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Take a Tip From Lynda Lam: Use an Eraser to Clean E-Files

by NAILS Staff | February 23, 2018
Lynda Lam

Lynda Lam

Nail tech Lynda Lam has an easy method to clean out stubborn gel or acrylic from e-file bits: She uses a pink eraser like the kind you use at school. “It works best with the cheaper pink erasers because they’re harder than the brand name ones,” she says. If you’re having trouble removing product from the flutes of coarse or medium bits using acetone and a brush, Lam recommends running the e-file at 5,000-7,000 RPM to shave against the pink eraser and loosen the acrylic. When the product is loosened, soak the bit in acetone and sanitize and sterilize as usual.

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Technique

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

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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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