February 1, 2010
Though many technicians prefer to sculpt, a pre-made nail tip that can be adhered to the natural nail can give newbie nail techs a nice runway to learn the delicate craft of gel and acrylic sculpting, while providing great-looking results.
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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).
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June 1, 2009
From client bookings to reports on product usage, find out what's going on inside the latest silicon chips for salons.
Keywords: client scheduling computer systems organization salon finances time saving devices
September 1, 2008
For the client whose main concern is ‘how long,’ and not ‘how much,’ Belvedere USA offers a 3-in-1 chair (mani, pedi and facial) to provide multiple services in the most efficient way.
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April 1, 2008
Orly’s Signature Manicure is perfect for clients looking for quality cuticle care, nail health and nail growth.
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January 1, 2005
Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.
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January 1, 2001
Do you ever wish the clock had more hours in it so you could get all of your work done? You’re not alone. Here, nail techs and industry professionals give the scoop on how they save a few extra minutes each day.
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December 1, 2000
Although manufacturers print the intended uses of their products on the label, many creative nail technicians have come up with additional uses that can benefit us all. This column talks about services and ticks that occur in the “real world” of nail services, where everything doesn’t go exactly like the service shown on the video and we have to be quick on our feet to make a client happy. Here are a few tricks I’ve picked up in my salon and from other nail technicians.
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March 1, 1998
Saving even 30 seconds off a fill could mean $400 more a year in income!
Keywords: nail prep time management time saving devices
November 1, 1995
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
November 1, 1995
Tip blenders not only make removing excess tip material easy, they’re easy on the natural nail as well.
Keywords: enhancements nail tips time saving devices tip blending
August 1, 1995
Whether you’re using nail tips or forms, refining your sculpting technique greatly reduces your filing time.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting filing techniques learning new techniques sculpting time saving devices