Topic : acrylic maintenance

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yellowing

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Yellowing is the discoloration and breakdown of artificial nail coatings by ultraviolet light, excessive heat, or chemical contaminants.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   nail diseases  

C curve

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The curvature or arch of a nail as seen when looking at the nail from the tip down.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   nail anatomy  

Extreme Nailing

August 31, 2012  | Article

Does our environment change how we do nails? Do techs living in climates where it dips into double digits below zero work differently than techs who live where it’s nearly 100 degrees with 80% humidity?   

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   canada   Canadian nail industry   effect of weather on nails   gel troubleshooting  

Nail Troubleshooter: Polish, Gel, Gel-Polish, and Acrylics

August 1, 2012  | Article

Once you start working with clients regularly, you may run into minor mishaps that will challenge you. To help you out when they do, keep this chart handy for pointers on fixing some of the most common problems.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   gel troubleshooting   gels   polish techniques  

Troubleshooter: Acrylic Backfill

May 10, 2012  | Video

Vicki Peters demonstrates how to do an acrylic backfill, using a technique where she places dots on the extension with a pencil that serve as a guide for trenching a new smile line with an e-file.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   Troubleshooter  

Backscratchers 2-Week Re-Glass Maintenance

May 9, 2012  | Video

View this tutorial for a demonstration of Backscratchers 2-week re-Glass maintenance steps.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Backscratchers  

4-Week Maintenance Tutorial by Backscratchers

May 9, 2012  | Video

After approximately four weeks it will be time for a re-powder glazing.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Backscratchers  

The "Perfect" Pink-and-White Nail

March 15, 2012  | Article

What makes the perfect nail? How do you define the picture-perfect acrylic pink-and-white sculpt? NAILS combined contributions from CND education materials, Young Nails’ Greg Salo, and former NAILS Top 25 competitor Lynn Lammers to help draft guidelines for the quintessential “perfect nail.”

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   cuticle care   pink-and-whites   smile lines  

Kupa Backfill Demo

October 19, 2011  | Video

A demonstration of an acrylic backfill using a variety of Kupa bits.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   electric files   KUPA  

Your Guide to Nail Repairs & Reinforcements

October 13, 2011  | Article

There are a variety of nail issues, from the everyday bitten-nails to the all-out chip or crack, that require you to call in reinforcements. Whether using acrylic or gel (or even a tea bag), we offer some ways to strengthen nails into long-lasting beauts.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   gel troubleshooting   nail repairs   wraps  

Smudges and Chips Can Wait

July 25, 2011  | News

No time for an emergency salon nail fix? Try these.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   cnd   Deborah Lippmann   glue   Kiss Products  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Liquid

June 27, 2011  | Article

 Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   how products are made   Secret Ingredient  

Enhancement Troubleshooter

June 1, 2011  | Article

You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   career handbook   gel troubleshooting   lifting   newbie  

FingerNailFixer Discusses Proper Mix Ratio

April 29, 2011  | Video

When you work with liquid and powder, one of the key elements is mix ratio. Here Holly Schippers, our FingerNailFixer, some tips on figuring out how to check and perfect your mix ratio.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   cnd   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  

FingerNailFixer Helps You Perfect Your Acrylic Smile Lines

April 26, 2011  | Video

FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   FingerNailFixer   French manicures   Holly Schippers  

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Renee Borowy is the owner of , V.I.P. Salon & Spa in Riverview, Mich., which was established in 1986 as a nail and tanning salon.
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