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The Need for Speed

January 1, 2005  | Article

Mastering the art of nail enhancement application is downright frustrating. Follow my 5-step program and you to will be doing sets and fills in an hour.

Keywords: filing techniques   hand filing   Shari Finger   time management  

Colored Acrylics with Reverse Application

January 1, 2005  | Article

Colored and glitter acrylics are beautiful, but many of us do not do them in the salon because it is too time consuming for us and too expensive for the clients to change the color. Use a reverse application to make it easier. 

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   fills   step-by-step  

What to Do When Extensions Just Won’t Stay Put

January 1, 2005  | Article

Depending on what products you have tried, you may need to consider whether the product type is compatible with your client.

Keywords: acrylics   cyanoacrylate   lifting   methacrylates   nail prep  

Get Ready to Compete

January 1, 2005  | Article

Technicians are often afraid or intimidated when it comes to entering a nail competition. Oftentimes, it is simply because they don’t know what to expect. These helpful tips are exactly what a new competitor needs to rise to the challenge.

Keywords: competitions   Patricia Yankee Williams   Top 25 Competitors  

Wrapped for the Holidays

December 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger, Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   advanced nail art   Christmas nail art  

Fall Paisley

September 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by MaeLing Parrish of Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   beginner nail art   color fades   colored acrylics   glitter acrylics  

Color Chameleon

August 1, 2004  | Article

Colored acrylic powder is as versatile a medium as nail art paint, if not more so. From incredibly detailed designs to abstract stylings, the nail art possibilities are limitless. In the first part of a two-part series meant to illustrate the versatility of colored acrylic and showcase the talent of nail techs, we start you off with a few designs to experiment with.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   colored acrylics   embellishments   nail art   rhinestones  

Behind the Scenes: New Gig for Top Competitor

August 1, 2004  | Demo

For this month's cover shoot, John Hauk, top competitor, salon owner with a full book of clients, and OPI Products’ new technical advisor, helped us create a Puccini-inspired nail look.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   John Hauk   OPI products  

Petal Pushers

June 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by MaeLing Parrish, Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   beginner nail art   floral nail art  

We Have Liftoff - Troubleshooting Lifting Causes

January 1, 2004  | Article

We’ve compiled the many possible causes of lifting along with some handy solutions to take some of the guesswork out of your work.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   lifting  

EZ Flow Trademark Swirl Design

January 1, 2004  | Demo

EZ Flow's swirl design is perfect for the New Year festivities and was created using the Gemstones Colored Acrylic Collection.

Keywords: abstract nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   EZ Flow   nail art  

Behind the Scenes: She’s Got Her Dancing Shoes [and Feet] Ready

December 1, 2003  | Article

This month's cover tech, Tiffany Greco, focuses on education.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   CND  

OPI's Absolute Acrylic System

November 1, 2003  | Demo

Steps are highlighted for use of OPI's Absolute system for nails.

Keywords: acrylics   OPI products   pink-and-whites  

Flowers in the Fall

October 1, 2003  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Erin Barnes, Visuals II Day Spa in Litchfield, Ariz.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   floral nail art  

6 Tips on Tips

July 1, 2003  | Article

But when selecting a tip to fit your individual client’s nail, remember these six basic nail shapes and make your selection accordingly.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   Nail Tips   OPI products  

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