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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  

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  

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