MAGAZINE

February 2005 Issue

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

Photography: Glenn Campbell

Model: Yakini McKinney, Body Parts Models

What is the recommended usage of cuticle oil?

February 22, 2005

One tech I work with is an advocate of daily use of cuticle oil. She claims it prevents acrylic lifting. The other tech is against daily use. She claims it causes acrylic to lift. Who is correct? What is the recommended usage of cuticle oil?

If a client no longer wants her sculpted acrylic nails, is it better to let them grow out and file them down or to remove them?

February 22, 2005

If a client no longer wants her sculpted acrylic nails, is it better to let them grow out and file them down or to remove them? I often get this question from clients when we remove the acrylic and the natural nail is very weak.

What is a time-efficient one-ball method acrylic?

February 22, 2005

Time is an issue at my salon. What is a time-efficient one-ball method acrylic? I never know what size ball to start with.

Is it safe to apply acrylic nails on an asthmatic client?

February 22, 2005

Is it safe to apply acrylic nails on an asthmatic client?

When you sculpt with gels, how do you get a C-curve?

February 1, 2005

When you sculpt with gels, how do you get a C-curve?

How can I convince my clients that there’s no harm in my nipping off excess cuticle?

February 1, 2005

How can I convince my clients that there’s no harm in my nipping off excess cuticle?

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