Shop Talk

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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Reusable sanitize able nail files and how they work

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Reusable sanitize able nail files and how they work

Reusable nail files are the future for the nail industry. The reason that this files will overtake a traditional file is simple but has a lot of reasons. Lets first discuss how these work and why they are better than traditional files. These files are simple to use, first you start with the metal base. These bases are good for years and are relatively low cost. The genius of this design is the nail tech does not lose any quality on the product while working with these. Traditional files can be expensive and must be replaced for every client. With...

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How to use pigment powders for manicure nail art

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How to use pigment powders for manicure nail art

Chrome and pigment powders are a wonderful way to create unique designs and nail art for manicures and pedicures. Other nail products will not allow or create the desired look that a powder will. The use of powders in a manicure is a simple process but if done incorrectly will deteriorate quickly.    Note that using a base gel polish before applying powders will create a different look. In the pictured manicure on the left base gel polish was black and on the right it was red. You can see the difference in the finished product. Both hands have the same...

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Russian dry manicure with three nail drill bits

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Russian dry manicure with three nail drill bits

A quick demonstration of how to perform a dry manicure using our three most popular nail drill bits. All electric file bits have a use and each nail technician has their own preferences of what they prefer. In this time lapse you will see our most popular bits. Starting with our Double cut carbide bit. This bit makes gel polish removal quick and easy. The next bit in is our diamond flame drop which is used to begin the cleaning of the cuticle and also push the cuticle up from the nail, allowing for a longer lasting manicure. The final bit...

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