Technique - Topic : OPI products

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Behind the Scenes: New Gig for Top Competitor

August 1, 2004  | Demo

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.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   John Hauk   OPI products  

Look Who’s Talking

July 1, 2004  | Article

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.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   OPI products   Star Nail Products   techniques  

OPI's Absolute Acrylic System

November 1, 2003  | Demo

Steps are highlighted for use of OPI's Absolute system for nails.

Keywords: acrylics   OPI products   pink-and-whites  

6 Tips on Tips

July 1, 2003  | Article

But when selecting a tip to fit your individual client’s nail, remember these six basic nail shapes and make your selection accordingly.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   nail tips   OPI products  

Overgrowth Gone

April 1, 1999  | Article

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.

Keywords: CND   cuticle treatments   Mehaz   OPI products   Poshe  

The New Wave of Gels

November 1, 1998  | Article

Light-activated gel systems have been revamped for the healthy, odor-free environment of the 90s.

Keywords: En Vogue   gels   IBD   international   Nailco  

Re-Investing the Nail Tip

September 1, 1997  | Article

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.

Keywords: Acu-Systems   backfills   Backscratchers   CND   Cuccio Naturale  

Shedding Light on UV Lamps

December 1, 1996  | Article

The attraction of light-cured products is that you do away with solvents, says one manufacturer.

Keywords: gels   IBD   NSI   OPI products   UV lamps  

Tip of the Month: Cleaning Dirty Nails

August 1, 1996  | Article

Clean up discolored nails quickly and easily

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   OPI products  

OPI’s MicroBond Lamp Awarded U.S. Patent

September 1, 1995  | Article

This first patent was granted on the design of and technology used in the lamp’s bulbs.

Keywords: gels   OPI products   patents   UV lights  

A Show of Hands for Gels

June 1, 1995  | Article

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.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   gels   IBD   NSI   OPI products  

Got a (UV) Light?

September 1, 1994  | Article

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.

Keywords: gels   IBD   LCN   light-cured products   Nadine Galli  

Can’t Choose One File?

July 1, 1994  | Article

Files are more specialized, offer the technician more features, and come in a greater variety of shapes, colours, and sizes than ever before.

Keywords: files   Flowery   H&H Products   OPI products   Soft Touch  

Prevent Product Crystallization During Cold Weather

February 1, 1992  | Article

Try electric mitts, heating pads, or even a mug warmer to keep acrylic from crystallizing during the winter.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   brittle nails   CND   cold weather techniques   crystallization  

Troubleshooting Gels

February 1, 1992  | Article

Avoiding allergic reactions and lifting with gel systems is a matter of precision and correct technique.

Keywords: Beth Hickey   Christina Jahn   curing   cyanoacrylate   gel removal  

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