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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  

What to Do When Extensions Just Won’t Stay Put

January 1, 2005  | Article

Depending on what products you have tried, you may need to consider whether the product type is compatible with your client.

Keywords: acrylics   cyanoacrylate   lifting   methacrylates   nail prep  

The NAILS Help Desk Responds to Your Questions

March 1, 2004  | Article

This month readers want to know about odorless acrylics, diabetic clietns, and splinter hemorrhages. 

Keywords: base coats   chipping polish   cure times   diabetic clients   nail prep  

Backscratchers Accélawrap Fast Brush-On System

January 1, 2004  | Demo

A brush-on application allows for ease-of-use and quick application, while the aerosol dryer is fast and provides a supersmooth finish.

Keywords: Backscratchers   competition products   fiberglass wraps   manicure accessories   nail prep  

Getting Polish to Stay

December 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: nail prep   polish   polish adhesion   polish techniques  

Electric Filing Techniques: Prepping for a Full Set

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   enhancements   filing techniques   nail prep  

Stamp Out Lifting

April 1, 2002  | Article

It isn't always easy to figure out why a client is lifting. Work through these steps to rule out some common causes. 

Keywords: Australian nail techs   CND   lifting   nail prep  

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   customizing nail tips   fills  

Perfect Nails Begin With Proper Prep

January 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: nail prep  

Do Hormones Cause Artificial Nails to Lift?

September 1, 1998  | Article

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.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   effect of menopause on nails   effects of medications on nails   eponychium  

Making Every Second Count

March 1, 1998  | Article

Shaving even 30 seconds off a fill could mean $400 more a year in income!

Keywords: nail prep   time management   time saving devices  

The Help Desk Responds to Your Technical Questions

February 1, 1998  | Article

This month readers ask about nail shapes, getting a crisp smile line, and whether or not to etch nails.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   air pockets   choosing products   Debbie Schoaff   etching the nails  

Playing Fast Ball: Working Quickly With Acrylics

January 1, 1997  | Article

You can’t squeeze more hours in a day, but our experts can show you ways to fit more appointments into your schedule. How? By learning to do full sets in half the time.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   fast set acrylics   Kym Lee   nail prep   time-saving tips  

Lifting Opens a Pandora's Box of Bad Habits

January 1, 1996  | Article

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.

Keywords: lifting   nail prep  

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  

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