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How to a correct a vertical split in the nail

Details: I have a client who has been coming to me every two weeks for about four months. She originally came to me with a vertical split going up her nail toward the cuticle on both of her thumbs. It appeared that it was only splitting about 1/8th of an inch from the free edge. But as time has gone on I notice that it doesn’t ever grow out because there is a ridge that travels completely to the

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Beyond Basic Training: How to Train Nail Techs on the Job

Details: A training program can be as for­mal or informal as you want it to be. The critical ingredient is time: New technicians need one-on-one (raining time, practice time with models, and time to observe and absorb what other technicians are doing.

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Turning Irregular Nails Into Beauties

Details: The challenge for the nail technician is to determine how to make the nails more attractive. You can make irregular nails look more natural once you know the cause of the irregularity and what you can and can’t do with your products.

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How to Sell Your Client List

Details: Farrell divided her clients geographically into lists, each containing about 20 names. She decided to sell the lists for $5 per name. Although there was no guarantee a client would go to he nail technician who bought the list, Farrell knew that enough would go that her $5 per name investment would quickly be recouped.

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How to Properly Dispose of Common Nail Products

Details: Enacted in 1976, the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) states that generators of hazardous waste — defined by characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity — are responsible for their waste from the time of generation to the final destruction.. Many nail products are regulated as hazardous waste, and therefore, nail professionals, salon owners, beauty

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How to Keep Your Paraffin Unit Clean and Safe

Details: In an ideal world, the paraffin in your bath has an indefinite shelf life. But in the real world, filings, dust, and hair do manage to find their way into the unit, especially if …

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Everything You Need to Know About New Plexigel from CND

Details: The CND PLEXIGEL system includes: BONDER: A base coat designed for flawless adhesion and long-lasting wear. SHAPER: A crystal clear brush-on gel nail enhancement that provides protection and strength.Shaper plumps, smooths and shapes nails, helping to repair cracks and splits. BUILDER: A clear brush-on gel nail enhancement with a buildable formula to achieve longer lengths.

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How young is too young to get acrylics

Details: Sometimes parents bring 11- to 15- year-old kids into the salon to get a full set of acrylics. I really hate to put acrylics on them because they are so young. I refuse the service, but then my boss says to do it because they have the parents’ permission. Are three rules as to an age limit by the state boards? I fear the girls ripping one off while playing and then the parents coming back on

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How do I get a perfect acrylic bead

Details: Answer. Begin by conditioning and preparing your sculpting brush before each acrylic service. Fill a clean dappen dish about half way with fresh sculpting liquid.

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Hand Eczema Induces Nail Changes

Details: Hand eczema (also referred to as dyshidrosis or pompholyx) is sometimes accompanied by similar changes on the feet, or just the feet may be affected.Most cases of eczema on the foot are mistaken for athlete’s foot. The nails are most often affected by more severe outbreaks.

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Perfect Nails Begin With Proper Prep

Details: If your clients constantly come in with lifted nails or peeling polish, maybe it’s time to reevaluate how you’re preparingthe nail plate prior to the artificial application or polishing natural nails.

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Creating Powerful Bonds—With or Without Primer

Details: Due to differences in individual body chemistry, no single primer is going to work best for every client. So study your options: methacrylic acid primers, …

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How Products Work: Primer

Details: Where does primer come from? Primer gets its name because it is the first coat of many subsequent coats. Primers are used in many industries where the application of a coating is involved, such as the automotive industry (car paints), wall construction and improvement (paint, the, and grout), metallurgy, and ceramic industry (bakeware and cookware coatings).

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Runner’s Sport Pedicure: A Step-by-Step Look

Details: 1. Examine the client’s feet and have the client fill out a questionnaire to make sure she is a candidate for a pedicure. If she has any open wounds or signs of …

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How to Sell Your Press-on Nails on Etsy

Details: Nails by The Sassy Nails Studio. Selling full coverage, press-on nail designs online means your creations are available worldwide. It allows you to try out new tools and techniques and let your creativity shine.

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NAILS’ Guide to Electric Filing

Details: Enter the Association of Electric File Manufacturers, or AEFM as it’s more commonly known. Started in 1998 in response to the bad reputation electric files were developing in the nail industry, the AEFM is a group of manufacturers with a mission …

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Acrylics Can Add Arches and Curves to Flat Nails

Details: Step 2. Put a medium-size, medium-wet ball of clear or pink acrylic in the center of the nail, behind the free edge. Form the acrylic by patting from side to side, all the while pushing excess product to the center of the nail to continue the ridge.

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What causes thick, peeling skin on the foot, the kind that

Details: Answer. There can be a number of causes for this condition. To arrive at the most probable cause, one would have to know what the underlying skin looks like and if this is a general condition all over the foot or if it is localized to specific areas of the foot.

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License to Serve: Alcohol in Nail Salons

Details: Navigating the ins and outs of a simple act of hospitality could leave you dizzy and confused. Before you stock the mini bar or reach for a cold one for a …

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Something to Talk About: Appropriate Nail Length and Style

Details: You: Your natural nails aren’t long enough to provide a secure base for a long extension. Typically, we suggest an enhancement be no longer than double the length of a natural nail. This area where the free edge begins is the most common place for any nail to break because it’s the stress point.

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Nail Tech to the Stars

Details: Lisa Postma sculpted Florence Griffith Joyner's nails for our February 1993 cover.. Nail technician Lisa Postma would like to show you a sample of her work. But you won’t have to go to a nail competition, take a class, or even make an appointment at a salon.

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If oil causes acrylic nails to lift, then why are we urged

Details: Answer. Oils on the nail plate can block adhesion, but they cannot dissolve the product once it has bonded to the nail plate. Even small amounts of oil on the nail plate will block areas where the product will normally adhere.

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I injured my nail causing it to lift from the nail bed. Is

Details: Answer. You have onycholysis on the nail, which is defined as separation of the nail plate from the nail bed.. This is a common problem which is often caused by an injury to the nail. It usually repairs itself, although it may take six months or more in severe cases.

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What Is Onychophagy (Badly Bitten Nails)

Details: Dr. Kevin Kennedy, a psychotherapist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Braintree, Mass., says onychophagy is “a sub-group of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).” The sub-group also includes people who chronically pull or pick their hair, bite the inside of their cheek, or pick at imperfections on their skin.

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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Aging

Details: Dr. Dana Stern. Dermatologists treat skin, hair, and nails. I am a board-certified dermatologist and I specialize in the treatment of nail disorders including nail infections, inflammatory diseases of the nail, cosmetic issues related to the nail, cancers of …

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To Drill Or Not To Drill

Details: Bits On Burs. Football Bits: Best suited for cleaning under long or hooked nails, the football-shaped bit may also be used to reduce the white line before doing a fill.When using the bit for this procedure, you only need to touch the back part of the acrylic. Never use the drill on the natural nail.

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10 Ways to Use Water Efficiently In Your Salon

Details: Don t Let a Precious Resource Go Down the Drain: Tamara Jercha, founder of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas, offers 10 things you can do at home and in the salon to use water more efficiently.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Files (Now you

Details: Simply the one item you cannot do without, the file is the work horse of the nail salon. There is no nail service that you don’t use if for. It is probably your least expensive tool and it’s very likely the tool every one of your clients has at home. But as nail care has become more complicated and more sophisticated, so too even the simplest of implements.

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How do I blend clear/transparent nail tips with a natural

Details: Answer. Clear tips have become a great canvas to express artistic creativity with acrylics and gels. Whether you use full- or half-well tips is entirely your preference.

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How do you announce an increase in your service prices

Details: How can I cut costs and finally make a profit? I’ve been doing nails for almost two years and have built a decent clientele. The only problem is, I did the math and over 50% of my income is going back into nail products.

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No Need for Water: The Pros and Cons of Dry Manicures

Details: Nail techs have been taught to do manicures the old-fashioned way: with some water and a good soak. But many say that the age-old technique has become a little dry. Find out why waterless (or dry) manicures can help you do a faster service, among other benefits.

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Freebies & Giveaways

Details: Step Up Your Art With ProFiles BackStage. Two readers will have the chance to win Art Bundle #1 featuring White Magik Gel Polish, Stick-it! Transfer Foil Gel, a 10-piece Vintage Bloom Foil Set, and a gel brush.

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Maintaining Your Nail Tools and Equipment

Details: Show Your Salon Tools Some Love: Buying salon tools and equipment is a big part of the cost of doing business. Make the most of your investment by learning how to …

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How-To: Caption Polish Art Screens and Lucents Collection

Details: Get your client’s stamp of approval by easily creating a detailed nail design in seconds with Caption Art Screens by Young Nails. Each Art Screen kit includes a stamper, a scraper card, and two design plates with 24 on-trend nail art patterns to choose from.

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Top Five Tips for PolyGel Users

Details: Sandy Borges teaches PolyGel at #nailcamp. As a longtime fan of Sandy Borges — her work, her personality, and her nails — it made my day to meet her at the airport in Seattle on our way to the Northwest Nail Tech Retreat on Vashon Island. Sandy is an educator with Hand & Nail Harmony, so while I had her to myself it seemed like a good time to answer some of your questions about PolyGel.

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What Is Onychorrhexis

Details: Onychorrhexis can also be the result of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions. The good news is that generally these skin conditions can be …

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Secret Ingredient: Glycerin

Details: What it is: Also called glycerol, glycerin is a thick, colorless, non-toxic liquid known for having a slightly sweet taste. Where it comes from: Glycerin is the main byproduct of soap-making and biodiesel production. Companies often extract glycerin during the soap-making process to use it for higher-end products.

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How to Build a Successful Nail Business After Graduating

Details: This week, Nail School News brings you part one of a two-part story from guest editor Royan Williams on how to start a successful nail business. Roy has been a licensed nail technology educator, nail school operator, and continuing education instructor for over 20 years. His experience as a school operator has helped him understand the needs of nail technicians, especially those of new

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31 Service Add-ons That Increase Profitability

Details: Just as restaurants can t profit simply from selling entrees, salons can t profit simply from selling basic services. In order to make more money, you need to sell add-on services that can increase your bottom-line profits in as little as two minutes time.

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How to Use Fiberglass or Silk for Nail Repairs

Details: Using fiberglass or silk for a nail repair has been around longer than I have been doing nails, and even since before I was born! It still remains a useful material and can be merged into our modern-day services easily.

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Natural Nail Transplant Tutorial

Details: Industry News Feet Get Babied with Footnanny. by Staff. Gloria L. Williams, a longtime former personal pedicurist to Oprah Winfrey, has gone beyond the pedicure to offer a “sole to soul” approach to wellness with her Footnanny brand of foot-focused products.

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