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Two Ways to Fix Short Bitten Nails Using Gel

Paola Ponce shows two ways to fix short bitten or broken nails using gel.

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A Guide to Servicing Common Nail Conditions

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

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Nail Biting

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses complications and concerns surrounding nail-biting, along with several effective treatment options — including gel manicures.

Week 25: Setting and Accomplishing Goals

From giving my cosmo classmate a super long sculpted nail with custom art to repairing a nail biter's nails with acyrlics, this week was very successful.

How to Work With Damaged Nails On Set

Nail tech Joanne Sorbello discusses dealing with a model on set whose nails are less than perfect.

How to Fix Nails For a Photo Shoot

At a recent photoshoot, nail artist Joanne Sorbello had a challenge. Her model is a serious nail biter and the nail design was going to be a big part of the "after shot".

Gel or Acrylic: Which Suits Your Client Best?

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 technique is most likely to benefit a particular client.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Q&As From Around the World (Part 2)

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern shares more questions she’s received about nail ailments from people all around the world.

Nail Bite Inhibitor Allows Clients to Grow Longer Nails

Prevent nail biters from acting on their habit.

Something to Talk About: Nail Biters

One satisfying aspect of being a nail tech is the before-and-after experience we see on every set of hands. But what happens when the transformation isn’t dramatic — or even beautiful?