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Tip of the Month: A Coat of Clear Gel Gives Acrylics a Shine

March 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: gels   UV top coats  

Tip of the Month: Taking Care of Your Brush

October 1, 1997  | Article

Keywords: brushes  

Re-Investing the Nail Tip

September 1, 1997  | Article

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  

Bubble Trouble

July 1, 1997  | Article

Next to lifting, bubbles in acrylic product may be a technician’s peskiest problem.

When It's Time For a Change

June 1, 1997  | Article

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  

How Tips Are Made

March 1, 1997  | Article

Nail tips are made by a meticulous process that involves a computer, complex mathematical calculations, acetate pellets, and high-powered injection molding machines.

Keywords: tips  

Magical Nail Makeovers

February 1, 1997  | Article

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  

The Color of Monomer

December 1, 1996  | Article

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  

Tip of the Month: Cleaning Dirty Nails

August 1, 1996  | Article

Clean up discolored nails quickly and easily

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   OPI products  

Tip of the Month

July 1, 1996  | Article

A quick technique helps a nail tech see if her manicure is less than perfect

Filling In The Cracks on Acrylic Nails

July 1, 1996  | Article

Cracked acrylic nails send clients into a tailspin. Do them (and yourself!) a big favor by coming to the rescue with a quick repair that lasts. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting  

Editor's Note: What About A National Standard for Competitions?

June 1, 1996  | Article

I think the balance of scoring should be even between shaping and product control.

Keywords: As I See It   competitions  

The Big Product Switch

May 1, 1996  | Article

Who’s using which products, how long have they been using them, and why did they choose them in the first place? Here’s an inside look at what makes a nail technician say, “Out with the old, and in with the new.”

Keywords: product loyalty   switching products  

Making The Switch To Fast-Set Acrylics

April 1, 1996  | Article

Regardless of their pros and cons, fast-set acrylics certainly have enthusiastic users.

Tip of the Month: Try an "Acrylic Manicure"

March 1, 1996  | Article

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