September 2005 Issue

Photograpahy: Glenn Campbell

Why is an air pocket appearing in the middle of my clients' acrylic nails?

September 6, 2005

I have been a nail tech for five years. In the last several months when my clients return for their fill I find a large air pocket in the center of some of their nails and the acrylic is sealed around the air pocket. When I finish the fill there is no air pocket. When they come back for their fill that’s when I notice it. Is my technique incorrect all of sudden? I just can’t figure it out.

How can you keep lines from showing once you do a fill?

September 6, 2005

How can you keep lines from showing once you do a fill? I have used a fill line eraser, but they still seem to show.

Why do tiny “hairs” of lint show up only after the gel has been cured? How do you fix this?

September 6, 2005

Why do tiny “hairs” of lint show up only after the gel has been cured? How do you fix this?

Why is my top coat wrinkling on toenails?

September 6, 2005

Why is my top coat wrinkling on toenails? This only happens when the feet are cold. Do the feet have to be a certain temperature?

Play It Safe With Paraffin

September 1, 2005

With so many sets of hands and feet dipped in the same paraffin bath day after day, should cross-contamination be a concern? The risk is actually low and we’ll show you how to keep it that way.

21 Gel Tricks, Tips, and Techniques

September 1, 2005

Gels have their own lingo, their own tricks, their own innuendo. Here we tapped gel manufacturers, educators, and users for 21 bits of gel insider info. From terms like “capping,” “pillowing,” and “freezing” to why you can’t handle your product the same way you do acrylic, these techniques and tricks are good to know no matter how long you’ve been doing gels.

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