Curing or hardening monomers (gels) with visible or UV light.
August 1, 2008
We’re all thankful for our UV light-cured gels. But do you know the science behind the curing process?
Masterworks founder Amy Becker is happy to be back in the competition arena after a few years off.
Nail tech Vickie Meador came to the rescue of a guitar-player who wanted gel reinforcements on his strumming hand.
We take the temperature of the gel nail community about the pervasiveness of painful curing experiences, and also offer science-backed advice for how to ensure your clients don’t experience a gel nail heat spike.
If protecting your clients’ health is your top priority, then changing your UV bulbs regularly should rate equally high on your to-do list.
Before there was gel-polish, there was gel. Making its debut in the mid-1980s, this product was designed as an enhancement for clients who desired a glossy, durable finish. While many clients might think there is a big difference between gel and acrylic, gels actually rely on ingredients from the acrylic family. Perhaps the tougher distinction to make is between hard (traditional) and soft (soak-off) gels.
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