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How to Repair a Cracked/Lifted Acrylic Nail

While renovating her new nail studio, Suzie Moskal damaged her acrylic thumbnail. In this in-depth tutorial, she demonstrates how to repair the lifted nail and make it beautiful again.

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Enhancement Troubleshooter

You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.

Performance Through Consistency Control

Doug Schoon discusses preventing service breakdown in the salon.

Who You Gonna Call?

CND Hotline Administrator Dede Hardy takes a moment to answer the question she hears most often from callers.

How to Prevent Lifting

Lifting acrylic nails are frustrating to the nail tech and annoying to the client. Left uncorrected, they could trap water and be the first step toward a bacterial infection. But before we get defensive and start pointing fingers, let’s check out the nails — and let them do the talking.

What to Do When Extensions Just Won’t Stay Put

Depending on what products you have tried, you may need to consider whether the product type is compatible with your client.

10 New Tech Troubles

Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.

Help Desk: What Can I Do About Elderly Client's Peeling Nails?

This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions.

We Have Liftoff - Troubleshooting Lifting Causes

We’ve compiled the many possible causes of lifting along with some handy solutions to take some of the guesswork out of your work.

Nail Separation Anxiety

Onycholysis - separation of the nail plate from the nail bed - may appear innocuous at first, but caution clients against a “wait and see” approach. While you can’t diagnose the condition or its cause, arm yourself and your clients with information.

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