Technique - Topic : The Help Desk

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Help Desk

December 1, 2006  | Article

Why does my acrylic sometimes appear cloudy? Your technical questions answered! 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   air bubbles   The Help Desk  

The NAILS Help Desk Responds to Your Questions

March 1, 2004  | Article

This month readers want to know about odorless acrylics, diabetic clietns, and splinter hemorrhages. 

Keywords: base coats   diabetic clients   nail prep   odorless systems   special needs clients  

The Help Desk

July 1, 2002  | Article

"I have been a nail tech for a little over two years and I still have trouble blending the tips so that they don’t show through the acrylic at all. Do you have any advice?"

Keywords: acrylics   callus   reader questions   techniques   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk

August 1, 2001  | Article

Get tips on soaking off acrylic, changing primer, placing tips, and tricky whirlpool spa tubs. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   bath salts   nail tips   pedicure spas   primers  

The Help Desk

April 1, 2001  | Article

Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   liquid-to-powder ratio   monomer   nail tips   product application  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2001  | Article

Get advice on stress area cracks and removing acrylics. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   product removal   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk

February 1, 2001  | Article

Find out how to handle damaged nails after acrylics, and the best enhancements for frequent liquid exposure. 

Keywords: removing acrylics   resin   The Help Desk   wraps  

The Help Desk

December 1, 2000  | Article

Get advice on dealing with fill lines and the effects of sunscreen on enhancements. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   backfills   electric filing techniques   fills   lifting  

The Help Desk

November 1, 2000  | Article

Answers to your questions on polish application, cleaning dappen dishes, acrylic brushes, and drill safety.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   damaged nails   drills   salon cleaning   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk

September 1, 2000  | Article

Get advice on maintaining free edges, nail biting habits, hepatitis B, and calluses. 

Keywords: callus   hepatitis   The Help Desk   The Nail Doctor  

The Help Desk

July 1, 2000  | Article

This month's expert panel answers reader questions about brush cleaning, the effect of medication on nails, and how whether to shake or stir powders.

Keywords: brush care   nail technician   reader questions   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk

May 1, 2000  | Article

Your questions answered by Doug Schoon, Melissa Carlini, and David Dyer.

Keywords: files   implement disinfection   polish techniques   ski jump nails   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk

January 1, 2000  | Article

Featuring Doug Schoon and David Dyer

Keywords: pseudomonas   silk wraps   The Help Desk   ventilation   wraps  

The Help Desk

October 1, 1999  | Article

This month's Help Desk features the advice of Rima Kitsko, LaCinda Headings, Lin Halpern, Debi Waszut, and Mary Metscaviz. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   cuticle treatments   gel troubleshooting   peeling nails   special occasion nails  

The Help Desk: Can I Mix and Match Products?

December 1, 1998  | Article

Nail techs ask our panelists about mixing products, using pennies in hot lotion warmers, and how to get the under-nail really clean. 

Keywords: The Help Desk  
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