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Sculpt Gels With Your Brush Instead of Your File

August 1, 2012  | Blog Post

Have you entered to win the body art kit yet? I wanted to be sure as many of you had the chance as possible so I will wait until next week to draw.I get asked a

Keywords: gels   troubleshooting  

Watch Our Roundtable from the Smokies Event

July 2, 2012  | Blog Post

This past weekend in Gatilinburg, Tenn., I had the honor of attending an amazing event — Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies. It was an amazing day of fun and learning preceded by a party

Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

NAILS New Troubleshooter Video Series

May 16, 2012  | Blog Post

One cat is officially out of the bag! Part of my March trip to the NAILS offices in California was to help start off the new NAILS TV Troubleshooter series designed to help techs no matter

Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Practice, Practice, Practice

April 18, 2012  | Blog Post

Sometimes it feels like you will never do a great nail, especially when you are in school and all anyone ever does is tell you to practice — and then practice some more. Getting discouraged can

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Polishing Tiny (or Bitten) Nails

April 10, 2012  | Blog Post

As nail professionals we see nails in all shape, lengths, and conditions. The one several of you have been asking about lately is the dreaded bitten nail that has been cannibalized down to a little nub

Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

E-File Q&A With Vicki Peters

April 6, 2012  | Blog Post

When visiting NAILS a couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to cross paths with Vicki Peters. I can remember reading advice she would post on BeautyTech when I was a newbie and absorbing her knowledge

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Creating an Almond-Shaped Nail

March 15, 2012  | Blog Post

Filing nails seems like an easy enough thing to do, however there are some shapes that pose more of a challenge than others. One such shape is the almond. I’m not talking about your Grandma’s style

Keywords: natural nail care   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Tech-to-Tech: Do You Place Blame or Find Solutions?

January 31, 2012  | Blog Post

When someone comes into the salon and has issues with their nails not wearing as they should, is your first instinct to look for blame or access the damages and hunt for solutions? So often I

Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Talking to an OPI Educator about GelColor

December 15, 2011  | Blog Post

There have been lots of requests in my e-mail and on my Facebook for more information on the new OPI GelColor. Since you could probably tuck what I know about OPI in a thimble it seemed

Keywords: gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

A Good Analogy for UV Lamps

November 18, 2011  | Blog Post

With all the discussion about UV lamps and now LED lamps Doug Schoon left a post on my page recently that made so much sense I knew it needed to be shared!“Finding a lamp with high

Keywords: gels   troubleshooting  

Do You Read the Directions?

August 19, 2011  | Blog Post

Do you ever read the directions on nail products? Maybe a glimpse to be sure you’re using it properly or just full steam ahead because how hard could it really be anyway? Sometimes you can get

Keywords: client issues   healthy working   troubleshooting  

Embedding in Rockstar Toes

July 28, 2011  | Blog Post

Thanks so much to all who answered the call for help on embedding things in enhancements! Your comments and video links were so helpful and much appreciated. Some of us tend to shy away from embedding

Keywords: gels   nail art   pedicures   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

In Search Of Embedding Techniques

July 18, 2011  | Blog Post

Do you admit your shortcomings as a professional or are you basically good at everything? I like to think I can do everything decently, but am smart enough to know that my niche is in natural

Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

A Summertime Nail Experiment

July 14, 2011  | Blog Post

Do you ever test things out that your clients complain about? There have been some mentions about water, chlorine, and generally common summer vacation activities causing challenges with nail coverings. It is not every day that

Keywords: client issues   gels   troubleshooting  

Tech-to-Tech: How Did You Improve Your Service Times?

May 31, 2011  | Blog Post

It seems that a lot of you did consider yourself slow! If you feel like you have the technique down, what can you possibly do to speed up? I’m sure you are tired of hearing it,

Keywords: client issues   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

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