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Troubleshooter: Proper Mix Ratio

February 1, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to get a proper acrylic mix ratio.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   liquid-to-powder ratio   mix ratio   Troubleshooter  

Extreme Nailing

August 31, 2012  | Article

Does our environment change how we do nails? Do techs living in climates where it dips into double digits below zero work differently than techs who live where it’s nearly 100 degrees with 80% humidity?   

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   canada   Canadian nail industry   Canadian nail techs   effect of weather on nails  

Nail Troubleshooter: Polish, Gel, Gel-Polish, and Acrylics

August 1, 2012  | Article

Once you start working with clients regularly, you may run into minor mishaps that will challenge you. To help you out when they do, keep this chart handy for pointers on fixing some of the most common problems.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   gels   polish techniques  

Your Guide to Nail Repairs & Reinforcements

October 13, 2011  | Article

There are a variety of nail issues, from the everyday bitten-nails to the all-out chip or crack, that require you to call in reinforcements. Whether using acrylic or gel (or even a tea bag), we offer some ways to strengthen nails into long-lasting beauts.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   nail repairs   wraps  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Liquid

June 27, 2011  | Article

 Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   how products are made   Secret Ingredient  

Enhancement Troubleshooter

June 1, 2011  | Article

You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   career handbook   C-curves   gel troubleshooting   lifting  

FingerNailFixer Discusses Proper Mix Ratio

April 29, 2011  | Video

When you work with liquid and powder, one of the key elements is mix ratio. Here Holly Schippers, our FingerNailFixer, some tips on figuring out how to check and perfect your mix ratio.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  

FingerNailFixer Helps You Perfect Your Acrylic Smile Lines

April 26, 2011  | Video

FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   FingerNailFixer   French manicures   Holly Schippers  

Texting Thumbnail Syndrome

April 19, 2011  | Demo

Texting can put a damper on the edges of clients’ thumbnails and throw off the whole shape of the nail. Here’s a quick fix, in between fills and/or polish changes, from Dianna Medeiros of Woodbury Heights, N.J.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics  

Take a Tip From ... INM's Rachel Mouritsen

October 1, 2009  | Article

INM's Rachel Mouritsen explains the difference between applying odorless acrylics and standard acrylics.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   INM   odorless systems  

NSI Products - Creating Different Bead Sizes

November 6, 2008  | Video

Creating different bead sizes

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   mix ratio   NSI  

NSI Products - Mix Ratio Techniques

November 6, 2008  | Video

Mix ratio techniques

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   mix ratio   NSI  

En Vogue Geisha Nails

August 1, 2007  | Demo

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   En Vogue  

Help Desk

December 1, 2006  | Article

Why does my acrylic sometimes appear cloudy? Your technical questions answered! 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   air bubbles   The Help Desk  

10 New Tech Troubles

January 1, 2005  | Article

Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   BeautyTech.com   gel troubleshooting   lifting   time saving devices  

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