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Gel Fills by the Numbers

March 1, 2008  | Demo

It’s been a couple of weeks since your client left the salon with a shiny new set of gel enhancements. Her busy fingers have washed dishes, made beds, surfed the Internet, and clicked the seatbelt, leaving her in need of your professional services to bring them back to their original beauty and balance. Embrace the ease and forgiveness of gel with this basic gel fill routine.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   enhancements   fills   gels   nail prep  

Reverse Application Step-by-Step

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   electric filing techniques   fills   learning new techniques  

Fill or Start Fresh?

April 1, 2005  | Article

To find out what circumstances do warrant a fresh full set, we asked two nail techs known for their high standards when they fill and when they remove.

Keywords: acrylic fills   acrylics   backfills   fills   Maisie Dunbar  

Kupa Bits for Backfills

April 1, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Kupa inc., a leading manufacturer of electric files and carbide bits, has created a new bit that bakes backfilling easier and faster. This custom one-of-a-kind design comes in K Cut (silver) and Z Coat, which is a gold-plated finish. The barrel carbide bit is wider at the top, allowing the technician precision cutting with less pressure.

Keywords: backfills   fills   Kupa  

Colored Acrylics with Reverse Application

January 1, 2005  | Article

Colored and glitter acrylics are beautiful, but many of us do not do them in the salon because it is too time consuming for us and too expensive for the clients to change the color. Use a reverse application to make it easier. 

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   fills   step-by-step  

The Help Desk

November 1, 2002  | Article

"What can I do for a client with dry, rough, cracked hands?" asks our first reader. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   Doug Schoon   dry skin   fills   lifting  

Feel the Need for Speed?

October 1, 2001  | Article

Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   backfills   competitions   fills   nail prep  

The Help Desk

December 1, 2000  | Article

Get advice on dealing with fill lines and the effects of sunscreen on enhancements. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   backfills   electric filing techniques   fills   lifting  

Reader to Reader

May 1, 2000  | Article

Where you send in the questions, and your fellow readers supply their answers. This month, you asked: Do you charge for nail repairs during fills?

Keywords: customer service   fills   Reader to Reader   service pricing  

10 Ways to Cut Precious Minutes Off a Fill Service

November 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you need a few quick tips to catch up when you are running behind schedule or you are trying to whittle down your fill service time to fit more clients in your appointment book, there are a few tricks to doing a fill in less time

Keywords: CND   filing techniques   fills   Kim Patterson   nail prep  

Troubleshooter: How to Do a Fill on Gel Nails

June 1, 1995  | Article

With care and patience you can get picture-perfect results with these simple steps.

Keywords: fills   gels  

Trouble Shooter: How to Remove Lifted Product Properly When Doing a Fill

April 1, 1995  | Article

The most important thing to remember when doing an acrylic fill is to not nip product if you don’t need to.

Keywords: fills   learning new techniques   lifting   removing acrylics  
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