March 1, 2008
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.
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January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
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April 1, 2005
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.
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April 1, 2005
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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.
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January 1, 2005
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.
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November 1, 2002
"What can I do for a client with dry, rough, cracked hands?" asks our first reader.
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October 1, 2001
Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.
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December 1, 2000
Get advice on dealing with fill lines and the effects of sunscreen on enhancements.
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May 1, 2000
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?
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November 1, 1995
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
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June 1, 1995
With care and patience you can get picture-perfect results with these simple steps.
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April 1, 1995
The most important thing to remember when doing an acrylic fill is to not nip product if you don’t need to.
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