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Ready, Set, Sculpt!

April 1, 1996  | Article

A fast-set acrylic system simplifies and shortens the application process, allowing technicians to accommodate more clients in a day.

Keywords: acrylics   cnd   Doug Schoon   Galaxy Nail Products   NSI  

A Tale of Two Techniques

February 1, 1996  | Article

Tips and forms each have their place in a successful nail service. Strive to do each one excellently for the ultimate in client satisfaction. 

Keywords: acrylics   forms   nail tips  

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  

Rumors of the Demise of Acrylic Are Greatly Exaggerated

July 1, 1995  | Article

There may be some confusion between ethyl methacrylate (a monomer used widely in acrylic systems today) and methyl methacrylate (a monomer formerly used in acrylic systems but banned for use today).

Keywords: acrylics   EMA   MMA   product safety  

The Nail Doctor Is In

January 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor answers your pressing questions about nail health, salon safety, and more. 

Keywords: acrylics   athlete's foot   effect of menopause on nails   fiberglass   fungal infections  

Nail Wearer Discusses The Long And The Short Of It.

January 1, 1995  | Article

If you want to convince clients they can learn to live with long nails, tell them about Lori Groves, a former nail technician whose long nails have actually stopped traffic.

Keywords: acrylics  

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  

A Pink and White Technical

July 1, 1994  | Article

Clients love the unpolished perfection of pink and white, and are willing to pay more for it.

Keywords: acrylics   pink-and-whites  

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  

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  

Repair a Cracked Acrylic Nail in Two Minutes

October 1, 1993  | Article

Encourage clients who crack a nail to call you immediately. If they pick at or pull on the crack they are likely to injure the nail plate or cause the artificial nail to lift.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   wraps  

Are All Acrylic Powders Created Equal?

February 1, 1993  | Article

Acrylic powder consistencies vary and so does their workability. Choosing one powder over another depends on the nail technician’s sculpting technique and ability.

Keywords: acrylics   how products are made   polymer  

Acrylic Nail Reactions

August 1, 1991  | Article

“The Nail Doctor” is a monthly health column written by Orville J. Stone, M.D., a dermatologist who specializes in diseases of the nail. This column is intended as a guide to help you recognize and understand common nail conditions. Remember, however, that your job as a nail technician is to beautify the nails, not to diagnose or treat physical ailments.

Keywords: acrylics   allergic reactions   nail diseases  

Acrylics: 1970 1980

June 1, 1991  | Article

Since its origins in dentistry, acrylic for nails has improved steadily. What does the future hold for this product?

Keywords: acrylics   history of nail care   MMA  

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