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.
April 25, 2011
CND Shellac application and removal steps for a French Manicure.
Basic CND Shellac application and removal steps using a solid opaque color.
April 20, 2011
Part 4 – Removing Gel Polish
August 1, 2009
Nail Labo introduces its new LED soak-off gel system, Presto. Using the latest technology in the dental industry, Presto takes just five seconds to cure, making a full set of gel nails in under 20 minutes a reality. The LED lights have an almost infinite lifetime, says the company, so techs will likely never have to change the bulbs.
April 1, 2009
For those rare occasions when one of your clients has to remove her acrylics on her own, outside of the salon, make sure she is prepared and does it correctly so she does not damage her nails. Here’s a tear-out do-it-yourself sheet for your clients and some tips from fellow nail techs on how to handle this subject with your clients.
August 1, 2008
Aqmore is a water-based nail polish that goes on like regular polish, but is then peeled off after soaking in warm water for 20 seconds.
March 1, 2006
Here are some great ways to keep yourself on schedule.
February 1, 2003
Using an electric file to remove lifted product will greatly reduce the time spent on this common repair.
October 1, 2002
Whatever the reason your client wants to go natural, it's a good opportunity to maintain her as a client by preserving her natural nail as only a nail professional can.
July 1, 2001
Anyone who has ever tried to remove MMA from a new client’s nails knows the bond is tough to break. It might be more difficult to deal with clients emotional attachment to their nails.
March 1, 2001
Get advice on stress area cracks and removing acrylics.
October 1, 2000
Here, we give you some tips on removing gels. From filling to soaking there’s more than one way to do it. And it doesn’t always have to be difficult.
November 14, 1994
All it takes is some filing, soaking, and a cuticle stick to quickly take off gel nails.
Nailing the Color of the Year 201623 photos
A Light Finish: The Latest in LED Gel Lamp Technology27 photos
Demonstrating the ability to kill viruses.
What are reasonable terms for a non-compete contract?
How do I announce to my clients that I will be moving to a new salon?
The new products I’m using are adding time to each appointment. How do I adjust my schedule?
Why isn’t my Gelish application curing properly?
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
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