April 2005 Issue

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

Photography: Ken Wong

Model: Rosalind Brice

No Pinching

April 1, 2005

Simple tip to keep the creation of a great C-curve from hurting the client. 

Fill or Start Fresh?

April 1, 2005

To find out what circumstances do warrant a fresh full set, we asked two nail techs known for their high standards when they fill and when they remove.

Entity Nail Couture Pink-and-White Nails

April 1, 2005

Entity Nail Couture is a complete line of nail studio products developed to put the skills and science of professional nail care in the service of nail technicians. Here, Entity products are used to create a sophisticated pink-and -white enhancement.

Kupa Bits for Backfills

April 1, 2005

Kupa inc., a leading manufacturer of electric files and carbide bits, has created a new bit that bakes backfilling easier and faster. This custom one-of-a-kind design comes in K Cut (silver) and Z Coat, which is a gold-plated finish. The barrel carbide bit is wider at the top, allowing the technician precision cutting with less pressure.

Absolute Reconstruction Pink by OPI

April 1, 2005

New Absolute Reconstruction Pink acrylic powder arms nail techs against flat nail beds, short nail bed, bitten nails, and otherwise imperfect nail beds. Reconstruction Pink offers ideal opacity in a skin-flattering pink that’s formulated for camouflaging imperfections and creating the illusion of long, graceful nail beds. Here, reconstruction Pink used to elongate a short nail bed.

How do I know which electric file bit to use for which purpose?

April 1, 2005

With so many different electric file bits, please tell me which ones are really needed to file off acrylic or gel for prep, and which ones go around the cuticle area, file off excess acrylic, and then smooth the acrylic over the nails. (I also need to know sizes).

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