June 1, 2011
You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.
December 17, 2010
Lifting is the separation of the artificial nail coating from the natural nail, usually at or near the cuticle, but also may be seen in other locations.
August 10, 2009
Doug Schoon discusses preventing service breakdown in the salon.
March 1, 2008
CND Hotline Administrator Dede Hardy takes a moment to answer the question she hears most often from callers.
September 1, 1998
Though doctors cite a lack of scientific evidence that hormones influence product lifting, some nail technicians say their clients’ experiences provide all the proof they need.
January 1, 1996
If just a few clients have lifting, look to their lifestyles for the solution. If the numbers are higher, however, the cause probably can be traced back to your technique.
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.
August 1, 1994
Are you taking insulin or heart medication? Plus 9 other specific questions to get at the root of your client's lifting problem.
Celebrate Good Times [With Nails!]8 photos
Turning Back the Hands of Time21 photos
Plastic nail tips that are applied with adhesive and that cover the entire nail (full-well tips); press-on nails were made popular in the 1970s by Lee...
Do you use over-the-counter (non-professional only) polish?
Will gel-polish cause traditional polish to become obsolete?
Do Nail Techs Really Need Resumes?
What’s the most unusual place you did nails?
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