MAGAZINE

October 2005 Issue

Nails: Elsbeth Schuetz, an Orange, Calif.-based international educator

Photography: Don Diaz

Model: Ingrid Raine, CED

I am having a continuous problem with my clients’ nails lifting around the cuticle.

October 28, 2005

I am currently a nail student and I am having a continuous problem with my clients’ nails lifting around the cuticle. I am using good product so I know that isn’t the reason. I was wondering if using too much or too little liquid could cause them to lift.

How do I speed up my services?

October 28, 2005

How do I speed up my services? I don’t want to hurt people by filing fast and some women can’t work with you during nail services.

Is there anything I can do for my client who is allergic to acrylics?

October 28, 2005

I have a client who is allergic to most acrylics. She has also had chemotherapy, which has left her nails deformed. I’ve tried just about everything to help her, but silk wraps don’t stay on and she reacts to most acrylics — even the ones made for sensitive clients. Is there anything I can do for her?

Can you apply acrylic on the underside of the nail to prevent the product from lifting at the free edge as the nail grows out?

October 14, 2005

Can you apply acrylic on the underside of the nail to prevent the product from lifting at the free edge as the nail grows out?

Is it OK to file a callus all the way down, or should I leave some?

October 14, 2005

Is it OK to file a callus all the way down, or should I leave some?

Is it OK to put tea tree oil in the soak to soften dry cuticles?

October 14, 2005

I do a lot of natural nail manicures and I like to put a few drops of tea tree oil in the soak to soften dry cuticles. Is this effective or is it too diluted? Does it have any other positive effects?

LCN Pedique Plus French Toes

October 1, 2005

Pedique plus by LCN is a one-component, light-cured resin that can be used to cosmetically restore damage toenails or simply create a permanent French look. It was created with high flexibility to follow the natural movement of the feet. A variety of color options makes it easy to achieve individualized color for each client, so Pedique Plus looks and feels natural. As an added benefit, Pedique plus is enhanced with an antimicrobial component.

Young Nails Mylar French Tip

October 1, 2005

Young Nail’s new mylar collection is great for creating unique nail enhancements. Here we use it to create a beautiful and fresh alternative to the traditional French tip. The collection from Young Nails features nine vibrant colors, including Blueberry Icy, Lemonade Icy, Blueberry Mint, Lime Icy, Mint Icy, raspberry Icy, Strawberry Banana Icy, and Vanilla Icy.

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