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Backscratchers' Reglaze Maintenance

May 8, 2008  | Video

Re-glaze Backscratchers' wrap nails to keep them looking as good as they can be.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Backscratchers   wraps  

Reverse Application Step-by-Step

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   colored acrylics   electric files   fills   learning new techniques  

En Vogue Geisha Nails

August 1, 2007  | Demo

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   En Vogue  

Help Desk

December 1, 2006  | Article

Why does my acrylic sometimes appear cloudy? Your technical questions answered! 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   The Help Desk  

How to Prevent Lifting

October 1, 2006  | Article

Lifting acrylic nails are frustrating to the nail tech and annoying to the client. Left uncorrected, they could trap water and be the first step toward a bacterial infection. But before we get defensive and start pointing fingers, let’s check out the nails — and let them do the talking.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   enhancements   lifting   techniques  

No Pinching

April 1, 2005  | Article

Simple tip to keep the creation of a great C-curve from hurting the client. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Doug Schoon  

Fill or Start Fresh?

April 1, 2005  | Article

To find out what circumstances do warrant a fresh full set, we asked two nail techs known for their high standards when they fill and when they remove.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   fills   Maisie Dunbar  

Kupa Bits for Backfills

April 1, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Kupa inc., a leading manufacturer of electric files and carbide bits, has created a new bit that bakes backfilling easier and faster. This custom one-of-a-kind design comes in K Cut (silver) and Z Coat, which is a gold-plated finish. The barrel carbide bit is wider at the top, allowing the technician precision cutting with less pressure.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   fills   KUPA  

How to Use Kupa Bits for Backfills

April 1, 2005  | Demo

Kupa has created a bit that makes backfills easier and faster.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   electric files   KUPA  

Colored Acrylics with Reverse Application

January 1, 2005  | Article

Colored and glitter acrylics are beautiful, but many of us do not do them in the salon because it is too time consuming for us and too expensive for the clients to change the color. Use a reverse application to make it easier. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   colored acrylics   fills   step-by-step  

10 New Tech Troubles

January 1, 2005  | Article

Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   BeautyTech.com   gel troubleshooting   lifting   time saving ideas  

Backfill Basics

September 1, 2004  | Article

Creating and maintaining a permanent French manicure for your clients doesn’t need to be intimidating. This step-by-step guide to mastering the pink-and-white backfill includes a list of common pitfalls to recognize and avoid.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   pink-and-whites  

Help Desk: What Can I Do About Elderly Client's Peeling Nails?

September 1, 2004  | Article

This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   elderly clients   gel troubleshooting   gels  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical and Business Questions

April 1, 2004  | Article

This month, readers ask about sculpting, the difference between cuticle products, and the effect of medications on nails. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   cuticle treatments   sculpting  

[Un] Natural BEAUTY

April 1, 2004  | Article

Clients with common nail problems such as short nail beds, ski jump nails, and flat nails may never enjoy beautiful natural nails. But with the help of a little acrylic and the proper application you can create the illusion of flawless nails. Here we show you some techniques for camouflaging nail imperfections.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   sculpting   ski jump nails  

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