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Get Ready to Compete

January 1, 2005  | Article

Technicians are often afraid or intimidated when it comes to entering a nail competition. Oftentimes, it is simply because they don’t know what to expect. These helpful tips are exactly what a new competitor needs to rise to the challenge.

Keywords: competitions   Patricia Yankee Williams   Top 25 Competitors  

Wrapped for the Holidays

December 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger, Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   advanced nail art   Christmas nail art  

Fall Paisley

September 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by MaeLing Parrish of Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   beginner nail art   color fades   colored acrylics   glitter acrylics  

Color Chameleon

August 1, 2004  | Article

Colored acrylic powder is as versatile a medium as nail art paint, if not more so. From incredibly detailed designs to abstract stylings, the nail art possibilities are limitless. In the first part of a two-part series meant to illustrate the versatility of colored acrylic and showcase the talent of nail techs, we start you off with a few designs to experiment with.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   colored acrylics   embellishments   nail art   rhinestones  

Behind the Scenes: New Gig for Top Competitor

August 1, 2004  | Demo

For this month's cover shoot, John Hauk, top competitor, salon owner with a full book of clients, and OPI Products’ new technical advisor, helped us create a Puccini-inspired nail look.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   John Hauk   opi products  

Petal Pushers

June 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by MaeLing Parrish, Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   beginner nail art   floral nail art  

We Have Liftoff - Troubleshooting Lifting Causes

January 1, 2004  | Article

We’ve compiled the many possible causes of lifting along with some handy solutions to take some of the guesswork out of your work.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   lifting  

EZ Flow Trademark Swirl Design

January 1, 2004  | Demo

EZ Flow's swirl design is perfect for the New Year festivities and was created using the Gemstones Colored Acrylic Collection.

Keywords: abstract nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   EZ Flow   nail art  

Behind the Scenes: She’s Got Her Dancing Shoes [and Feet] Ready

December 1, 2003  | Article

This month's cover tech, Tiffany Greco, focuses on education.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   CND  

OPI's Absolute Acrylic System

November 1, 2003  | Demo

Steps are highlighted for use of OPI's Absolute system for nails.

Keywords: acrylics   opi products   pink-and-whites  

Flowers in the Fall

October 1, 2003  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Erin Barnes, Visuals II Day Spa in Litchfield, Ariz.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   floral nail art  

6 Tips on Tips

July 1, 2003  | Article

But when selecting a tip to fit your individual client’s nail, remember these six basic nail shapes and make your selection accordingly.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   Nail Tips   opi products  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

June 1, 2003  | Article

Our panelists this month discuss choosing the best brush for the job, the difference betwee\n MMA and methacrylic acid, and whether yellowed nails can be whitened with chemicals. 

Keywords: crystal files   nail shapes   yellow nail syndrome   yellowing  

Competition Products That Are Built to Win

June 1, 2003  | Article

Today’s batch competition products offer great results in the nail area - as well as in the salon. We talked to top competitors to find out what it takes for a product to be deemed a winner.

Keywords: Amy Becker   competition products   competitions   Diana Tingle   John Hauk  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 2003  | Article

This month our readers want to know about a shadown on a backfill, a client with a splitting thumnail, and yellowing acrylics. 

Keywords: backfills   over-priming   polish drying   primers   yellowing  

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