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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  

The 10 Points of Perfection

September 1, 2001  | Article

These judging criteria may help you figure out why your nails don’t look exactly like the ones winning trophies.

Keywords: competition judging   competition techniques   competitions  

The Help Desk

August 1, 2001  | Article

Get tips on soaking off acrylic, changing primer, placing tips, and tricky whirlpool spa tubs. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   bath salts   Nail Tips   pedicure spas   primer  

Easing the Transition to EMA

July 1, 2001  | Article

Anyone who has ever tried to remove MMA from a new client’s nails knows the bond is tough to break. It might be more difficult to deal with clients emotional attachment to their nails.

Keywords: acrylic removal   EMA   Maggie Franklin   MMA   product removal  

The Help Desk

April 1, 2001  | Article

Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   liquid-to-powder ratio   monomer   Nail Tips   product application  

Odor-Free Salon Services

April 1, 2001  | Article

Although it’s technically not a natural nail care service, dip or powder-and-adhesive services are a good option for clients who don’t want full acrylics but can’t get their own nails growing.

Keywords: odorless systems  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2001  | Article

Get advice on stress area cracks and removing acrylics. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   product removal   The Help Desk  

Take It All Off - Acrylic Removal

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: MMA   product removal  

Behind The Scenes

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: EZ Flow   Lorena Marquez  

The Help Desk

February 1, 2001  | Article

Find out how to handle damaged nails after acrylics, and the best enhancements for frequent liquid exposure. 

Keywords: removing acrylics   resin   The Help Desk   wraps  

Keep Tips on Tight

December 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: tip application  

The Help Desk

May 1, 2000  | Article

Your questions answered by Doug Schoon, Melissa Carlini, and David Dyer.

Keywords: file storage   implement disinfection   polish techniques   ski jump nails   The Help Desk  

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