Oligomers are short chains of monomers. They are a key ingredient in UV gels, giving give it its basic properties (shininess, rigidity) after curing.
[photo: Nubar’s Infinity UV Gel]
Depending on conditions, clients’ hands and feet may be puffy, moist, and sweaty or cold, dry, and numb. A tech needs to know how to compensate for these changes so she can apply product to a consistent, stable nail surface each time.
Jessica Hoel of LuvNailz salon in Bellevue, Wash., has an interesting technique for her color gels.
Does our environment change how we do nails? Do techs living in climates where it dips into double digits below zero work differently than techs who live where it’s nearly 100 degrees with 80% humidity?
Are you looking for the right nail products to start your career? We've compiled this handy list of convenient kits to help you get started off on the right foot.
With the sudden rise of brush-on gel-polish bringing many new customers into salons, it seems nail techs are seeing fewer tried-and-true acrylic customers. With new products on the market, traditional acrylic users now have more options to choose from, but there is still a seat at the manicure table for them.
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