July 1, 2010
It’s been a while since the nail industry had something truly new to capture our imagination. But over the course of the last several years, several professional manufacturers have been fine-tuning gel technologies and the product developments are truly something to get excited about.
January 21, 2010
I start practicing about a month before each competition. I have a pool of practice models I pull from and I schedule at least one practice session for most every weekend leading up to the competition.
September 1, 2009
Feel like you could stand to sharpen up on your liquid-and-powder application times? Then check out the timeline breakdowns from four experienced pros, and compare your own personal bests (and maybe find a new technique or two along the way).
July 1, 2009
This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.
Light Elegance has re-released an old favorite, Fiber Gel. Fiber Gel is a UV-cured gel that contains fiberglass mixed into the gel. The fiber is strong and can be used on fills and full-sets, and it is a self-leveling product. When cured, the fiberglass becomes locked together to form a blanket of strength.
June 19, 2009
OPI Absolute: Makeover Pink & White Sculpt
OPI Absolute: Salon Pink & White
June 1, 2009
The Balance Body Builder gel has a thicker viscosity that allows for easy building of the upper arch. It cures to a high shine in 90 seconds and is perfect for warmer environments. Here’s how to do an extreme nail makeover with the Body Builder Cover Pink.
Star Nail’s Nail Evolution, consisting of a liquid monomer and bonding acrylic powder, is engineered for maximum bonding of acrylic to natural nails. Primer is not required,and Nail Evolution is guaranteed to not lift or yellow.
January 14, 2009
Go beyond french enhancements with NSI's Attraction Acrylic System.
October 1, 2008
A 20-year nail tech has the chops for big competitions.
June 17, 2008
Creating pink & white sculpt with the Axxium Gel System.
June 1, 2008
The symmetry of the apex makes a big difference on the overall appearance of the nail.
A Light Finish: The Latest in LED Gel Lamp Technology27 photos
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Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin condition that aff ects men, women, and children. It can be itchy, painful, and leave permanent scars.
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