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Perfect Nails Begin With Proper Prep

January 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: nail prep  

Creating Powerful Bonds—With or Without Primer

October 1, 1998  | Article

Due to differences in individual body chemistry, no single primer is going to work best for every client. So study your options: methacrylic acid primers, “non-acid” primers, and a new primer-less acrylic system.

Keywords: primers  

When It Comes to Acrylic Brushes, Size Does Matter

August 1, 1998  | Article

Is bigger really better? Yes, say many nail technicians who claim that learning how to use a larger brush led to a more time-efficient service for their clients.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   brushes   Kim Patterson  

Making Every Second Count

March 1, 1998  | Article

Shaving even 30 seconds off a fill could mean $400 more a year in income!

Keywords: nail prep   time management   time saving devices  

Nail Wrap Glue Is Latest Addition to IBD’s 5-Second Glue Family

March 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: adhesives   IBD  

Off With Their Nails

March 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: removing acrylics  

Tip of the Month: A Coat of Clear Gel Gives Acrylics a Shine

March 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: gels   UV top coats  

Tip of the Month: Taking Care of Your Brush

October 1, 1997  | Article

Keywords: brushes  

Re-Investing the Nail Tip

September 1, 1997  | Article

The latest tip styles are all about flexibility and of serving the needs of as many different clients as possible while making the nail technician’s job easier. Many of today’s designs are the result of suggestions from nail technicians themselves.

Keywords: Acu-Systems   backfills   Backscratchers   CND   Cuccio Naturale  

Bubble Trouble

July 1, 1997  | Article

Next to lifting, bubbles in acrylic product may be a technician’s peskiest problem.

When It's Time For a Change

June 1, 1997  | Article

Clients have their reasons for wanting to go au naturel—with their nails, that is. You can keep your former acrylic clients loyal to you with a good removal and post-removal care.

Keywords: acrylics   customer service   nail biting   natural nail care   removing acrylics  

How Tips Are Made

March 1, 1997  | Article

Nail tips are made by a meticulous process that involves a computer, complex mathematical calculations, acetate pellets, and high-powered injection molding machines.

Keywords: tips  

Magical Nail Makeovers

February 1, 1997  | Article

We may not be magicians, but nail technicians can create what our clients think is "magic." The most dramatic illusions are achieved on clients with nails that are bitten, ski-jump-shaped, fan-shaped, or flat.

Keywords: acrylics   nail biting   ski jump nails   tip application  

The Color of Monomer

December 1, 1996  | Article

Designed with the growth in the market for permanent French manicures in mind, these colored monomers don’t clean like laundry soap, they just make the nails look cleaner.

Keywords: CND   colored monomer   Doug Schoon   NSI  

Tip of the Month: Cleaning Dirty Nails

August 1, 1996  | Article

Clean up discolored nails quickly and easily

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   OPI products  

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