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Tips for Working with Gel

April 28, 2011  | Blog Post

 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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  

Just in Time for Summer: New Rockstar Technique

April 13, 2011  | Blog Post

 Summer is just around the corner and toes are peeking out of sandals more and more everyday! An easy add on for pedis is glitter work — you can even add it to manicures using the

Keywords: gels   Nail art   pedicures   troubleshooting  

A Little Help From My Nail Friends

April 8, 2011  | Blog Post

Hello out there in nail land. How are things going this week? For the blog this time I would like to get some feedback on a few things I have on my blog to-do list so

Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Would You Be OK If Your Phone or Computer Crashed?

April 1, 2011  | Blog Post

How much of a tech junkie are you? Could you live without your laptop? Is your cell phone nearly a lifeline? To that end what would happen if one or both of them crashed, were stolen, or

Keywords: client issues   social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

All Acetone is Not Equal

March 21, 2011  | Blog Post

With acetone prices jumping at distributors everywhere in a response to growing demand, some salons are opting to purchase acetone from hardware or lumberyard type stores instead. Pure acetone is pure acetone, right?Not exactly. To find

Keywords: troubleshooting  

Natural Nail Repair Video Using Fiberglass

March 2, 2011  | Blog Post

Natural nail techs are on the rise as is their income with all the great nail options out there these days.  One of the things I find that some natural nail techs struggle with are nail

Keywords: natural nail care   troubleshooting  

Caring for (and Understanding) the Cuticle

January 5, 2011  | Blog Post

To start in on fulfilling your requests for help with preventing lifting, a good place to begin is the cuticle. Most likely we all go through the steps of cuticle work and everyone uses different tools,

Keywords: acrylics   continuing education   gels   natural nail care   student issues  

Chasing the (Fill) Line

December 28, 2010  | Blog Post

Do you notice at this time of year when everyone is busy celebrating and enjoying friends and family that they perhaps like wearing their enhancements a bit longer? Maybe they keep the length the same but

Keywords: acrylics   gels   troubleshooting  

Help Desk: What Can I Do About Elderly Client's Peeling Nails?

September 1, 2004  | Article

This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   backfills   effect of UV light   elderly clients  

Troubleshooter: Prepping to Prevent Lifting

March 1, 2002  | Article

The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application - especially those just starting out - is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   Troubleshooter   troubleshooting  

Tip of the Month

November 1, 1996  | Article

Vanessa Wright offers solutions to typical nail problems by using common household objects. 

Keywords: techniques   Tip of the Month   troubleshooting  

The Strength Is in the Length

June 1, 1993  | Article

The secret to applying long-lasting tips is choosing the right length and shape for the individual client and educating her on how to care for her nails between appointment.

Keywords: nail tips   shaping tips   troubleshooting  

Filings

June 1, 1983  | Article

Easy solutions to some of your trickiest problems.

Keywords: employee issues   primers   troubleshooting  
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