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Take a Tip From June Castillo: Easy Gel Cap Trick

by Katherine Fleming | November 19, 2017

June Castillo

June Castillo

As an educator for Light Elegance, June Castillo gets a lot of use out of her gels in her demonstrations. That’s why she came up with a quick, simple way to cap and uncap her frequently used gels while keeping them organized. Using craft store putty, she attached the lids of the gel jars to the top of a plastic box and the bottoms of the jars to the bottom of the box. This allows easy access and saves her from repeatedly fiddling with the gel lids as she teaches.

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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

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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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