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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  

Reader to Reader: How Do You Improve Your Acrylic Techniques When You Don’t Have Regular Fill Appointments?

June 1, 2001  | Article

When we’re not with clients, I practice different techniques on the other nail techs in the salon. We also ask our supplies for samples of new products so we can test them and see what we like.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance  

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