August 1, 2004
For this month's cover shoot, John Hauk, top competitor, salon owner with a full book of clients, and OPI Products’ new technical advisor, helped us create a Puccini-inspired nail look.
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July 1, 2004
Have you ever wondered who the person is attached to the voice on the other end of the telephone when you call a manufacturer for technical support? Meet four manufacturer’s educators and learn what a typical day is like.
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November 1, 2003
Steps are highlighted for use of OPI's Absolute system for nails.
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July 1, 2003
But when selecting a tip to fit your individual client’s nail, remember these six basic nail shapes and make your selection accordingly.
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April 1, 1999
Removing excess cuticle growth is an essential part of any nail service, Nail technicians have their own preferences as far as what implements and products to use for removing unsightly growth.
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November 1, 1998
Light-activated gel systems have been revamped for the healthy, odor-free environment of the 90s.
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September 1, 1997
The latest tip styles are all about flexibility and of serving the needs of as many different clients as possible while making the nail technician’s job easier. Many of today’s designs are the result of suggestions from nail technicians themselves.
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December 1, 1996
The attraction of light-cured products is that you do away with solvents, says one manufacturer.
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August 1, 1996
Clean up discolored nails quickly and easily
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September 1, 1995
This first patent was granted on the design of and technology used in the lamp’s bulbs.
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June 1, 1995
Light-cured gels often have been described as a pre-mixed, liquid form of acrylic. Not true, say chemists, who explain here what gels are made of and how they work.
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September 1, 1994
Using a light-based nail technique lends an aura of advanced technology to your work that enhances its value to clients. Now, the power of light is harnessed to cure gels, to quickly dry top coats and polish seals, and even to polymerize liquid and powder systems.
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July 1, 1994
Files are more specialized, offer the technician more features, and come in a greater variety of shapes, colours, and sizes than ever before.
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February 1, 1992
Try electric mitts, heating pads, or even a mug warmer to keep acrylic from crystallizing during the winter.
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February 1, 1992
Avoiding allergic reactions and lifting with gel systems is a matter of precision and correct technique.
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