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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  

Acrylics: 1970 1980

June 1, 1991  | Article

Since its origins in dentistry, acrylic for nails has improved steadily. What does the future hold for this product?

Keywords: acrylics   history of nail care   MMA  

What's New in 1989?

July 1, 1989  | Article

A brief survey tells us that artificial services are your mainstays.

Keywords: computer systems   enhancements   odorless systems   trends   wraps  

Menda Scientific Receives U.S. Patent for Acrylic Dispenser

December 1, 1988  | Article

Keywords: Menda Scientific Products   patents  

Creative Nail Design Offers Free Powder With Reusable Nail Forms

July 1, 1988  | Article

Keywords: CND   forms  

OPI’s Bondex Is Breakthrough For Acrylic Adhesion

March 1, 1988  | Article

Bondex utilizes a totally new technology to achieve strong adhesion of powder and liquid acrylic nail products to natural fingernails.

Keywords: OPI products  

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