NailPro magazine, September 2012 published these tips by Pam Minch
10 – Make sure to polish the free edge of the nail.
9 – Always use a base coat to prevent the nails from staining, unless performing a French manicure
8 – Use a Ridge-Filling base coat on natural nails for a smoother look.
7 – Use drying products – they really do work!
6 – Finish a French nail with a matte top coat on the nail bed and a shiny top coat on the free edge for a different result.
5 – Allow polish to dry for one to two minutes before applying the next coat.
4 – Paint a wheel of nail tips with popular colors so clients can see what the colors look like before making their selection.
3 – Gently pull back the skin on the side of the client’s nails when polishing to avoid getting lacquer on the skin.
2 – Turn regular polish into nail art using a dotting tool.
1 – Retail Top Coat to your natural-nail clients and advise that they apply it every other day to extend the life of their manicure.