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Clay Cane Fever

August 15, 2008  | 

One of the latest trends to sweep through the nail industry is the clay cane. Clay canes are small strips of clay that have designs on them. Techs slice the canes thin and then embed the

Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  

E-File Maintenance

July 31, 2008  | 

I have an upcoming article on repairing broken salon equipment, and I got some good pointers from Medicool’s Steve Wallace on how to take care of your e-file so you’ll maximize the lifetime and limit repair costs. 

Keywords: products   techniques  

Tips From a Pro

July 25, 2008  | 

I recently profiled Lynn Lammers for our Top 25 List feature in the September issue, and I asked her how she’s able to make such detailed drawings on a surface as tiny as a nail. “One of

Keywords: nail art   techniques  

Digital Demos

June 17, 2008  | 

Some of you may already know about NAILS TV. For those that haven’t heard about it, it’s a new website where NAILS can gather videos on everything a tech could need, from demos to tradeshow coverage

Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  

NAILS tv Goes Live!

May 19, 2008  | 

The latest addition to NAILS Magazine’s online empire (I kid, well sort of) is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. We bring you NAILS tv, a collection of online videos from nail techs, manufacturers, industry

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   nail art   products   techniques  

Beauty Blogs

May 1, 2008  | 

I recently checked out an interesting blog put on by a girl from Cleveland, who provides up-to-date information on essentially every new polish that comes out. You might already know of it. It’s called All Lacquered

Keywords: techniques  

Get Up Close and Personal

April 30, 2008  | 

In-person networking events are one of the best ways of meeting people and forming lasting relationships. It’s a great way to meet up with other techs in your region for a day (or even a weekend

Keywords: Hannah Lee   techniques   tradeshows  

Raising the Bar on Education

April 18, 2008  | 

This past March, Tammy Warner of Nails Unlimited in Buffalo, N.Y., held her first annual Buffalo Education Event to bring educators and professional technicians together to share techniques, ideas, and advice to help give them a

Keywords: techniques  

Brushes with Greatness

September 1, 2004  | Article

Don’t underestimate the power of a nail brush. They might sometimes be considered an afterthought, but these tools play a big role in a nail tech's job. Read on for tips on getting the most use of your brush, caring for it, and which brush works best for you. 

Keywords: brush care   techniques  

Look Who’s Talking

July 1, 2004  | Article

Have you ever wondered who the person is attached to the voice on the other end of the telephone when you call a manufacturer for technical support? Meet four manufacturer’s educators and learn what a typical day is like.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   OPI Products   Star Nail Products   techniques  

What’s in a File?

August 1, 2003  | Article

From filing to shaping, a nail file is one of the most important tools in any nail service. Use this guide to prep you on files — from grit types and what files are made of to what to look for in a quality abrasive.

Keywords: files   filing techniques   Flowery   grit   how products are made  

The Help Desk

July 1, 2002  | Article

"I have been a nail tech for a little over two years and I still have trouble blending the tips so that they don’t show through the acrylic at all. Do you have any advice?"

Keywords: acrylics   callus   reader questions   techniques   The Help Desk  

Put on a Smiley Face

July 1, 1999  | Article

The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.

Keywords: American Manicure   C-curves   CND   decals   French manicures  

Lab Reports

March 1, 1997  | Article

"My client’s big toenail’s side walls curve so much that they nearly meet. The middle section of the nail is sore because both ends are pinching the skin. What can I do to relieve this pressure?"

 

Keywords: dermatologists   healthy working   ingrown toenails   inhalation   masks  

Lab Reports

March 1, 1997  | Article

What can I do to relieve the pressure in my client's trumpet nail?

Keywords: damaged toenails   pincer nails   techniques  

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