MAGAZINE

June 2005 Issue

Nails: Amy Becker, salon owner in Mequon, Wis.

Photography: Mimi Haddon

Model: Lanie Mimikahes, Body Parts Models

Signature Services: The Gold Digger Manicure

June 1, 2005

An alternative to the traditional French Manicure, the Gold Digger puts precious metal at clients’ fingertips using champagne and gold-infused products.

What is the secret to that high-gloss shine I see on some acrylics?

June 1, 2005

What is the secret to that high-gloss shine I see on some acrylics? Are they using a special top coat? Or can you just buff the acrylic and not put anything else on?

Are odorless acrylics more prone to yellowing?

June 1, 2005

I’m having a huge problem with the yellowing ofmy clients’ nails. Because I work in a spa atmosphere, I have no choice but to use odorless acrylics. I have tried a few different methods, including using a gel overlay (which sometimes peels right off), however I end up with the same results: yellowed nails. Sometimes they are yellow even before the client leaves the salon. The other problem with odorless acrylics is that they never seem to set. When I file them the acrylic just clumps off.

Can you offer any advice on how to keep my pink-and-white sculpts from turning out too thick?

June 1, 2005

Can you offer any advice on how to keep my pink-and-white sculpts from turning out too thick?

Pickles and Ice Cream Pedicure

June 1, 2005

I’ve Got an Electric File Question

June 1, 2005

Some questions get asked and answered again and again. Electric files, what with all the controversy they can kick up, are a source of perpetual wonder. We wrangled manufacturers of electric files and bits and got them to share the answers to the questions they hear most.

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