December 1, 2006
Why does my acrylic sometimes appear cloudy? Your technical questions answered!
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March 1, 2004
This month readers want to know about odorless acrylics, diabetic clietns, and splinter hemorrhages.
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July 1, 2002
"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?"
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August 1, 2001
Get tips on soaking off acrylic, changing primer, placing tips, and tricky whirlpool spa tubs.
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April 1, 2001
Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.
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March 1, 2001
Get advice on stress area cracks and removing acrylics.
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February 1, 2001
Find out how to handle damaged nails after acrylics, and the best enhancements for frequent liquid exposure.
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December 1, 2000
Get advice on dealing with fill lines and the effects of sunscreen on enhancements.
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November 1, 2000
Answers to your questions on polish application, cleaning dappen dishes, acrylic brushes, and drill safety.
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September 1, 2000
Get advice on maintaining free edges, nail biting habits, hepatitis B, and calluses.
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July 1, 2000
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.
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May 1, 2000
Your questions answered by Doug Schoon, Melissa Carlini, and David Dyer.
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January 1, 2000
Featuring Doug Schoon and David Dyer
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October 1, 1999
This month's Help Desk features the advice of Rima Kitsko, LaCinda Headings, Lin Halpern, Debi Waszut, and Mary Metscaviz.
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December 1, 1998
Nail techs ask our panelists about mixing products, using pennies in hot lotion warmers, and how to get the under-nail really clean.
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