August 8, 2012
In this installment of the NAILS Troubleshooter series, MaeLing Parrish shows how to make a simple flower shaped design using a dotting tool.
August 1, 2012
Here Vicki Peters explains the difference between well and well-less tips.
July 25, 2012
Vicki Peters shows how to clean and prep the natural nail bed using an e-file.
July 18, 2012
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.
July 11, 2012
Holly Schippers shows how to properly apply gel-polish.
June 27, 2012
Vicki Peters shows how to overlay a tip with clear and pink acrylic.
June 20, 2012
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.
June 13, 2012
Vicki Peters explains some e-file safety tips and how to apply a carbide barrel and safety bit properly across the nail.
June 6, 2012
Vicki Peters gives some great advice on applying and blending a tip with the natural nail.
May 30, 2012
Here Holly Schippers gives some tips on how to make smile lines in gel polish, traditional gel, acrylic, and polish.
May 16, 2012
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.
May 10, 2012
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.
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.
March 1, 2002
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.
December 1, 2001
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
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