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Stamp Out Lifting

April 1, 2002  | Article

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  

Troubleshooter: Prepping to Prevent Lifting

March 1, 2002  | Article

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  

The Help Desk Has Answers to Your Questions

January 1, 2002  | Article

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  

Troubleshooter: Protecting and Reinforcing a Split Nail

December 1, 2001  | Article

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  

Feel the Need for Speed?

October 1, 2001  | Article

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  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

October 1, 2001  | Article

How to keep an airbrush French fresh and doing backfills. 

Keywords: backfills   French manicures   how products work   nail strengtheners   pink-and-whites  

Easing the Transition to EMA

July 1, 2001  | Article

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  

Odor-Free Salon Services

April 1, 2001  | Article

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  

Take It All Off - Acrylic Removal

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: MMA   product removal  

Behind The Scenes

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: EZ Flow   Lorena Marquez  

Keep Tips on Tight

December 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: tip application  

Put on a Smiley Face

July 1, 1999  | Article

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  

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  

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