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Wile the Competition Like a Filing Magician

March 1, 2008  | Demo

Filing is so important to nail appearance, and with the advent of e-files, the techniques for hand-filing can be easily forgotten. Excellent hand-filing skills can help a competition tech rise above the pack, while everyday techs can woo clients with a deft hand and light touch.

Keywords: filing techniques   natural nail care   Tom Bachik  

Gel Fills by the Numbers

March 1, 2008  | Demo

It’s been a couple of weeks since your client left the salon with a shiny new set of gel enhancements. Her busy fingers have washed dishes, made beds, surfed the Internet, and clicked the seatbelt, leaving her in need of your professional services to bring them back to their original beauty and balance. Embrace the ease and forgiveness of gel with this basic gel fill routine.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   enhancements   fills   Gels   nail prep  

Gentlemen's Rock Pedicure

March 1, 2008  | Demo

This male-friendly pedicure includes an earthy scrub and exfoliation followed by a pleasurable reflexology massage.

Keywords: Cuccio Naturale   men's services   pedicures  

Pina Colada Pedicure

March 1, 2008  | Demo

Give your clients a day in the tropics using these aromatic pedicure products spiked with coconut, mango, honey and rum!

Keywords: CND   pedicures   Signature Services  

Vicki Peters Demonstrates the VP Safety Bit

March 1, 2008  | Demo

Vicki Peters has redesigned the popular VP Safety bit for full nail contouring and cuticle work.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   electric filing techniques   Vicki Peters  

Cloud 9

February 21, 2008  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Laura Russell, Dolce Salon & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Keywords: abstract nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   marbleizing techniques   Nail Art  

Vinomanicure

February 1, 2008  | Demo

This vinomanicure by Zi Spa in Couer d’Alene, Idaho includes a hot stone massage that will warm you up like a glass of Cabernet.

Keywords: hot stones   manicures   service recipes   Signature Services  

Isle of Capri Pedicure

February 1, 2008  | Demo

Dashing Diva gives clients an Italian holiday with this popular service.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   pedicure products   pedicures   Signature Services  

Purple Passion

February 1, 2008  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Shannon Chomanczuk, A Polished Image, New Windsor, N.Y.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   embedded acrylics   floral nail art  

Acrylic Impressions

February 1, 2008  | Demo

Try your hand a making interesting impressions in acrylics using paper clips and other small utensils that can be purchased at local craft stores.

Keywords: acrylics   glitter nail art   impressions   Nail Art   Young Nails  

EZ Flow Time to Shine Kit

February 1, 2008  | Demo

The EZ Flow Time to Shine Kit offers 12 colors for blending, shading, and shining.

Keywords: acrylics   animal print nail art   EZ FLow   Nail Art  

Behind the Scenes: Happy Anniversary to Us!

February 1, 2008  | Demo

For NAILS’ 25th anniversary issue — our silver anniversary — veteran technician Tom Bachik created these impressive high-gloss, chrome nails for our cover shoot.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   celebrities   chrome   company anniversaries   metallics  

Ready to Roar

January 24, 2008  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Tina Sauber-Spencer, Bahama Mama’s Salon, Horton, Mich.

Keywords: acrylics   animal print nail art   colored acrylics   French nail art   French twists  

LCN Natural Camouflage Gels

January 1, 2008  | Demo

LCN Camouflage Gels allow technicians to subtly shade the nail bed and camouflage flaws.

Keywords: colored gels   LCN  

Reverse Application Step-by-Step

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   electric filing techniques   fills   learning new techniques  

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