Technique - Topic : Troubleshooter

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Troubleshooter: Cleaning the Cuticle With An E-File

July 25, 2012  | Video

Vicki Peters shows how to clean and prep the natural nail bed using an e-file.

Keywords: electric files   nail prep   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Applying a Form

July 18, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers and Vicki Peters give three techniques for applying forms. Schippers shows how to modify a form for a better fit, and Peters demonstrates how to apply a form for both a classic sculpt and a stiletto.

Keywords: forms   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Gel-Polish Application

July 11, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers shows how to properly apply gel-polish.

Keywords: gels   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Acrylic Overlays

June 27, 2012  | Video

Vicki Peters shows how to overlay a tip with clear and pink acrylic.

Keywords: acrylics   tip-and-overlay   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Polish Application

June 20, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers shows how to apply regular polish, beginning with top coat and using even strokes and thin layers to make for excellent coverage. She even gives quick clean-up tips for when polish winds up on the eponychium.

Keywords: polish techniques   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: E-file Safety

June 13, 2012  | Video

Vicki Peters explains some e-file safety tips and how to apply a carbide barrel and safety bit properly across the nail.

Keywords: electric file safety   electric files   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Applying a Tip

June 6, 2012  | Video

Vicki Peters gives some great advice on applying and blending a tip with the natural nail.

Keywords: tips   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Smile Lines

May 30, 2012  | Video

Here Holly Schippers gives some tips on how to make smile lines in gel polish, traditional gel, acrylic, and polish.

Keywords: smile lines   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Filing Nails Into Shape

May 16, 2012  | Video

Vicki Peters and Holly Schippers show you how to hand file four common nail extension shapes into form: Square, Soft Corners, Squoval, Oval, and Almond.

Keywords: filing techniques   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Acrylic Backfill

May 10, 2012  | Video

Vicki Peters demonstrates how to do an acrylic backfill, using a technique where she places dots on the extension with a pencil that serve as a guide for trenching a new smile line with an e-file.

Keywords: acrylics   backfills   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Cleaning the Cuticle

May 10, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers shows how to properly clean the nail plate.

Keywords: nail prep   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Gel-Polish French Manicure Application

April 26, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers showing how to do a French look with Gel-Polish.

Keywords: gels   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Removing Acrylics Without Damaging the Natural Nail

October 1, 2002  | Article

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. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   product removal   removing acrylics   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Prepping to Prevent Lifting

March 1, 2002  | Article

The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application — especially those just starting out —: is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   Canadian nail techs   Lee-Anne Baker-Smith   lifting   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Protecting and Reinforcing a Split Nail

December 1, 2001  | Article

Applying a thin acrylic overlay to a vertical split on the nail can help protect it from further damage, while still allowing the client to wear her nails natural

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   nail repairs   natural nail repairs   splitting nails   Troubleshooter  

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