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NAILS’ Guide to Electric Filing

February 1, 2004  | Article

An electric file can be used in a variety of services — provided you know how to use it properly. Use this guide to help you master techniques and improve your use and knowledge of this handy tool.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   electric files   natural nail care  

We Have Liftoff - Troubleshooting Lifting Causes

January 1, 2004  | Article

We’ve compiled the many possible causes of lifting along with some handy solutions to take some of the guesswork out of your work.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   lifting  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical and Health Questions

December 1, 2003  | Article

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   brush care   nail diseases   onycholysis   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

June 1, 2003  | Article

Our panelists this month discuss choosing the best brush for the job, the difference betwee\n MMA and methacrylic acid, and whether yellowed nails can be whitened with chemicals. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   crystal files   nail shapes   yellow nail syndrome  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 2003  | Article

This month our readers want to know about a shadown on a backfill, a client with a splitting thumnail, and yellowing acrylics. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   polish drying   primers  

Electric Filing Techniques: Backfills

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Doing a backfill with an electric file can help you achieve faster and more accurate results.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   electric files  

Troubleshooter: Shaping Acrylic Nails Oval

January 1, 2003  | Article

Some diehard fans of the oval nail remain - causing problems for some nail techs who can’t seem to get the same result they would with the square look.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   filing techniques   shaping nails  

The Help Desk

November 1, 2002  | Article

"What can I do for a client with dry, rough, cracked hands?" asks our first reader. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Doug Schoon   dry skin   fills   lifting  

Troubleshooter: Removing Acrylics Without Damaging the Natural Nail

October 1, 2002  | Article

Whatever the reason your client wants to go natural, it's a good opportunity to maintain her as a client by preserving her natural nail as only a nail professional can. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   product removal   removing acrylics   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Prepping to Prevent Lifting

March 1, 2002  | Article

The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application - especially those just starting out - is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Troubleshooter   troubleshooting  

Troubleshooter: Prepping to Prevent Lifting

March 1, 2002  | Article

The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application — especially those just starting out —: is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Canadian nail industry   lifting   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Protecting and Reinforcing a Split Nail

December 1, 2001  | Article

Applying a thin acrylic overlay to a vertical split on the nail can help protect it from further damage, while still allowing the client to wear her nails natural

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   nail repairs   natural nail care   splitting nails   Troubleshooter  

Feel the Need for Speed?

October 1, 2001  | Article

Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   competitions   fills   nail prep   Salina Rush  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

October 1, 2001  | Article

How to keep an airbrush French fresh and doing backfills. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   French manicures   nail strengtheners   pink-and-whites   staph infections  

The Help Desk

August 1, 2001  | Article

Get tips on soaking off acrylic, changing primer, placing tips, and tricky whirlpool spa tubs. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   bath salts   nail tips   pedicure spas   primers  

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