August 1, 2009
Educator and guest nail artist for OPI, Christy Graham knows what it’s like for an acrylic tech to switch to using gels.
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June 5, 2009
Amanda Dodge, of Nail Me in Spanish Fork, Utah, demonstrates a handy tip for how to keep your acrylic liquid from spilling.
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June 1, 2009
Step-by-steps for doing a backfill, smoothing calluses, surface shaping, and natural nail work. Plus, e-file tips and tricks.
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May 1, 2009
Jill Wright, of Jill Wright’s Spa For Nails in Bowling Green Ky., is an experienced pedicurist who offers this interesting foot filing technique.
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April 1, 2009
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.
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January 31, 2009
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.
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October 1, 2008
Greg Salo of Young Nails explains how he applies Young Nails’ trademark reverse application technique for acrylics.
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October 1, 2008
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.
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June 1, 2008
Want a fresh new take on color choices for your nail clients? With colored acrylics, your only limit is your imagination.
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April 1, 2008
Getting nice, deep smile lines doesn’t require years of laughter, but it does take practice.
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January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
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January 1, 2008
Elaine Watson — global education director and vice president of marketing for Star Nail — shares some of her favorite technical tips.
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November 1, 2007
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.
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March 1, 2007
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.
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June 1, 2006
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