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Getting Polish to Stay

December 1, 2003  | Article

For all the work you do to get your clients’ polish to last — from buffing to using the best in top coats — something keeps making it chip and tear away. Frustrated? Read on for tips from some of the trade’s utmost experts on how to make polish longer-lasting.

Keywords: nail prep   polish   polish adhesion   polish techniques  

Behind the Scenes: More Men

November 1, 2003  | Demo

A man's desire for buffed nails is providing a growth opportunity for salons.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   building your clientele   men's services   Orly  

Electric Filing Techniques: Working on the Natural Nail

February 1, 2003  | Demo

As long as it’s done properly and with the right tools, an electric file on the natural nail can be just as safe as a regular nail file.

Keywords: electric files   filing techniques   natural nail care  

Electric Filing Techniques: Prepping for a Full Set

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   enhancements   filing techniques   nail prep  

Catering to the Sports- and Fitness-Minded Client

June 1, 2002  | Article

Active, sports-minded clients put extra wear and tear on their hands and feet and need more attention than the average client. Learn to cater to them and help keep their nails and skin inactive working condition.

Keywords: athlete's foot   sports pedicures  

Honey-Dos for Hands and Feet

April 1, 2001  | Article

Cleopatra was onto something with her milk and honey baths. According to the National Honey Board, honey has antioxidant properties that protect and rejuvenate the skin, while its hydrogen peroxide properties aid in cleansing.

Keywords: honey   ingredients   service recipes  

The Help Desk

December 1, 2000  | Article

The Help Desk

November 1, 2000  | Article

How to Polish a Peeling Nail

November 1, 2000  | Article

To get polish to stay on peeling nails, Karen Hodges, a nail tech at Salon Key West in Key West, Fla., says she’s had good luck using a layer of brush-on resin as a base coat.

Keywords: polish techniques  

No Need for Water: The Pros and Cons of Dry Manicures

October 1, 2000  | Article

Nail techs have been taught to do manicures the old-fashioned way: with some water and a good soak. But many say that the age-old technique has become a little dry. Find out why waterless (or dry) manicures can help you do a faster service, among other benefits.

Keywords: dry manicure   male clients   manicures   natural nail care   waterless manicures  

Just My Opinion: Hand Care Boosts Profits and Enthusiasm

September 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: add-on services   Hand care   Tony Cuccio  

The Help Desk

September 1, 2000  | Article

How do you keep sculptured acrylic nails looking clean and neat under the free edge?

Keywords: callus   Credo blades   hepatitis   undernail cleaning  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2000  | Article

The Help Desk

October 1, 1999  | Article

Going Glycolic in Your Natural Nail Services

September 1, 1999  | Article

Glycolic hand and foot treatments give nail technicians a beautiful way to engender client loyalty, increase their average service ticket, and enjoy incredible retailing opportunities.

Keywords: anti-aging services   glycolic   glycolic acid  

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