October 1998 Issue

Kudos go to Tom Holcomb of Irving, Texas, who walked away with the North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) in the Nail Makeover category for 1998. His winning work (transformed from short, natural nails) graces this month’s cover.

Nail Techs Answer Colleagues' Technical Questions

October 1, 1998

Sometimes the best answers to technical questions are from your peers. In this bimonthly column, respected nail veterans from across the country tackle reader questions ranging from how to prevent a gel-cure burn to advice for chronic nail pickers to etching the natural nail.

The Many Faces of a Backfill

October 1, 1998

By acquiring this advanced skill, nail technicians can earn more money per service and stay one step ahead of the game.

Creating Powerful Bonds—With or Without Primer

October 1, 1998

Due to differences in individual body chemistry, no single primer is going to work best for every client. So study your options: methacrylic acid primers, “non-acid” primers, and a new primer-less acrylic system.

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