Topic : acrylic maintenance

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Making a U-Turn

July 1, 1997  | Article

Create a more natural-looking nail with a U-shaped free edge and sharper-looking C-curve.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   filing techniques  

Getting the Stains Out of Nails

February 1, 1997  | Article

Don’t let your hard work be ruined by discoloration, whether it’s stains on the natural nail or yellowed acrylic. Get them out, then keep them out.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   natural nail care  

Demos: NSI's French Fill Bit for Backfills

January 1, 1997  | Demo

NSI’s products and techniques make a French backfill easier and faster. Accurate placement of a new smile line will make this service last up to four weeks.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   NSI  

Playing Fast Ball: Working Quickly With Acrylics

January 1, 1997  | Article

You can’t squeeze more hours in a day, but our experts can show you ways to fit more appointments into your schedule. How? By learning to do full sets in half the time.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Kym Lee   nail prep   time saving ideas  

Tip of the Month: Cleaning Dirty Nails

August 1, 1996  | Article

Clean up discolored nails quickly and easily

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   OPI Products  

Filling In The Cracks on Acrylic Nails

July 1, 1996  | Article

Cracked acrylic nails send clients into a tailspin. Do them (and yourself!) a big favor by coming to the rescue with a quick repair that lasts. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance  

Troubleshooter: How to Give Squares All the Right Curves

May 1, 1996  | Article

Whether your client wants oval or squoval nails, a squared nail is the best place to start.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   cnd   filing techniques   nail shapes  

Troubleshooter: How to Get a Great C-Curve Using Nail Forms

September 1, 1995  | Article

The secret to creating a perfect C-curve lies in the placement of the form.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   sculpting   Victoria Sozio  

Trouble Shooter: How to Sculpt Acrylic for Minimal Filing

August 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you’re using nail tips or forms, refining your sculpting technique greatly reduces your filing time.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   filing techniques   learning new techniques   time saving ideas  

Moisture Is Culprit on Green Nails

February 1, 1995  | Article

Readers ask about "little green monsters" and choosing the right product for specific clients.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   fiberglass   foot conditions   pseudomonas   The Nail Doctor  

How to Remove Air Pockets in Artificial Nails

July 1, 1994  | Article

You can get rid of troublesome air pockets by soaking off the client’s extension or filing down her nail.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   filing techniques   Troubleshooter  

Understanding Acrylic Liquid-to-Powder Ratios

June 1, 1994  | Article

Acrylic nail systems require a precise liquid-to-powder mix to ensure a durable nail and to prevent clients from developing an allergic reaction.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   beading   liquid-to-powder ratio   mix ratio  

Troubleshooter: Brush-on Tip Blenders Reduce Filing Time

February 1, 1994  | Article

Vicki Peters gives advice on how to properly use chemical tip blenders. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   shaping tips   tip blending   Vicki Peters  

Sculpting On Wide Thumbnails Requires A Custom Made Form

January 1, 1994  | Article

Splice two forms together and reinforce the stress area to sculpt on wide nail plates.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   sculpting   unusual nail shapes  

Acrylics Can Add Arches and Curves to Flat Nails

December 1, 1993  | Article

Use a modified three-ball technique to add a natural C-curve and arch to flat nails beds.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   sculpting  

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