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Seeing the [Little] Light

May 1, 2004  | Article

Nailite, best known for its discounted professional nail supplies, is a pioneer in providing gels to the nail industry.

Keywords: gels   Nailite  

Good Luck Charms

March 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Tracy Waterman of Perfect 10 Nail Salon in Merrimack, N.H.

Keywords: colored gels   French nail art   French twists   gels   holiday nail art  

I’m Ready For My Close Up

September 1, 2003  | Article

As a NAILS editor it is my job to learn the ins and outs of the nail industry.

Keywords: cnd   competitions  

Tip of the Month: Tech Shares Some Time-Savers

September 1, 2003  | Article

Lynette Madden, owner of Salon 29 at Main in East Greenville Pa., learned to save time sizing when she was a new tech.

Keywords: acrylics   time saving ideas  

NAILS' Gel Handbook

March 1, 2003  | Article

It’s 2003. Do you know where your gels are? One of the fastest- growing salon services, gels still remain a mystery to many nail techs and their clients. Whether you are familiar with gels or just turning your attention to them, use this primer to help guide you through the multitude of uses, techniques, and troubleshooting tips associated with today’s gels.

Keywords: acrylics   gels   removing gels  

Help Desk

March 1, 2003  | Article

What am I doing wrong? Is alcohol a better polish prep?

Gel Application Guide

March 1, 2003  | Article

The following sampling of step-by-steps are only a few of the different gel services and techniques possible. Try your hand at these services and see if there is something you can incorporate into your own repertoire.

Keywords: demo   gels  

Electric Filing Techniques: Prepping for a Full Set

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application.

Keywords: electric files   enhancements   filing techniques   nail prep  

Electric Filing Techniques: Removing Lifted Acrylic

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Using an electric file to remove lifted product will greatly reduce the time spent on this common repair.

Keywords: electric files   enhancements   filing techniques   product removal   removing acrylics  

Troubleshooter: Shaping Acrylic Nails Oval

January 1, 2003  | Article

Some diehard fans of the oval nail remain - causing problems for some nail techs who can’t seem to get the same result they would with the square look.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   filing techniques   shaping nails  

Take Them All Off - How to Remove Gels

October 1, 2000  | Article

Here, we give you some tips on removing gels. From filling to soaking there’s more than one way to do it. And it doesn’t always have to be difficult.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   gels   product removal  

The Help Desk

May 1, 2000  | Article

Your questions answered by Doug Schoon, Melissa Carlini, and David Dyer.

Keywords: files   implement disinfection   polish techniques   ski jump nails   The Help Desk  

From Tips to Toes II

April 1, 2000  | Article

Now that your client has pink and whites on her toes, keep them looking fresh and elegant with a backfill. She can have great-looking toes all summer long.

Keywords: Athena Elliott   gel toenails   gels   pedicures   pink-and-whites  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2000  | Article

Your technique questions answered by Melissa Carlini, Brooke Gilliam, Debra Marr-Leisy, and La Shaun Crown-Glenn.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   glue   male clients   nail repairs   silk wraps  

The Help Desk

October 1, 1999  | Article

This month's Help Desk features the advice of Rima Kitsko, LaCinda Headings, Lin Halpern, Debi Waszut, and Mary Metscaviz. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   cuticle treatments   gel troubleshooting   peeling nails   special occasion nails  

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