August 6, 2015
While renovating her new nail studio, Suzie Moskal damaged her acrylic thumbnail. In this in-depth tutorial, she demonstrates how to repair the lifted nail and make it beautiful again.
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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.
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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.
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August 10, 2009
Doug Schoon discusses preventing service breakdown in the salon.
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March 1, 2008
CND Hotline Administrator Dede Hardy takes a moment to answer the question she hears most often from callers.
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January 1, 2005
Depending on what products you have tried, you may need to consider whether the product type is compatible with your client.
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January 1, 2005
Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.
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September 1, 2004
This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions.
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January 1, 2004
We’ve compiled the many possible causes of lifting along with some handy solutions to take some of the guesswork out of your work.
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June 1, 2003
Onycholysis - separation of the nail plate from the nail bed - may appear innocuous at first, but caution clients against a “wait and see” approach. While you can’t diagnose the condition or its cause, arm yourself and your clients with information.
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February 1, 2003
This month our guest panelists deal with lifting, allergic reactions, and the difference between a "classic pedicure" and a spa-type pedicure.
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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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April 1, 2002
It isn't always easy to figure out why a client is lifting. Work through these steps to rule out some common causes.
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March 1, 2002
The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application — especially those just starting out —: is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.
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January 1, 2002
This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.
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