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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

Lifting Opens a Pandora's Box of Bad Habits

January 1, 1996  | Article

If just a few clients have lifting, look to their lifestyles for the solution. If the numbers are higher, however, the cause probably can be traced back to your technique.

Keywords: lifting   nail prep  

10 Reasons to Say Goodbye to Your Salon

November 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: finding/retaining staff  

Tip of the Month: Keeping Your Own Nails Looking Great

November 1, 1995  | Article

10 Ways to Cut Precious Minutes Off a Fill Service

November 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you need a few quick tips to catch up when you are running behind schedule or you are trying to whittle down your fill service time to fit more clients in your appointment book, there are a few tricks to doing a fill in less time

Keywords: CND   filing techniques   fills   Kim Patterson   nail prep  

Trouble Shooter: Save Filing Time With Tip Blenders

November 1, 1995  | Article

Tip blenders not only make removing excess tip material easy, they’re easy on the natural nail as well.

Keywords: enhancements   Nail Tips   time saving devices   tip blending  

Trouble Shooter: Taking the Heat Off Clients’ Nails

October 1, 1995  | Article

If your clients experience a burning sensation during a nail service, chances are you’re preparing the nail improperly or applying the product incorrectly.

Keywords: electric file safety   electric filing techniques   filing techniques   gels   mixing monomers  

Trouble Shooter: How to Sculpt Acrylic for Minimal Filing

August 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you’re using nail tips or forms, refining your sculpting technique greatly reduces your filing time.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   filing techniques   learning new techniques   time saving devices  

Trouble Shooter: How to Remove Lifted Product Properly When Doing a Fill

April 1, 1995  | Article

The most important thing to remember when doing an acrylic fill is to not nip product if you don’t need to.

Keywords: fills   learning new techniques   lifting   removing acrylics  

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