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Crystal Application Tip From Wendy Valenzuela

by NAILS Staff | April 15, 2019

When she applies larger crystals to nails, LeChat educator Wendy Valenzuela has a new method: She uses the brand’s dip system base and activator to adhere them. “First, I apply step two from our dip system (French base),” she explains. “Then I place the diamonds.” When she’s happy with the placement, she applies the activator around the crystal. “It will dry the glue and the embellishment will stick forever,” she says. 

Wendy Valenzuela

Wendy Valenzuela

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

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.

Nails by Tracey Lee

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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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