February 1, 2003
Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application.
Keywords: electric files electric filing techniques enhancements filing techniques nail prep
February 1, 2003
Using an electric file to remove lifted product will greatly reduce the time spent on this common repair.
Keywords: electric files electric filing techniques enhancements filing techniques product removal
January 1, 2003
Salons could easily charge, and get, $50-$60 for a full set. Those increasing service prices helped the overall industry growth upward this year (after a year that saw the overall business fall, this year we saw an increase in salon business from $6.43 billion to $6.45 billion).
Keywords: acrylic pricing service pricing
October 1, 2002
Whatever the reason your client wants to go natural, it's a good opportunity to maintain her as a client by preserving her natural nail as only a nail professional can.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting acrylics product removal removing acrylics Troubleshooter
May 1, 2002
This month's panel tackles how to buy nippers, what's happening with a damaged nail, and how mood-changing polishes work.
Keywords: Doug Schoon Lacinda Headings mood changing polish nippers polish
April 1, 2002
It isn't always easy to figure out why a client is lifting. Work through these steps to rule out some common causes.
Keywords: Australian nail techs CND lifting nail prep
March 1, 2002
The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application — especially those just starting out —: is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting Canadian nail techs Lee-Anne Baker-Smith lifting Troubleshooter
January 1, 2002
This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.
Keywords: acrylics Doug Schoon hydrogen peroxide lifting polish adhesion
December 1, 2001
Applying a thin acrylic overlay to a vertical split on the nail can help protect it from further damage, while still allowing the client to wear her nails natural
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting nail repairs natural nail repairs splitting nails Troubleshooter
October 1, 2001
Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.
Keywords: Alisha Sale backfills competitions customizing nail tips fills
October 1, 2001
How to keep an airbrush French fresh and doing backfills.
Keywords: backfills French manicures how products work nail strengtheners pink-and-whites
July 1, 2001
Anyone who has ever tried to remove MMA from a new client’s nails knows the bond is tough to break. It might be more difficult to deal with clients emotional attachment to their nails.
Keywords: acrylic removal EMA Maggie Franklin MMA product removal
April 1, 2001
Although it’s technically not a natural nail care service, dip or powder-and-adhesive services are a good option for clients who don’t want full acrylics but can’t get their own nails growing.
Keywords: odorless systems