Technique - Topic : learning new techniques

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Take a Tip from ... OPI’s Christy Graham

August 1, 2009  | Article

Educator and guest nail artist for OPI, Christy Graham knows what it’s like for an acrylic tech to switch to using gels.

Keywords: gels   learning new techniques   manufacturers educators   OPI Products  

How to Keep Acrylic Liquid from Spilling

June 5, 2009  | Video

Amanda Dodge, of Nail Me in Spanish Fork, Utah, demonstrates a handy tip for how to keep your acrylic liquid from spilling.

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   tradeshows  

E-file Extraordinaire

June 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-steps for doing a backfill, smoothing calluses, surface shaping, and natural nail work. Plus, e-file tips and tricks.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   electric filing techniques   files   learning new techniques  

Foot Filing Tips

May 1, 2009  | Article

Jill Wright, of Jill Wright’s Spa For Nails in Bowling Green Ky., is an experienced pedicurist who offers this interesting foot filing technique.

Keywords: callus   callus removers   cuticle oil   learning new techniques   pedicures  

From Russia, With Love

April 1, 2009  | Demo

Check out these step-by-step nail art designs with international appeal. They were created by students at the award-winning Russian School of Nail Enhancement OleHouse in Moscow.

Keywords: bridal nail art   CND   colored acrylics   enhancements   French nail art  

Estelina Says File Feet Twice

January 31, 2009  | Article

Estelina recommends beginning each pedicure with a dry filing of the feet. Then, when the service is almost complete, apply a foot scrub and file again.

Keywords: callus   Estelina's   foot files   learning new techniques   scrubs  

Take a Tip from ... Young Nails’ Gregory Salo

October 1, 2008  | Article

Greg Salo of Young Nails explains how he applies Young Nails’ trademark reverse application technique for acrylics.

Keywords: colored acrylics   French twists   learning new techniques   manufacturers educators   nail art  

Turning Nail Art Inside Out

October 1, 2008  | Demo

A small, hidden design on the underside of a nail is a perfect way for flashy clients, (and even shy ones too), to show off your work. Clients will love showing their friends the little detail, and pulling off this feat is rather simple for techs. G Elizondo of D’Hair to Be Different Salon in Las Vegas, shows how she creates a hidden heart on the inside of a nail.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   learning new techniques   nail art   Young Nails  

Let Your True Colors Come Shining Through

June 1, 2008  | Article

Want a fresh new take on color choices for your nail clients? With colored acrylics, your only limit is your imagination.

Keywords: adding new services   colored acrylics   enhancements   expanding your services   keeping your business competitive  

Smile Lines Causing Frowns?

April 1, 2008  | Article

Getting nice, deep smile lines doesn’t require years of laughter, but it does take practice.

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   smile lines  

Reverse Application Step-by-Step

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   electric filing techniques   fills   learning new techniques  

Take a Tip from ... Star Nail's Elaine Watson

January 1, 2008  | Article

Elaine Watson — global education director and vice president of marketing for Star Nail — shares some of her favorite technical tips.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   airbrushed nail art   colored acrylics   embellishments  

Getting Nails Into Shape

November 1, 2007  | Article

Square, round, squoval — you probably have a specialty and a preference to how you think a nail should look. But you can’t just do cookie-cutter nails on every client who walks through your door. Some individual attention and customization will wow your clients and make them loyal for life.

Keywords: learning new techniques   nail shapes   shaping nails  

Keep Natural Nails in Perfect Repair

March 1, 2007  | Article

Your clients look to you to keep their hard-earned natural nails in tip-top shape. With a little help from your favorite nail products, you can handle common natural nail problems easily and prevent them from recurring.

Keywords: learning new techniques   natural nail care  

Going primerless

June 1, 2006  | Article

Techs trained to include the third step of the acrylic application process -- primer -- may have a hard time dropping the insurance of this tried-and-true old friend. But many who have dared to explore this new, primerless world made the transition without missing a step. Is primerless the future of nails?

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   primers  

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