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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
September 1, 2004
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.
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July 1, 2004
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.
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August 1, 2003
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.
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July 1, 2002
"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?"
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July 1, 1999
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.
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March 1, 1997
"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?"
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March 1, 1997
What can I do to relieve the pressure in my client's trumpet nail?
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