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Tech-to-Tech: Do You Place Blame or Find Solutions?

January 31, 2012  | 

When someone comes into the salon and has issues with their nails not wearing as they should, is your first instinct to look for blame or access the damages and hunt for solutions? So often I

Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Talking to an OPI Educator about GelColor

December 15, 2011  | 

There have been lots of requests in my e-mail and on my Facebook for more information on the new OPI GelColor. Since you could probably tuck what I know about OPI in a thimble it seemed

Keywords: gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

A Good Analogy for UV Lamps

November 18, 2011  | 

With all the discussion about UV lamps and now LED lamps Doug Schoon left a post on my page recently that made so much sense I knew it needed to be shared!“Finding a lamp with high

Keywords: gels   troubleshooting  

Do You Read the Directions?

August 19, 2011  | 

Do you ever read the directions on nail products? Maybe a glimpse to be sure you’re using it properly or just full steam ahead because how hard could it really be anyway? Sometimes you can get

Keywords: client issues   healthy working   troubleshooting  

Embedding in Rockstar Toes

July 28, 2011  | 

Thanks so much to all who answered the call for help on embedding things in enhancements! Your comments and video links were so helpful and much appreciated. Some of us tend to shy away from embedding

Keywords: gels   nail art   pedicures   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

In Search Of Embedding Techniques

July 18, 2011  | 

Do you admit your shortcomings as a professional or are you basically good at everything? I like to think I can do everything decently, but am smart enough to know that my niche is in natural

Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

A Summertime Nail Experiment

July 14, 2011  | 

Do you ever test things out that your clients complain about? There have been some mentions about water, chlorine, and generally common summer vacation activities causing challenges with nail coverings. It is not every day that

Keywords: client issues   gels   troubleshooting  

Tech-to-Tech: How Did You Improve Your Service Times?

May 31, 2011  | 

It seems that a lot of you did consider yourself slow! If you feel like you have the technique down, what can you possibly do to speed up? I’m sure you are tired of hearing it,

Keywords: client issues   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Are You Slow or Just Meticulous?

May 25, 2011  | 

I frequently hear in class that nail professionals think they are slow. What really defines slow? Does this mean someone else in the salon works faster, are you comparing to the industry average time, or a

Keywords: troubleshooting  

True or False? Find Out if These Nail Myths Are Real

May 20, 2011  | 

I’ve enjoyed reading your messages and have some answers for your myth questions that you can share with clients! Gel nails are better for your nails then liquid and powder.False. To quote Greg Salo from Young Nails,

Keywords: acrylics   gels   troubleshooting  

What's Your Favorite Nail Myth?

May 13, 2011  | 

We have all heard them, the informative tips that people have for stronger nails, longer nails, and how to let your nails breathe. I nearly hurt myself laughing this morning reading a post on Nail Tips,

Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Acrylic: Understanding Mix Ratio

April 29, 2011  | 

We have covered great cuticle work as an option to help prevent lifting. If you work with liquid-and-powder products another culprit can be the mix ratio. The mix ratio can vary from company to company, so

Keywords: acrylics   troubleshooting  

Tips for Working with Gel

April 28, 2011  | 

 I’ve had some requests for help with gels. One of the most difficult things is getting the hang of working with it, especially if you are used to working with liquid and powder. It is a

Keywords: gels   troubleshooting  

Perfecting Your Acrylic Smile Lines

April 26, 2011  | 

Do liquid-and-powder smile lines elude you? Does it feel like a jigsaw puzzle and someone is playing a joke on you by withholding some of the pieces? Smile lines have always been a struggle for me

Keywords: acrylics   troubleshooting  

Step Out of the Box for Continuing Education

April 22, 2011  | 

Do you ever feel like if you like one product you shouldn’t acknowledge other products? Or are you a big fan of closet chemistry mixing-and-matching whatever suits you? Sometimes nail professionals feel pulled in different directions

Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

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