June 3, 2014
Can a nail cleanser act as a fungus preventer? NAILS spoke to a formulation chemist from Elixery to find out.
Keywords: acetone/removal products chemist's corner
May 2, 2014
NAILS editor Hannah Lee appeared on The Today Show on Friday, May 2, 2014, as the counterpoint voice to a new study that says UV nail lamp users may have an increased risk of skin cancer. Hannah pointed out that you are exposed to more UVA rays from natural sunlight walking or driving to the salon than you can in a UV lamp. Last year's study by Drs. Dowdy and Sayre is the benchmark we should all refer to.
Keywords: gel-polish gels Hannah Lee media coverage UV light safety
May 1, 2014
Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.
Keywords: chemist's corner glitter Light Elegance product removal Sparkles
March 28, 2014
Wondering whether to buy your acetone at the beauty supply or the hardware store? The fact is, acetone is acetone, but some acetone contains small amounts of other impurities, says Doug Schoon, president of Schoon Scientific and co-chair of the Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety.
Keywords: acetone/removal products Doug Schoon
March 18, 2014
With so many newer gel-based inventions on the market (soft gels, gel-polish, soak-off gels), how does hard gel stand out? Director of research and development at Nubar, Dr. Norair Arkoian, and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all.
Keywords: chemist's corner gels Jim McConnell Light Elegance Nubar
December 28, 2013
Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
Keywords: gels NMC UV light safety UV lights
May 20, 2013
Clients can dare to bare their natural nails with the help of Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ Nail Recovery System.
Keywords: anti-aging Dermelect nail strengtheners natural nail care ridge filler
March 8, 2013
Nothing removes yellow stains from nails like a little lemon, says Self Magazine.
Keywords: client health removal products yellow nail syndrome yellowing
February 19, 2013
UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of keratinocyte carcinoma — a type of non-melanoma skin cancer — in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Keywords: cancer product safety skin cancer UV light safety UV lights
January 19, 2013
The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), a medical specialty society affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association, recently began partnering with Medinail Learning Center (MLC), an online training system, to offer a comprehensive training and certification program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants.
Keywords: medispa services podiatrists
September 30, 2012
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.
Keywords: acrylics cold weather promotions effect of weather on nails gels polish
September 15, 2012
Cleansers are used in the nail industry to remove oils and moisture from the nail plate prior to product application. The cleanser temporarily dehydrates the nail plate so it is better able to adhere to the product about to be applied, thus helping prevent service breakdown.
Keywords: cleanser nail prep
August 31, 2012
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?
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting effect of weather on nails gel troubleshooting gels nail chemistry
July 2, 2012
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