Technique - Topic : acrylics

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Troubleshooter: Shaping Acrylic Nails Oval

January 1, 2003  | Article

Some diehard fans of the oval nail remain - causing problems for some nail techs who can’t seem to get the same result they would with the square look.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   filing techniques   shaping nails   square-to-squoval shaping  

Troubleshooter: Removing Acrylics Without Damaging the Natural Nail

October 1, 2002  | Article

Whatever the reason your client wants to go natural, it's a good opportunity to maintain her as a client by preserving her natural nail as only a nail professional can. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   product removal   removing acrylics   Troubleshooter  

The Help Desk Has Answers to Your Questions

January 1, 2002  | Article

This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.

Keywords: acrylics   Doug Schoon   hydrogen peroxide   lifting   polish adhesion  

When It's Time For a Change

June 1, 1997  | Article

Clients have their reasons for wanting to go au naturel—with their nails, that is. You can keep your former acrylic clients loyal to you with a good removal and post-removal care.

Keywords: acrylics   customer service   nail biting   natural nail care   removing acrylics  

Magical Nail Makeovers

February 1, 1997  | Article

We may not be magicians, but nail technicians can create what our clients think is "magic." The most dramatic illusions are achieved on clients with nails that are bitten, ski-jump-shaped, fan-shaped, or flat.

Keywords: acrylics   nail biting   ski jump nails   tip application  

Trouble Shooter: How to Sculpt Acrylic for Minimal Filing

August 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you’re using nail tips or forms, refining your sculpting technique greatly reduces your filing time.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   filing techniques   learning new techniques   time saving devices  

Nail Wearer Discusses The Long And The Short Of It.

January 1, 1995  | Article

If you want to convince clients they can learn to live with long nails, tell them about Lori Groves, a former nail technician whose long nails have actually stopped traffic.

Keywords: acrylics  

How to Remove Air Pockets in Artificial Nails

July 1, 1994  | Article

You can get rid of troublesome air pockets by soaking off the client’s extension or filing down her nail.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   air bubbles   filing techniques   Troubleshooter  

A Pink and White Technical

July 1, 1994  | Article

Clients love the unpolished perfection of pink and white, and are willing to pay more for it.

Keywords: acrylics   pink-and-whites  

Are All Acrylic Powders Created Equal?

February 1, 1993  | Article

Acrylic powder consistencies vary and so does their workability. Choosing one powder over another depends on the nail technician’s sculpting technique and ability.

Keywords: acrylic powder   acrylics   how products are made   polymer  

Acrylics: 1970 1980

June 1, 1991  | Article

Since its origins in dentistry, acrylic for nails has improved steadily. What does the future hold for this product?

Keywords: acrylics   history of nail care   MMA  

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