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Correcting Toenail Issues — From Stubbed Toes to Total Reconstruction

Learn techniques using forms, fiberglass, gel, and liquid-and-powder to makeover toenails that have been damaged or are even missing.

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How to Use Fiberglass or Silk for Nail Repairs

Holly explains how to use fiberglass or silk to repair split or cracked natural nails during a gel-polish service.

Rescue Natural Nail Clients With a Fiberglass Fix

Gene Juarez Salons & Spas offer fiberglass nail repairs as an add-on or standalone service.

Got Broken Stuff? Call a Nail Tech!

Whether it’s mending a broken teacup with acrylic or using polish to mark which key is which, nail products often come in handy outside the salon.

Nail Wraps Make a Comeback

Wrap systems have been around since the 1980s, but like acrylic dip systems, they have recently seen a resurgence in popularity.

Week 12: Learning to Do Nail Wraps

This week we started a new unit, my final one. Monday's Chapter was about nail wraps and nail tip application. We learned the proper steps for applying a nail tip and performing nail wrap services.

Handling Fiberglass with Ease (Troubleshooter)

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows how to handle fiberglass nail wraps with ease.

Alessandro Fibre Gel Step-by-Step

This thin viscous gel is the ideal strengthener for the natural nail, as the fiberglass fibers contained in the gel form an extremely resilient, scratch-proof surface. Alessandro's Fibre is applied like a nail polish from a brush bottle and can be worked very thinly. Fibre does not replace classic nail sculpting, it acts as a bridge between removable nail strengtheners and sculpted gel nails. For more information, visit www.alessandro-international.us.

How to Create a Free Form Nail with Fiberglass & Silk Wrap

Backscratchers Salon Systems, Inc. tutorial on how to create a free form nail with the Glass Glaze System.

Return of the Nail Wrap

As shorter nails trend, many nail techs are using nail wraps as a way to give their clients stability while still maintaining that natural look. And as nail wraps make their way back into the limelight, other creative product uses are emerging as well.