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Take a Tip From… Kokoist Educator Iori Iwaza

by NLS Staff | May 1, 2017
Iori Iwaza

Iori Iwaza

Kokoist educator Iori Iwaza lets gravity do the work for her when sculpting gel nails. After applying Kokoist Excel Builder Gel, she turns the client’s hand palm up, allowing the gel to naturally collect at the apex of the nail. Then she turns the hand again, lets the gel self-level for a smooth surface, and cures. “With this technique, I don’t have to file before color application. It saves me time and product,” Iwaza explains. “I love that I don’t have to deal with the dust from filing, which could be quite annoying at times when it’s not removed thoroughly.”

 

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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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