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Upcoming Education: Global Artist Forum, LCN Master Classes, Nail University

April 29, 2009  | News

Upcoming educational events include the first Global Artist Forum in Kansas, LCN Master Classes taught by Somer Downes, and Shari Finger's Nail University in Elgin, Ill.

Keywords: continuing education   LCN   Shari Finger  

Star Nails Mini Blocks

April 15, 2009  | Product

Star Nails’ Mini Blocks are pre-cut buffing blocks designed to not only be cost effective but also environmentally friendly.

Keywords: buffers   Star Nail Products  

NSI Royal Precision Brush

April 15, 2009  | Product

NSI’s Royal Precision Brush is ergonomically designed for balance and comfort.

Keywords: brushes   NSI  

CND Perfect Color Powders Collection

April 14, 2009  | Product

CND’s Perfect Color Powders Collection allows techs to custom-blend and create natural-looking nail enhancements.

Keywords: acrylics   CND  

Backscratchers Septiblock Sanitizable File Block

April 14, 2009  | Product

Backscratchers’ Septiblock Sanitizable File Block has stick-on abrasives that come off so the block can be soaked in disinfectant.

Keywords: Backscratchers   buffers  

Clay Cane Slicing for Nail Art

April 6, 2009  | Video

Debbie from beautytech.com demonstrates how to slice nail art Clay Canes really thin. The polymer clay canes might have to be warmed before slicing, it depends on the brand of clay used (Fimo, Sculpty or any number of other brands. See www.beautytech.com/shoppe for more info on slicing and application with acrlics and gel enhancements.

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   fimo canes   nail art  

How can nail techs be sure they aren’t compromising the strength of an enhancement by adding too many embellishments?

April 6, 2009  | Article

A current trend is to add glitter, mylar, and other embellishments to nail enhancements, but how can nail techs be sure they aren’t compromising the strength of the enhancement and causing premature service breakdown by adding too much? Sometimes the glitter tips I’ve sculpted break off at the free edge, causing clients to doubt my abilities. (This occurs more often in gels than acrylics.)

Keywords: embellishments   glitter acrylics   glitter gels   nail art   product application  

INM Extreme Tips

April 2, 2009  | Product

INM’s new Extreme Tips have a deep C-curve and smile line for the professionally sculpted look.

Keywords: INM   tips  

Education Across the Nation

April 1, 2009  | Article

No need to go to a show--attend one of these traveling two-day seminars.

Keywords: continuing education   techniques  

Quick Tips: Acrylic Backfills

April 1, 2009  | Article

OPI educator and guest artist Lynn Ackerson-Warren gives some quick tips on acrylic backfills.

Keywords: acrylics   backfills   Nail Tips   OPI products  

Making A Flower Cane In Polymer Clay

April 1, 2009  | Video

Margo Therien demonstrates how we make one of our flower canes in polymer clay. These canes are used for a variety of projects, from lightswitch covers to beads to nail art.

Keywords: fimo canes   polymer  

Removing Acrylic Nails: A D-I-Y Checklist

April 1, 2009  | Article

For those rare occasions when one of your clients has to remove her acrylics on her own, outside of the salon, make sure she is prepared and does it correctly so she does not damage her nails. Here’s a tear-out do-it-yourself sheet for your clients and some tips from fellow nail techs on how to handle this subject with your clients.

Keywords: acrylics   customer service   educational materials   product removal  

From Russia, With Love

April 1, 2009  | Demo

Check out these step-by-step nail art designs with international appeal. They were created by students at the award-winning Russian School of Nail Enhancement OleHouse in Moscow.

Keywords: bridal nail art   CND   colored acrylics   enhancements   French nail art  

Corsets, Of Course

April 1, 2009  | Article

These intricate designs, made from acrylic nail products, were winners of a Design-A-Corset Competition recently held in Australia.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   competitions   fantasy nail art  

Soft Touch Sand Sponge File

March 4, 2009  | Product

Soft Touch’s Sand Sponge File makes it easy to achieve a perfect finish.

Keywords: FILES   Soft Touch  

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