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The Truth About Gel Manicures

January 4, 2013  | News

InStyle magazine dispelled a couple long-standing misconceptions about gel manicures this month and provided remedies on how to keep gel nails healthy.

Keywords: CND   gels   healthy working   OPI products   Orly  

Avoid Nail Damage With Proper Gel-Polish Removal

December 31, 2012  | Article

The great windfall of revenue soak-off gel-polishes have brought to salons has become endangered by a rash of improper removal techniques that are leaving clients unsatisfied with their results — and they’re telling their friends about it.

Keywords: damaged nails   Doug Schoon   gel troubleshooting   gels   removing gels  

Bulbs — Plus Germ Killer

December 26, 2012  | Article

Affordable and reliable, UV Gel Curing Bulbs from Purely Products are high-quality lamps for gel nail dryers and UV-curing lamps.

Keywords: UV lights  

Don’t Rush the Gel-Polish Removal Process

December 26, 2012  | Article

According to a new informational brochure from the Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety, UV gel manicure products should only be applied to healthy nail plates and are best avoided if nail plates are overly thin, weak, or damaged.

Keywords: gels   product removal   removing gels  

Tricks of the Trade: Student Wins Day of Mentorship with CND

December 22, 2012  | Article

Mentoring a new nail tech can be a rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee. After winning a Beauty Changes Lives student competition, Marinello Schools of Beauty student Cheyanne Birchall was awarded a day of mentorship with CND co-founder Jan Arnold. Here, they both share their experiences attending Beauty Buzz 2012 in Detroit and inspiring each other.

Keywords: CND   cosmetology schools   Jan Arnold   mentoring   scholarships  

Gel II Removal

December 21, 2012  | Video

Gel II describes the most effective way to remove Gel polish.

Keywords: gels   Hannah Lee   La Palm Products   Millenia Productions  

Gel II Color Application

December 20, 2012  | Video

Gel II color application

Keywords: gels   Hannah Lee   La Palm Products   Millenia Productions  

Gel II Pink & White Application

December 19, 2012  | Video

Step by step application of Gel II Pink & White application.

Keywords: gels   Hannah Lee   La Palm Products   Millenia Productions  

Art Deco Gelish

December 18, 2012  | Article

Gelish educator Rose Velez and her team of manicurists were tapped to apply Gelish manicures on the models backstage at the Case-Mate ShowCase 2013.

Keywords: color blocking   fashion   Fashion Week   Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony  

Get to Know Gel II

December 14, 2012  | Article

Acquaint yourself with the benefits of LaPalm Gel II by visiting its redesigned website at www.geltwo.com.

Keywords: Hannah Lee  

Let It Soak: Gel-Polish Removers

December 1, 2012  | Photo Gallery

To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. These gel-polish removal liquids have added hydrating emollients to keep the removal process soft on skin, while still effectively removing all the gel.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   All Season Nails   Americanails   CND   ENP Nail Designs  

Wrap It Up: Gel-Polish Removal Wraps

December 1, 2012  | Photo Gallery

To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. Here are some of the latest wraps to hit the market.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   Alfalfa Nail Supply   CND   EZ Flow   Famous Names  

Behind the Scenes: Butterfly Toes

December 1, 2012  | Demo

Slow and Steady for July 2012's Cover: Cover tech Holly Schippers shows how to create the July 2012 cover of NAILS.

Keywords: animal print nail art   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Holly Schippers   Iowa  

Troubleshooter: Classic Gel French - Part 4 of 4 - Finish Filing

November 21, 2012  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Thao Nguyen shows how to finish file a nail in the final step of a classic French gel manicure.

 

Classic Gel French Part 1 | Classic Gel French Part 2 | Classic Gel French Part 3

 

Keywords: French manicures   gels   Troubleshooter  

CND Additives Drip Technique

November 14, 2012  | Video

The FingerNailFixer shows you a new drip technique she learned from a fellow educator using CND Additives, Shellac, and 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.

Keywords: CND   gels   Holly Schippers   nail art  

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