Nails Magazine

MAR 2013

Magazine for the professional nail industry.

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Erica's Lady Diamond Files Are a Girl's Best Friend Lady Diamond Files by Erica's ATA offer a beautiful cutting edge with flexible high-tech backing. Looking for the perfect gift or a file that can be disinfected and sterilized? With no sharp edges, this product comes in three different grit sizes: coarse — for acrylics and callus skin, medium — for acrylics and gels, and fine — for natural nails. For more information, go to Q: Q&A Can GelColor by OPI be used over regular OPI Axxium Gel Enhancements? A: Yes. However, keep in mind that OPI's Axxium Gel Enhancements are classic hard gels and do not soak off. Only GelColor by OPI can be soaked off. To apply GelColor by OPI over an Axxium Gel Enhancement, first finish file the gel with the 180 side of the FLEX Silver 100/180 Buffer, and dust and cleanse with N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution. Then apply GelColor Base, desired color, top coat, and cleanse. When soaking off the GelColor, keep in mind that Expert Touch Lacquer Remover will soften or remove tips. So if you used tips as a part of your Axxium Gel Enhancement service, in this case, GelColor would need to be filed off as part of the fill service. — OPI educator Laura Kearney is a nail technician at Julia's Salon and Spa in Lancaster, Ohio. Have a technique question? (about product application, troubleshooting, etc.) E-mail it to and check back here for an expert answer. Innovative. Comprehensive. HandsDown® from Graham Beauty is proud to bring you a complete line of products that takes nail care from start to finish. 2273 Larsen Road • PO Box 19031 Green Bay, WI 54307-9031 phone: 800.438.8594 email: on the web: MARCH 2013 | NAILS MAGAZINE | 59

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