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, 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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March 1, 2004
This month readers want to know about odorless acrylics, diabetic clietns, and splinter hemorrhages.
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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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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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October 1, 2001
Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.
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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
Shaving even 30 seconds off a fill could mean $400 more a year in income!
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February 1, 1998
This month readers ask about nail shapes, getting a crisp smile line, and whether or not to etch nails.
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January 1, 1997
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.
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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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