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How to Prevent Lifting

October 1, 2006  | Article

Lifting nails are frustrating to the nail tech and annoying to the client. Left uncorrected, they could trap water and be the first step toward a bacterial infection. But before we get defensive and start pointing fingers, let’s check out the nails — and let them do the talking.

How to Ace a Nail Competition

October 1, 2006  | Article

Ahh … the joys of victory and the agony of defeat. In the nail competition arena, bringing home the trophy takes much more than skill — it starts with proper preparation, practice, a positive attitude, and a passion for competing.

Keywords: competitions  

Nailympian Competitors Shine in Vegas

August 1, 2006  | Article

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

Keywords: Japanese nail industry   Japanese nail technicians   Korea   Korean nail technicians   Nailympics  

Going primerless

June 1, 2006  | Article

Techs trained to include the third step of the acrylic application process -- primer -- may have a hard time dropping the insurance of this tried-and-true old friend. But many who have dared to explore this new, primerless world made the transition without missing a step. Is primerless the future of nails?

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   primers  

Easter's On Its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

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

Keywords: acrylics   advanced nail art   animal print nail art   colored acrylics   Easter nail art  

Easter's On Its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

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

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Easter nail art   holiday nail art   intermediate nail art  

Easter’s on its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

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

Keywords: acrylics   beginner nail art   colored acrylics   Easter nail art   holiday nail art  

Poland: Acrylic Nails Dominate

December 1, 2005  | Article

Though fairly young by American standards, the Polish nail industry is well on its way to becoming a bigger player in the international nail market.

Keywords: acrylics   international   nail art  

Halloween Haunt

October 17, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Lysa Comfort, Encino, Calif.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Halloween nail art   holiday nail art   nail art  

Halloween Haunt

October 17, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Lysa Comfort, Encino, Calif.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   French nail art   French twists   Halloween nail art  

NSI Sea Gems

September 1, 2005  | Demo

New Sea Gems crushed shells from NSI allow nail techs to easily create luminous, dazzling nail enhancements using Attraction liquid and powders or Balance UV Gels.

Keywords: acrylics   embedded acrylics   French nail art   French twists   nail art  

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  

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