MAGAZINE

August 2006 Issue

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  • Nail Tech of the Year finalists, Lorena Marquez, Mary Seitzinger, and MaeLing Parrish
  • Nail Tech of the Year winner Mary Seitzinger's colored acrylic nails
  • Salon of the Year (1-4) Nail Techs finalists Kim Setzer, Kathy Brown, and Sandra Cassanova
  • Salon of the Year (5+ Nail Techs) winner VIP Salon & Spa's pedicure drying area
  • Salon of the Year (5+ Nail Techs) finalists Maisie Dunbar, Renee Borowy, and Cassie Piasecki
  • Salon of the Year (1-4) Nail Techs winner Studio 24 SalonSpa's reception area
  • Signature Services: Tahitian Mandarin Manicure

    August 1, 2007

    An Eastern-inspired service that incorporates tamanu oil (an oil from Tahiti’s ati trees), coconut oil, and mandarin, this manicure is ideal for clients in need of a tropical getaway.

    Nailympian Competitors Shine in Vegas

    August 1, 2006

    The sixth annual Nailympics brought out competitors from around the world to compete in six nail categories with three levels of competition.

    When doing backfills on my gels, why am I having a problem with the white separating and coming off?

    August 1, 2006

    When doing backfills on my gels, I am having a problem with the white separating and coming off. Sometimes it comes off in one piece, or the natural nail will peel away from the gel. I am being very thorough with my prep work. What causes this?

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