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The Help Desk

October 1, 1999  | Article

This month's Help Desk features the advice of Rima Kitsko, LaCinda Headings, Lin Halpern, Debi Waszut, and Mary Metscaviz. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   cuticle treatments   gel troubleshooting   peeling nails   special occasion nails  

What's Your Problem?

April 1, 1999  | Article

Whether you’re a beginner struggling to reduce thickness at the cuticle or a veteran whose C-curve is looking flat, this troubleshooting guide, put together by nail technician Shari Finger can help. Here are her tips to combat common acrylic woes.

 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   enhancements   smile lines  

The New Wave of Gels

November 1, 1998  | Article

Light-activated gel systems have been revamped for the healthy, odor-free environment of the 90s.

Keywords: En Vogue   gels   IBD   international   Nailco  

Demo: Star's New T3 Fiber-Gel

September 1, 1998  | Article

Star Nail Products combines UV gel and fiberglass mesh for strong enhancements without the use of resin or activators.

Keywords: demo   gels   Star Nail Products  

Gel Formation

September 1, 1997  | Article

Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   ingredients  

Inside A UV Light

August 1, 1997  | Article

Thanks to technology old heavy UV lamps have given way to today's sleek and quick models. Their production is subjected to rigorous quality control.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   UV lights  

Shedding Light on UV Lamps

December 1, 1996  | Article

The attraction of light-cured products is that you do away with solvents, says one manufacturer.

Keywords: gels   IBD   NSI   OPI Products   UV Lamps  

Troubleshooter: Applying Light-Cured Gel System Like a Pro

December 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you’re using traditional gels or the newer, quicker gels, proper application is essential to prevent lifting and to create a durable set of nails.

Keywords: Develop 10   Elsbeth Schuetz   gels   Orly   Troubleshooter  

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: adhesives   gels   nail prep   primers  

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  

OPI’s MicroBond Lamp Awarded U.S. Patent

September 1, 1995  | Article

This first patent was granted on the design of and technology used in the lamp’s bulbs.

Keywords: gels   OPI Products   patents   UV lights  

Troubleshooter: How to Do a Fill on Gel Nails

June 1, 1995  | Article

With care and patience you can get picture-perfect results with these simple steps.

Keywords: fills   gels  

A Show of Hands for Gels

June 1, 1995  | Article

Light-cured gels often have been described as a pre-mixed, liquid form of acrylic. Not true, say chemists, who explain here what gels are made of and how they work.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   gels   IBD   NSI   OPI Products  

How Products Work: Gel Systems

April 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: gels   UV lights  

Remove a Set of Gel Nails in 20 Minutes

November 14, 1994  | Article

All it takes is some filing, soaking, and a cuticle stick to quickly take off gel nails.

Keywords: gel removal   gels   product removal  

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