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Young Nails Nail School: Speed Gel Sculpting

June 13, 2018  | Video

Young Nails' Greg Salo shows how to apply gel quickly and accurately to speed up your service time.

Keywords: gels   service speed   time saving ideas   Young Nails  

Take a Tip From Lynda Lam: Use an Eraser to Clean E-Files

February 23, 2018  | Article

Nail tech Lynda Lam has an easy method to clean out stubborn gel or acrylic from e-file bits: She uses a pink eraser like the kind you use at school.

Keywords: electric files   time saving ideas  

Cleaning Up Another Tech’s Mess

November 28, 2017  | Article

What do you do when a new client arrives with a truly awful set of nails from her previous salon? Learn when to remove, when to repair, and how to achieve the best fix possible.   

Keywords: foot conditions   nail diseases   nail shapes   time saving ideas  

Take a Tip From June Castillo: Easy Gel Cap Trick

November 19, 2017  | Article

As an educator for Light Elegance, June Castillo gets a lot of use out of her gels in her demonstrations. That’s why she came up with a quick, simple way to cap and uncap her frequently used gels while keeping them organized.

Keywords: Light Elegance   time saving ideas  

Take a Tip From… Kokoist Educator Iori Iwaza

May 1, 2017  | Article

Kokoist educator Iori Iwaza lets gravity do the work for her when sculpting gel nails.

Keywords: gels   Kokoist   techniques   time saving ideas  

Speed Up Your Services — Part 1: Work Habits, Prep, and Natural Nails

April 21, 2017  | Article

Cutting down your service times doesn’t mean you have to cut back on the quality of your work. Small, incremental changes in your routine can add up and make a big difference in your schedule.   

Keywords: gel removal   gel-polish   Holly Schippers   nail prep   time saving ideas  

A Tip by Any Other Name

February 1, 2010  | Article

Though many technicians prefer to sculpt, a pre-made nail tip that can be adhered to the natural nail can give newbie nail techs a nice runway to learn the delicate craft of gel and acrylic sculpting, while providing great-looking results.

Keywords: adhesives   filing techniques   glue   learning new techniques   nail tips  

A Little Time (Line) for Pink-and-Whites

September 1, 2009  | Article

Feel like you could stand to sharpen up on your liquid-and-powder application times? Then check out the timeline breakdowns from four experienced pros, and compare your own personal bests (and maybe find a new technique or two along the way).

Keywords: acrylics   Backscratchers   EZ Flow   French manicures   learning new techniques  

Multitasking Mania

September 1, 2008  | Article

For the client whose main concern is ‘how long,’ and not ‘how much,’ Belvedere USA offers a 3-in-1 chair (mani, pedi and facial) to provide multiple services in the most efficient way.

Keywords: pedicure equipment   salon furnishings   time saving ideas  

Let Your True Colors Come Shining Through

June 1, 2008  | Article

Want a fresh new take on color choices for your nail clients? With colored acrylics, your only limit is your imagination.

Keywords: adding new services   colored acrylics   enhancements   keeping your business competitive   learning new techniques  

Orly Signature Manicure

April 1, 2008  | Demo

Orly’s Signature Manicure is perfect for clients looking for quality cuticle care, nail health and nail growth.

Keywords: manicure products   natural nail care   orly   time saving ideas  

Reverse Application Step-by-Step

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   colored acrylics   electric files   fills   learning new techniques  

Make the Most of Drying Time

April 1, 2006  | Article

So how do you make the downtime that comes with polish drying pleasant for the client and at the same time profitable for you? 

Keywords: polish drying   time saving ideas  

10 Ways to Improve Enhancement Application Speed

March 1, 2006  | Article

Here are some great ways to keep yourself on schedule. 

Keywords: late clients   polish removal   product removal   time saving ideas  

The Need for Speed

January 1, 2005  | Article

Mastering the art of nail enhancement application is downright frustrating. Follow my 5-step program and you to will be doing sets and fills in an hour.

Keywords: filing   filing techniques   Shari Finger   time saving ideas  
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