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21 Troubleshooting Tips from ISSELB16

I walked the show floor and asked, "What's your best troubleshooting tip for nail techs?"

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Troubleshooter: Classic Gel French - Part 2 of 4 - Applying Pink

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Thao Nguyen shows how to apply the pink gel in the second step of a classic French gel manicure. Classic Gel French Part 1 | Classic Gel French Part 3 | Classic Gel French Part 4

#184 Gel Mixing and Stirring Spatula

Use the spatula end to mix gels and the sleeker end to remove old gel from the cuticle area or remove debris from under the free edge of the nail. The #184 is a stainless steel inox model.

Troubleshooter: Gel Nail Repair - Part 2 of 2 - Filing Techniques

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, LaShaun Brown-Glenn, a U.S. business development manager and trainer for Alessandro, shows the second step toward repairing a broken gel extension edge. This is also the final step in completing a gel enhancement.

Troubleshooter: Gel Nail Repair - Part 1 of 2 - Extension Edge Mending

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, LaShaun Brown-Glenn, a U.S. business development manager and trainer for Alessandro, shows the first step toward repairing a broken gel extension edge.

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.

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.

Extreme Nailing

Does our environment change how we do nails? Do techs living in climates where it dips into double digits below zero work differently than techs who live where it’s nearly 100 degrees with 80% humidity?

Nail Troubleshooter: Polish, Gel, Gel-Polish, and Acrylics

Once you start working with clients regularly, you may run into minor mishaps that will challenge you. To help you out when they do, keep this chart handy for pointers on fixing some of the most common problems.

Gel at Home

Recently, long-lasting gel polish has gained a significant at-home appeal, according to Allure magazine's December 2011 Beauty Reporter. But does it last?