Topic : acrylic maintenance

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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  

The Help Desk

April 1, 2001  | Article

Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   liquid-to-powder ratio   nail tips   product application  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2001  | Article

Get advice on stress area cracks and removing acrylics. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   product removal   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk

December 1, 2000  | Article

Get advice on dealing with fill lines and the effects of sunscreen on enhancements. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   electric files   fills   lifting   sun protection  

The Help Desk

November 1, 2000  | Article

Answers to your questions on polish application, cleaning dappen dishes, acrylic brushes, and drill safety.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   foot conditions   salon cleaning   The Help Desk  

Step-by-Step

March 1, 2000  | Step By Step Demo

The following step-by-step was designed to help nail techs to make the transition from fingernails to toenails as smooth as possible. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   step-by-step  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2000  | Article

Your technique questions answered by Melissa Carlini, Brooke Gilliam, Debra Marr-Leisy, and La Shaun Crown-Glenn.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   glue   male clients   nail repairs   silk wraps  

The Help Desk

October 1, 1999  | Article

This month's Help Desk features the advice of Rima Kitsko, LaCinda Headings, Lin Halpern, Debi Waszut, and Mary Metscaviz. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   cuticle treatments   gel troubleshooting   peeling nails   special occasion nails  

Put on a Smiley Face

July 1, 1999  | Article

The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   cnd   decals   French manicures   Galaxy Nail Products  

What's Your Problem?

April 1, 1999  | Article

Whether you’re a beginner struggling to reduce thickness at the cuticle or a veteran whose C-curve is looking flat, this troubleshooting guide, put together by nail technician Shari Finger can help. Here are her tips to combat common acrylic woes.

 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   enhancements   smile lines  

The Many Faces of a Backfill

October 1, 1998  | Article

By acquiring this advanced skill, nail technicians can earn more money per service and stay one step ahead of the game.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   pink-and-whites  

When It Comes to Acrylic Brushes, Size Does Matter

August 1, 1998  | Article

Is bigger really better? Yes, say many nail technicians who claim that learning how to use a larger brush led to a more time-efficient service for their clients.

Keywords: acrylic brushes   acrylic maintenance   business cards   Kim Patterson   service speed  

The Lab Reports Panel Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 1998  | Article

First question is: Is it okay to clean your brush in acetone instead of monomer, or soak it in acetone if build-up is present?

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   brush care   formaldehyde   fungal infections   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk Responds to Your Technical Questions

February 1, 1998  | Article

This month readers ask about nail shapes, getting a crisp smile line, and whether or not to etch nails.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Linda Champion   Michele Baker   nail prep   nail shapes  

Re-Investing the Nail Tip

September 1, 1997  | Article

The latest tip styles are all about flexibility and of serving the needs of as many different clients as possible while making the nail technician’s job easier. Many of today’s designs are the result of suggestions from nail technicians themselves.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Backscratchers   cnd   Cuccio Naturale   European Touch  

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