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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  

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.

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