March 2003 Issue

Nails: Tom Bachik, vice president of Anaheim, Calif.-based Young Nails

Photography: Don Diaz

Model: Jessiqa Pace for Jet Set

Hair and Makeup: Robert Bennett/NARS for Righteous Artists @ Jet Set

Simple Switch Toughens French Nails

March 1, 2003

Nail tech Vicki Brenner shares her secret to getting French manicures to last longer.

NAILS' Gel Handbook

March 1, 2003

It’s 2003. Do you know where your gels are? One of the fastest- growing salon services, gels still remain a mystery to many nail techs and their clients. Whether you are familiar with gels or just turning your attention to them, use this primer to help guide you through the multitude of uses, techniques, and troubleshooting tips associated with today’s gels.

Help Desk

March 1, 2003

What am I doing wrong? Is alcohol a better polish prep?

Cure Competition Jitters

March 1, 2003

“What works for me is doing the polished hand first,” veteran competitor John Hauk says. 

Gel Application Guide

March 1, 2003

The following sampling of step-by-steps are only a few of the different gel services and techniques possible. Try your hand at these services and see if there is something you can incorporate into your own repertoire.

Go to Healthy Extremes With Feet

March 1, 2003

Do your best not to get on a client’s nerves -- because you never know who might have peripheral neuropathy. The loss of sensation in feet and hands that marks this not-uncommon condition leaves the unaware client susceptible to infection.

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