April 1999 Issue

Nails: Janice Lonardo of Star Nail Products (Valencia, CA) used T3 Fibergel on the cover model.

Photography: Caesar Lima

Model: Pam Hayashida of Ford

What's Your Problem?

April 1, 1999

Whether you’re a beginner struggling to reduce thickness at the cuticle or a veteran whose C-curve is looking flat, this troubleshooting guide, put together by nail technician Shari Finger can help. Here are her tips to combat common acrylic woes.


The Help Desk

April 1, 1999

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 care for the natural nail after removing enhancements to preventing nails from turning yellow under a UV light, to avoiding air bubbles between the nail and the tip. Have a technical problem you can’t solve? Send it by fax to (310) 533-2504, or mail to NAILS Help Desk, 21061 S.Western Ave.,Torrance, CA 90501, or e-mail us at

Overgrowth Gone

April 1, 1999

Removing excess cuticle growth is an essential part of any nail service, Nail technicians have their own preferences as far as what implements and products to use for removing unsightly growth.

How do you do a backfill without using a drill?

April 1, 1999

Can you do a proper backfill without an electric file?

Massage 101

April 1, 1999

With more than 100 massage techniques performed throughout the world (not to mention the combinations thereof), there truly is a massage therapy to suit every need. Here, we provide the basics on five of the most popular.

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