February 1, 2009
Quick tips to ensure a clean nail plate which is a must to make sure product adheres properly to the nail.
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July 2, 2008
Watch step-by-step demonstrations covering acrylic, gel, and nail art.
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June 17, 2008
Quick tips and review for the AXXIUM system.
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May 1, 2008
You may be surprised to learn that scotch tape is a key ingredient when repairing badly damaged toenails. Athena Elliott, the owner of SPAthena in Houston and a certified Medical Nail Technician, describes her method of rebuilding toenails when clients have very little nail.
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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, 2004
A brush-on application allows for ease-of-use and quick application, while the aerosol dryer is fast and provides a supersmooth finish.
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December 1, 2003
For all the work you do to get your clients’ polish to last — from buffing to using the best in top coats — something keeps making it chip and tear away. Frustrated? Read on for tips from some of the trade’s utmost experts on how to make polish longer-lasting.
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February 1, 2003
Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application.
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January 1, 1999
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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.
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March 1, 1998
Saving even 30 seconds off a fill could mean $400 more a year in income!
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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.
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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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October 1, 1995
If your clients experience a burning sensation during a nail service, chances are you’re preparing the nail improperly or applying the product incorrectly.
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