January 1, 2003
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.
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October 1, 2002
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.
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January 1, 2002
This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.
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June 1, 1997
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.
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February 1, 1997
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.
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August 1, 1995
Whether you’re using nail tips or forms, refining your sculpting technique greatly reduces your filing time.
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January 1, 1995
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.
July 1, 1994
You can get rid of troublesome air pockets by soaking off the client’s extension or filing down her nail.
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July 1, 1994
Clients love the unpolished perfection of pink and white, and are willing to pay more for it.
Keywords: acrylics pink-and-whites
February 1, 1993
Acrylic powder consistencies vary and so does their workability. Choosing one powder over another depends on the nail technician’s sculpting technique and ability.
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June 1, 1991
Since its origins in dentistry, acrylic for nails has improved steadily. What does the future hold for this product?
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