August 6, 2015
While renovating her new nail studio, Suzie Moskal damaged her acrylic thumbnail. In this in-depth tutorial, she demonstrates how to repair the lifted nail and make it beautiful again.
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June 1, 2011
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.
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March 1, 2008
CND Hotline Administrator Dede Hardy takes a moment to answer the question she hears most often from callers.
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January 1, 2005
Depending on what products you have tried, you may need to consider whether the product type is compatible with your client.
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January 1, 2005
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.
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January 1, 2004
We’ve compiled the many possible causes of lifting along with some handy solutions to take some of the guesswork out of your work.
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April 1, 2002
It isn't always easy to figure out why a client is lifting. Work through these steps to rule out some common causes.
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March 1, 2002
The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application — especially those just starting out —: is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.
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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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December 1, 2000
Get advice on dealing with fill lines and the effects of sunscreen on enhancements.
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October 1, 1998
Sometimes the best answers to technical questions are from your peers. In this bimonthly column, respected nail veterans from across the country tackle reader questions ranging from how to prevent a gel-cure burn to advice for chronic nail pickers to etching the natural nail.
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August 1, 1998
Sometimes the best answers to technical questions are from your peers. In this bimonthly column, respected nail veterans from across the country tackle reader questions ranging from the cause of problem lifting to chronic nail pickers to proper paraffin equipment.
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January 1, 1996
If just a few clients have lifting, look to their lifestyles for the solution. If the numbers are higher, however, the cause probably can be traced back to your technique.
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April 1, 1995
The most important thing to remember when doing an acrylic fill is to not nip product if you don’t need to.
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August 1, 1994
Are you taking insulin or heart medication? Plus 9 other specific questions to get at the root of your client's lifting problem.
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