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How to Avoid the Annoying Back Ledge in Enhancements

May 13, 2019  | Blog Post

Have you noticed clients coming back in with an annoying place at the back of the enhancement where it jumps off a little bit and you can catch your nail on the back of it? Here's a tutorial for how to avoid that. 

Keywords: enhancements   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   techniques   troubleshooting  

Stop Service Breakdown: A Guide to Better Nails

February 27, 2019  | Article

Don’t let service breakdown give you a nervous breakdown. Regardless of what nail medium you’re using — polish, gel-polish, gel, acrylic, or gel-acrylic hybrid — problems are bound to crop up from time to time. Here are some troubleshooting tips aimed at making these common technical failings a thing of the past.

Keywords: acrylics   gel-acrylic hybrid   gel-polish   gels   lifting  

Young Nails Nail School: How to Prevent Lifting Part 4

February 1, 2018  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo shows how to file and finish a nail to prevent lifting. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   gel troubleshooting   lifting   troubleshooting   Young Nails  

Young Nails Nail School: How to Prevent Lifting Part 2

January 12, 2018  | Video

After you've prepped the nails correctly, it's important to apply the acrylic properly. Young Nails president Greg Salo explains how. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   lifting   troubleshooting   Young Nails  

How to Apply Swarovski Crystals That Last

October 25, 2016  | Article

Try this technique approved by the crystal creator brand. 

Keywords: demo   embellished nail art   embellishments   gels   nail art  

21 Troubleshooting Tips from ISSELB16

February 5, 2016  | Blog Post

I walked the show floor and asked, "What's your best troubleshooting tip for nail techs?"

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   FingerNailFixer   gel troubleshooting   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show  

Pavé Crystal Nail Troubleshooting

February 3, 2015  | Video

This video demonstrates a quick method to replace a lost or missing Pavé Crystal Nail stone. 

Keywords: embellishments   Pave   troubleshooting  

Sealing Short Nails

February 18, 2014  | Blog Post

After the video that addressed removal issues, a few things came up. I will do some follow-up blogs and videos to address your questions and concerns. The first one I'm going to help you with is

Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

ISSE Long Beach 2014 Recap

February 7, 2014  | Blog Post

How many of you made it to ISSE? The weather in Long Beach was a nice change from the below 0F that has been dominating the Midwest this winter. The show was interesting, and I enjoyed

Keywords: nail art   troubleshooting  

What to Look for in an E-File, Experts Weight In

April 9, 2013  | Blog Post

I sometimes get questions about how to choose an e-file. Not being an e-file user I don’t feel qualified to answer those questions and don’t like leaving questions unanswered! To solve the dilemma I asked three

Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Do You Know What the True Cuticle Is?

March 6, 2013  | Blog Post

What and where is cuticle? How sure are you about that? Some are taught in school what real cuticle is and some are not. Then you throw in another group of people who are given inaccurate

Keywords: natural nail care   troubleshooting  

A Story About Improper Application and Removal of Gel-Polish

February 12, 2013  | Blog Post

The repeated bashing Dr Oz gives nail services is frustrating to say the least. What he continues to fail to mention is that there is a difference in the services from one salon to another. Something

Keywords: continuing education   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Rebalancing/Filling Acrylic Nails

December 14, 2012  | Blog Post

Part of business building is client retention. It does not do a lot of good to put out the effort to get people in the door if you can’t keep them in your chair. Something I

Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Don't Fear the Nail Form

September 17, 2012  | Blog Post

I think enhancements can be more fun to do when sculpted because tipping requires the effort of match, fit, and blend if you are going to really do them up nice. What tends to stop a

Keywords: acrylics   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Get Holly's Foil and CND Additives Nail Art Look

August 7, 2012  | Blog Post

 I’m glad the gel video from last week seemed to be helpful to some of you! Lots of requests did come through for a video on how to do my nails in the video and I

Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
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