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Why we love nail decals and waterslide decals

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Why we love nail decals and waterslide decals

  Nail decals, waterslide nail decals, nail sliders or whatever you know them by are an easy and affordable way to make your manicures pop. Creating nail art has never been easier when using the best nail decal designs. Sometimes when people think about nail decals, they have a thought of childish nail art however when you use quality designs, they are anything but. That is why we have IBDI and Slider.RF decals in our collection. Decals make it easy to create elegant beautiful nail art, a fun and playful manicure or occasion specific nail art such as Halloween, Christmas,...

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Nail drill bit shapes and uses explained

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Nail drill bit shapes and uses explained

 When performing a Russian e-file manicure the nail drill bits you decide to use are essential. With so many nail drill bits on the market it is hard to decide which are not only best but best for you. Every nail tech who is performing a dry machine manicure has their preference on shape and grit. When you choose a quality nail drill bit not only nail techs, but their clients will feel the difference. We are going to look at carbide nail drill bits vs diamond nail drill bits and talk about what are the differences and uses for...

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Why we chose STALEKS PRO cuticle nippers, scissors, pushers and bits

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Why we chose STALEKS PRO cuticle nippers, scissors, pushers and bits

  STALEKS PRO boasts the highest quality and most durable cuticle tools. Everything from design to manufacturing is done in house. The Smart and Expert lines are hand sharped at the start. Creating long lasting cuticle tools that are designed to be sharpened repeatedly, lasting years. STALEKS PRO makes the best cuticle tools that a professional nail tech or at home aficionado can find.   STALEKS manufacturers the best cuticle nippers, pushers, e-file nail drill bits, scissors, reusable nail files and podo discs that are available on the market. They have only recently launched podo discs into the U.S. If...

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Dust collectors and why the are important

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Dust collectors and why the are important

I think most nail technicians have experienced buying a dust collector that has tons of hype only to get it to your work station and be disappointed, again and again. We all understand that the particles we breath are bad for our health not to mention the annoying side of cleaning all of the fine particles. The only dust collectors that have seemed to do a decent job in the past have always been table top installs that cannot be moved or adjusted for clients.   This is why we have brought the Emil X2S table top dust collector to...

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How to use / apply water nail decals and sliders

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How to use / apply water nail decals and sliders

Follow the instructions in the video to apply a decal or slider to any of your manicures or pedicures.        Prepare nails for application, perform manicure, apply base of gel polish Apply background gel polish, white or a light color is best. Dry in UV/LED lamp color apply the top with sticky layer. Don’t remove it! Select slider, trim and prepare it for the size of the nail. Put in water or on damp towel or cotton for approximately 15 to 25 seconds.  If using hot water the slider is more elastic and obedient. Smooth the decal / slider...

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