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10 Common Causes of Nail Service Breakdown

10 Common Causes of Nail Service Breakdown

When it comes to service breakdown, a handful of common slip-ups and mistakes are often at the root of the problem. Clients can share the blame too, by abusing their own nails and causing damage, but NAILS compiled a list of 10 common application mishaps to help you keep your enhancement applications flawless.

The Gel “Hand Lift”

The Gel “Hand Lift”

OPI educator Rachel Jones of San Mateo, Calif., says that nothing takes years off a client’s hands than beautiful, classic pink-and-white nails.

Kupa Glitters It Up

Kupa Glitters It Up

With Kupa’s Divinity Colored Acrylic Powders and Artfinity Glitters, you can glam up your clients’ nails with hundreds of combinations of colored powders.

Rock Hard Nails Doubles Up Performance

Rock Hard Nails Doubles Up Performance

Whether you love liquid-and-powder or hard gel, Artistic Nail Design has created a product with integrated technology that brings you the best of both worlds.

Flexing 3-D Gel Polish

Flexing 3-D Gel Polish

As nail art and soak-off gels are becoming more trendy these days, Chris Mans, an educator for Bio Sculpture Gel, has developed a technique to create 3-D art with soak-off gel only — using no glue or acrylic.

Helpful Hints on Proper Gel-Polish Removal

Helpful Hints on Proper Gel-Polish Removal

With the biggest problem being inadequate soak-off times and nail damage during subsequent forced gel removal, there are some things you can do to help expedite the soak-off process without compromising effectiveness.

Prevent Nail Damage With Proper Gel-Polish Removal

Prevent Nail Damage With Proper Gel-Polish Removal

The great windfall of revenue soak-off gel-polishes may be endangered by a rash of improper removal techniques that are leaving clients unsatisfied with their results — and they’re telling their friends about it.

Secret Ingredient: Lotions

Secret Ingredient: Lotions

Lotions in the nail industry are used as manicure and pedicure service add-ons as well as retail products to help hydrate, rejuvenate, and soothe clients’ skin. They are often infused with various fragrances and anti-aging compounds to further enhance the benefits to the skin. But what is lotion really made of?

Hidden Hard Gel

Hidden Hard Gel

Jessica Hoel of LuvNailz salon in Bellevue, Wash., has an interesting technique for her color gels.