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
March 1, 1998
Shaving even 30 seconds off a fill could mean $400 more a year in income!
Keywords: nail prep time management time saving devices
October 1, 1997
September 1, 1997
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
July 1, 1997
Next to lifting, bubbles in acrylic product may be a technician’s peskiest problem.
June 1, 1997
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
March 1, 1997
Nail tips are made by a meticulous process that involves a computer, complex mathematical calculations, acetate pellets, and high-powered injection molding machines.
February 1, 1997
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
December 1, 1996
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