December 1998 Issue

Nails: Tom Bachik of Creative Nail Design (Vista, Calif.) did a tip and overlay on this month's cover model.

Polish: Creative Nail Design Adrenaline

Photography: Ceasar Lima

Hairstyling: Shannon Frost, Cloutier

Model: Traci Tyler, Brand Model and Talent Agency

The Help Desk: Can I Mix and Match Products?

December 1, 1998

Nail techs ask our panelists about mixing products, using pennies in hot lotion warmers, and how to get the under-nail really clean. 

Competition Formulas Are Built to Win

December 1, 1998

Competition formulas can be used in the “real world” to give clients’ nails the competition look without sacrificing strength and durability.

Tip of the Month

December 1, 1998

A proponent of the waterless manicure, Susan Hilker uses lotion and a heat lamp to hydrate clients’ skin.

Texas Takes Up the Drill Issue

December 1, 1998

The Commission has brought up the issue because of a tremendous influx of consumer complaints about nail damage due to drill use.

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