MAGAZINE

December 2004 Issue

Nails: Elsbeth, an international educator and nail artist from Orange, Calif.

Photography: Glenn Campbell

Hair and Makeup: Shalini Vadhera

Model: Eliza Escano, Wilhemina

When you use colored acrylics to create nail art, do you file the acrylic smooth? Can you use any liquid with colored powders?

December 1, 2004

When you use colored acrylics to create nail art, do you file the acrylic smooth or do you leave it? What if it’s 3-D? Also, can you use any acrylic liquid with colored powders?

How do you take off gels without hurting your clients’ natural nails?

December 1, 2004

How do you take off gels without hurting your clients’ natural nails?

Will Pipes Become Obsolete?

December 1, 2004

As pipe-free pedicure systems gain popularity within the industry, and concerns over sanitation and salon safety preoccupy the minds of clients and nail techs, it forces the question: Are pipe-free systems a better option?

I'm having a hard time control my electric file. I'm scared of cutting the client. How do I get more comfortable?

December 1, 2004

I have been doing nails for about a year now and I am having such a hard time getting used to using an electric file. My problem is with control. Basically I can’t go over the surface of the nail because I am too scared of cutting the client or having the drill kick under and over the nail. I don’t know what I should do to get more comfortable using it.

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