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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  

How Products Work: Primer

February 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: Doug Schoon   how products are made   Larry Gaertner   primers  

Nail Wearer Discusses The Long And The Short Of It.

January 1, 1995  | Article

If you want to convince clients they can learn to live with long nails, tell them about Lori Groves, a former nail technician whose long nails have actually stopped traffic.

Keywords: acrylics  

Top 10 Questions to Ask Clients With Chronic Lifting

August 1, 1994  | Article

Are you taking insulin or heart medication? Plus 9 other specific questions to get at the root of your client's lifting problem.

Keywords: effects of medications on nails   lifting   pregnant clients  

How to Remove Air Pockets in Artificial Nails

July 1, 1994  | Article

You can get rid of troublesome air pockets by soaking off the client’s extension or filing down her nail.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   air bubbles   filing techniques   Troubleshooter  

A Pink and White Technical

July 1, 1994  | Article

Clients love the unpolished perfection of pink and white, and are willing to pay more for it.

Keywords: acrylics   pink-and-whites  

Can’t Choose One File?

July 1, 1994  | Article

Files are more specialized, offer the technician more features, and come in a greater variety of shapes, colours, and sizes than ever before.

Keywords: FILES   Flowery   H&H Products   OPI products   Soft Touch  

Fiberglass Or Acrylic?

April 1, 1994  | Article

Top nail competitors Connie Ortiz and Anita Lime discuss what they like and don’t like about acrylic and fiberglass system.

Keywords: Anita Lime   competition products   competitions   Connie Ortiz   fiberglass wraps  

Are Nail Competitions Fair?

April 1, 1994  | Article

Competition is rivalry between skilled persons, and the theory that once you have competed and won, you should step down is absurd.

Keywords: competitions   Galaxy Nail Products   Kym Lee   Sissy McQuinn   Vicki Peters  

Sculpting On Wide Thumbnails Requires A Custom Made Form

January 1, 1994  | Article

Splice two forms together and reinforce the stress area to sculpt on wide nail plates.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   sculpting   unusual nail shapes   wide thumbnails  

Are All Acrylic Powders Created Equal?

February 1, 1993  | Article

Acrylic powder consistencies vary and so does their workability. Choosing one powder over another depends on the nail technician’s sculpting technique and ability.

Keywords: acrylic powder   acrylics   how products are made   polymer  

Some Clients Shouldn't Wear Acrylics

December 1, 1992  | Article

Orville J. Stone, M.D., is a dermatologist practicing in Southern California. He has taught at medical schools for 30 years and has published 150 scientific papers. His first paper on nail disorders appeared in 1962.

What Do Competition Judges Want?

August 1, 1992  | Article

The answer is: consistency, superior workmanship, flawless polish, appropriate length and shape, and a high finish.

Keywords: competitions  

Editor's Note: They Always Change Their Minds

July 1, 1992  | Article

Keywords: As I See It  

A Primer on Primer

December 1, 1991  | Article

By using the right application technique and following safety guidelines, you can make primer burn a thing of the past.

Keywords: primers  

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