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.
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October 1, 2001
How to keep an airbrush French fresh and doing backfills.
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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
December 1, 2000
Keywords: tip application
July 1, 1999
The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.
Keywords: American Manicure C-curves CND decals French manicures
January 1, 1999
Keywords: nail prep
October 1, 1998
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.
August 1, 1998
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