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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 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 designs. Sometimes when people think about decals, they have a thought of childish designs however when you use quality, they are anything but. That is why we have IBDI and Slider.RF decals in our collection. Our sliders make it easy to create elegant beautiful nail art. They are perfect for your everyday manicures or occasion specific designs for Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s or any other occasion you can think of....

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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. When looking for quality bits, the location of manufacturing is often a good indicator. Russian, Polish and Ukrainian bits have been the best in our experience. Every nail tech who is performing a dry machine manicure has their preference on bit shape and grit. When you choose quality not only you but your clients feel the difference. We are going to look at carbide vs diamond bits and talk about what are the differences and uses for each one. When starting a dry machine manicure a...

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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 which creates sharp cutting edges for ease of use. Their manufacturing process creates long lasting tools that can be sharpened repeatedly, lasting years. STALEKS PRO makes the best manicure tools that a professional nail tech or at home aficionado can find.   STALEKS manufacturers 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 the discs...

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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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