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Rescue Natural Nail Clients With a Fiberglass Fix

by NLS Staff | October 31, 2017

Whether they’re dealing with a small break or a major tear, clients of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas are grateful to see a Natural Nail Repair service on the menu, especially if they have a special occasion coming up. The chain — with 10 locations in the Pacific Northwest — charges $9 for a fiberglass overlay with another service, or $15 as a standalone repair.

“Most clients we see have long nails with have a small tear in the free edge, though a few have a tiny tear low down on the nail, and they want to strengthen it while it grows out more comfortably,” says Rosalie Bayne, nail department trainer and department lead at the Lynnwood location. “I will have regular gel-polish clients who are always breaking a nail. I can apply an overlay quickly and then it just soaks off at their next appointment. I also occasionally see a new client who just really wants to save her nail and stops in for 15 minutes. I can usually turn these clients into regular guests.”

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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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