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Definition of Back-Fill

  1. In the earlier days of the nail industry, a back-fill was considered a more thorough fill process than normal fills. Whereby arches were moved back, and the entire nail was balanced. In today’s more technical and advanced standards, every fill appt. is considered to be a complete back-fill service. Also, some salons use the term back-fill to differentiate a fill on pink and whites (back-filling the white free-edge), and the term fill to mean a regular fill on non-P&W’s. Also now commonly known as Fill, fill-in, touch-up, maintenance, etc.

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 4, 2016

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