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Cure Competition Jitters

March 1, 2003  | Article

“What works for me is doing the polished hand first,” veteran competitor John Hauk says. 

Keywords: competition techniques   competitions   John Hauk  

Canada Coronates Winning Nail Techs

February 1, 2003  | Article

Jennifer Moon-Hillman of Methods Salon in Chatham, Ontario, took the top prize in the annual Contessa Awards' Nail Enhancement category. 

Keywords: Canada   Canadian nail techs   competitions   Contessa Awards   contests  

Electric Filing Techniques: Backfills

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Doing a backfill with an electric file can help you achieve faster and more accurate results.

Keywords: backfills   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Electric Filing Techniques: Repairing a Crack

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Cracks appear too often on acrylic nails, but with the help of an electric file they can easily be removed.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   enhancements   filing techniques   nail repairs  

Electric Filing Techniques: Prepping for a Full Set

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   enhancements   filing techniques   nail prep  

Electric Filing Techniques: Removing Lifted Acrylic

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Using an electric file to remove lifted product will greatly reduce the time spent on this common repair.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   enhancements   filing techniques   product removal  

Acrylics Are Your “Bread and Butter”

January 1, 2003  | Article

Salons could easily charge, and get, $50-$60 for a full set. Those increasing service prices helped the overall industry growth upward this year (after a year that saw the overall business fall, this year we saw an increase in salon business from $6.43 billion to $6.45 billion).

Keywords: acrylic pricing   service pricing  

Troubleshooter: Removing Acrylics Without Damaging the Natural Nail

October 1, 2002  | Article

Whatever the reason your client wants to go natural, it's a good opportunity to maintain her as a client by preserving her natural nail as only a nail professional can. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   product removal   removing acrylics   Troubleshooter  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 2002  | Article

This month's panel tackles how to buy nippers, what's happening with a damaged nail, and how mood-changing polishes work. 

Keywords: Doug Schoon   Lacinda Headings   mood changing polish   nippers   polish  

Stamp Out Lifting

April 1, 2002  | Article

It isn't always easy to figure out why a client is lifting. Work through these steps to rule out some common causes. 

Keywords: Australian nail techs   CND   lifting   nail prep  

Troubleshooter: Prepping to Prevent Lifting

March 1, 2002  | Article

The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application — especially those just starting out —: is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   Canadian nail techs   Lee-Anne Baker-Smith   lifting   Troubleshooter  

The Help Desk Has Answers to Your Questions

January 1, 2002  | Article

This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.

Keywords: acrylics   Doug Schoon   hydrogen peroxide   lifting   polish adhesion  

Troubleshooter: Protecting and Reinforcing a Split Nail

December 1, 2001  | Article

Applying a thin acrylic overlay to a vertical split on the nail can help protect it from further damage, while still allowing the client to wear her nails natural

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   nail repairs   natural nail repairs   splitting nails   Troubleshooter  

Feel the Need for Speed?

October 1, 2001  | Article

Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   backfills   competitions   customizing nail tips   fills  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

October 1, 2001  | Article

How to keep an airbrush French fresh and doing backfills. 

Keywords: backfills   French manicures   how products work   nail strengtheners   pink-and-whites  

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