Take an IBX Application Tip From Linda Nordstrom

by NAILS Staff | March 17, 2018

Famous Names’ Linda Nordstrom has a great tip for applying IBX to nail biters’ nails or applying IBX Boost during a refill: She uses disposable micro applicators purchased on Amazon. “When we are working with a small nail plate and applying IBX (knowing we want to stay off the skin) we use these applicators to control the amount of IBX we are applying,” she explains. “When we are rebalancing IBX Boost as part of any gel or acrylic rebalance application, the micro applicator is brilliant because it allows us to put IBX right where we need it.” The tiny brush makes it easier to apply the products to small areas such as the remaining nail plate of a nail biter or the regrowth area of a nail to be rebalanced.

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Foot Forward Summit 2019

by Staff

NAILS' second Foot Forward Summit was held in Atlanta August 11-13. Nail techs gathered for speaker presentations, advanced education, and networking.

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Up Your Acrylic Skills: Mix Ratio

by Tracey Lee

Even though mix ratio is fundamental to learning about liquid-and-powder acrylic application, it’s still one of the biggest challenges for nail professionals in the salon. The performance and longevity of our product is hugely affected by an incorrect mix ratio.


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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms


What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

by Holly Schippers

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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