top coat


A colorless coating that is applied over colored polish to prevent chipping and add shine to the finished nail.

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Required Reading

Secret Ingredient: Base & Top Coat

September 16, 2011

The proverbial bread in the polish sandwich, base and top coats help polish adhere to nails and prevents nails from chipping and breaking.

Sealed with a Gel: UV Gel Top Coats

April 1, 2010

If you’re looking to add a nice finishing touch to any nail look, a UV gel top coat can be a great way to cap off the enhancement with a protective and high-gloss coating.

8 Ways to Keep Polish from Smudging

July 1, 2008

Techs share their tried-and-true methods for avoiding “Oops, I dinged my polish.”

Top Coats: The Crowning Glory

May 1, 1995

Nail technician want to dry polish fast, showcase it with a glossy shine, and preserve it with a durable finish. Can a top coat do all this?

Today’s Wonder Top Coats to the Rescue

September 1, 1992

Can today’s chemically enriched, specially formulated top coats do more than provide a hard, glossy finish?

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