September 1, 2007
UV light-cured gel enhancements are more popular than ever. Here’s how to fine-tune your arch technique to create the most beautiful nails possible.
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August 1, 2007
Here’s how your fellow techs clean and store their brushes, and what the experts have to add to the debate.
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August 1, 2007
This flavorful pedicure invigorates clients with a homemade yogurt-pineapple sugar scrub and mask, and real citrus fruit slices in the pedicure basin.
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April 1, 2005
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New Absolute Reconstruction Pink acrylic powder arms nail techs against flat nail beds, short nail bed, bitten nails, and otherwise imperfect nail beds. Reconstruction Pink offers ideal opacity in a skin-flattering pink that’s formulated for camouflaging imperfections and creating the illusion of long, graceful nail beds. Here, reconstruction Pink used to elongate a short nail bed.
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October 1, 2004
Whether linen, paper, silk, or fiberglass, chances are you’ve seen or done a wrap before. But have you ever thought about its humble beginnings? We decided to take a trip back in time to track the origins of wraps and see how far they’ve come.
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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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June 1, 1998
Odorless and UV light-cured acrylic systems have a great deal to offer technicians concerned about odor in the salon, All you need to do is master a few of the tricky parts.
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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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