Technique - Topic : gel troubleshooting

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Extreme Nailing

August 31, 2012  | Article

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?   

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   canada   Canadian nail industry   Canadian nail techs   effect of weather on nails  

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

August 1, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   gels   polish techniques  

Gel at Home

December 30, 2011  | News

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?

Keywords: at-home maintenance   consumer press   gel troubleshooting   gels   nail trends  

Your Guide to Nail Repairs & Reinforcements

October 13, 2011  | Article

There are a variety of nail issues, from the everyday bitten-nails to the all-out chip or crack, that require you to call in reinforcements. Whether using acrylic or gel (or even a tea bag), we offer some ways to strengthen nails into long-lasting beauts.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   nail repairs   wraps  

Axxium Soak-Off Gel Troubleshooting (part 11 of 12)

July 8, 2011  | Video

A quick guide to common gel problems like lifting and udercuring, and also some tips on lamp maintenance.

Keywords: colored gels   gel troubleshooting   OPI Products   soak-off gels  

Enhancement Troubleshooter

June 1, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   career handbook   C-curves   gel troubleshooting   lifting  

Take a Tip From...Masterworks Innovations' Amy Becker

December 1, 2008  | Article

Amy Becker of Masterworks Innovations explains how she applies gel sealant without flooding the cuticle area.

Keywords: Amy Becker   gel troubleshooting   Masterworks   product application  

Building a Better Gel Arch

September 1, 2007  | Article

UV light-cured gel enhancements are more popular than ever. Here’s how to fine-tune your arch technique to create the most beautiful nails possible.

Keywords: cnd   gel troubleshooting   gels   Light Elegance   Masterworks  

21 Gel Tricks, Tips, and Techniques

September 1, 2005  | Article

Gel nails have their own lingo, their own tricks, their own innuendo. Here we tapped gel manufacturers, educators, and users for 21 bits of gel insider info. From terms like “capping,” “pillowing,” and “freezing” to why you can’t handle your product the same way you do acrylic, these techniques and tricks are good to know no matter how long you’ve been doing gels.

Keywords: cnd   gel troubleshooting   gels   IBD   LeChat  

10 New Tech Troubles

January 1, 2005  | Article

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.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   BeautyTech.com   gel troubleshooting   lifting   time saving devices  

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 troubleshooting   cuticle treatments   gel troubleshooting   peeling nails   special occasion nails  
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