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Stop Service Breakdown: A Guide to Better Nails
Stop Service Breakdown: A Guide to Better Nails

February 27, 2019
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...

A Guide to Servicing Common Nail Conditions
A Guide to Servicing Common Nail Conditions

December 18, 2018
Troubleshoot common nail conditions by targeting the cause and customizing your care — both in the salon and with home care recommendations.

Shifting Gears: Switching Between Acrylic and Gel Services
Shifting Gears: Switching Between Acrylic and Gel Services

July 30, 2018
  Alternating between gel and acrylic services during your busy workday requires refocusing your mind and modifying your technique. Here are some...

9 Client Bad Habits and How to Handle Them
9 Client Bad Habits and How to Handle Them

June 26, 2018
Sometimes clients are just plain clueless about how their bad habits can make your job more difficult. By educating them, you can turn an awkward moment...

All About Adhesion: How Nail Products Stick to the Nails
All About Adhesion: How Nail Products Stick to the Nails

May 17, 2018
What factors contribute to how well a nail coating bonds to the nail — and how can we improve that adhesion?

On the Road: Base Coat
On the Road: Base Coat

May 1, 2018
Base Coat’s Downtown Los Angeles location employs nine nail techs and has enough space for 15 simultaneous services. 

10 Big Salon Money Drains
10 Big Salon Money Drains

February 23, 2018
You work hard for your money — make sure you’re keeping as much of it as you can. Have you fallen into any of these common money-wasting traps?   

On the Road: The Pedi Lab, Minnetonka, Minn.
On the Road: The Pedi Lab, Minnetonka, Minn.

January 23, 2018
Nellie Neal focuses exclusively on pedicures at his salon, The Pedi Lab, which is located on a 17-acre nature preserve.

Cleaning Up Another Tech’s Mess
Cleaning Up Another Tech’s Mess

November 28, 2017
What do you do when a new client arrives with a truly awful set of nails from her previous salon? Learn when to remove, when to repair, and how to...

Gel or Acrylic: Which Suits Your Client Best?
Gel or Acrylic: Which Suits Your Client Best?

September 29, 2017
Should you use gel or acrylic? Tips or forms? These decisions aren’t simply a matter of guesswork. A few principles can be applied to determine which...

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