adhesive


A chemical substance capable of holding together two surfaces; the most common adhesive in the nail industry is cyanoacrylate (also called “glue”).

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Secret Ingredient: Resin/Glue

August 18, 2011

Resin in the nail industry refers to a cyanoacrylate glue used for adhering tips to natural nails, for gluing silk and fiberglass wraps, and for acrylic dipping systems. So what exactly is in it? Where did it come from? And how are techs using it today?

A Tip by Any Other Name

February 1, 2010

Though many technicians prefer to sculpt, a pre-made nail tip that can be adhered to the natural nail can give newbie nail techs a nice runway to learn the delicate craft of gel and acrylic sculpting, while providing great-looking results.

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