Texas Takes Up the Drill Issue

byNAILS staff | December 1, 1998

At its September 28 meeting, the Texas Cosmetology Commission requested input from nail technicians from both sides of the nail drill issue to offer input to the board members. The Commission has brought up the issue several times over the past year because of a tremendous influx of consumer complaints about nail damage due to drill use, says nail technician Marti Preuss, who’s been following the issue and attending the board meetings. In response to the request, Preuss is composing a questionnaire that she hopes to have a local distributor pass out to its nail technician customers. “I’m going to ask if they use a drill, how often, and what they use it for (prepping or finishing)?” she says.

Nail tech Melba Mosley demonstrates reflexology techniques on colleague Apryl Moore, while...


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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