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Something to Talk About: Product Lifting

September 25, 2017  | Article

Back when everyone was wearing acrylic nails, it was pretty easy to determine the cause of lifting. Today, with so many different products on the market, the cause is harder to pinpoint. But one thing hasn’t changed: More than likely it has something to do with the tech’s technique.

Keywords: lifting  

Gel Smarts: The Science Beneath the Surface

July 31, 2017  | Article

Not surprisingly, it takes a scientist to describe the science behind today’s gel technology. We asked some experts in the field to explain what makes gels gel — and the best ways to remove them.  

Keywords: gel removal   gel-polish   gels   hard gel   removing gels  

Top 10 Emerging Spa Trends

June 26, 2017  | Article

From on-demand service to using natural ingredients, these spa trends will help keep your business ahead of the industry curve.

Keywords: customer service   environmental issues   natural ingredients   spas  

CND Bootcamp 2017

March 30, 2017  | Photo Gallery

On January 12-18, 2017, CND kicked off its famous biannual CND Boot Camp 2017 in San Diego, Calif. with CND Education Ambassadors, selected candidates to join a long-lifetime experience-training week to become CND Education Ambassadors and special guests around the globe.

Keywords: bootcamp   Chloe Anh Tran   CND   CND Ambassador   CND education  

Does Acrylic or Gel Ruin Your Nails? Suzie Asks Doug Schoon

February 23, 2017  | Video

Many viewers have asked whether Acrylic or Gel Enhancements Ruin your natural nails. Suzie brings in scientist Doug Schoon to answer this question.

Keywords: acrylics   client health   Doug Schoon   gels   product removal  

The Making of OPI Infinite Shine ProStay Formula

January 6, 2017  | Video

Go into OPI Labs to see how the research & development team of scientists and chemists created OPI's Infinite Shine ProStay formula.
 

Keywords: manufacturer profiles   OPI Products  

Are Virtual Reality Manicures the Future of the Nail Industry?

December 9, 2016  | Article

“The Augmented Reality nail dream would act like a Snapchat face filter for nails – you hold up your hands in real time, in any light and on any background, and see a brand’s polish on your nails,” says WAH Nails owner Sharmadean Reid.

Keywords: England   manicures   salon profiles   technology  

How Moisturizers Work

August 16, 2016  | Article

We rely on lotions and creams to keep our skin soft, smooth, and supple — but what’s the science behind them?

Keywords: anti-aging   hand care   jojoba   lotions   moisturizer  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Nails and Chemotherapy

July 11, 2016  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the effects of chemotherapy on the nail and the precautions you should take if a client has cancer.

Keywords: cancer   chemotherapy   onycholysis   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Letting Nails Breathe

July 11, 2016  | Article

A notion persists in our industry that nails need to breathe. Learn why this seemingly logical idea is actually a fallacy.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   Something to Talk About  

All Polish Is Safe [From Microbes]

August 26, 2015  | Article

The polish you are painstakingly applying to your clients' nails is safe, no matter how many others used the same bottle previously.

Keywords: nail polish   NMC   product contamination   salon safety   salon sanitation  

Beauty Changes Lives Legacy Awards Pays Tribute to Pivot Point Founder Leo Passage

April 6, 2015  | Photo Gallery

On Saturday, March 21, the beauty industry united to posthumously honor Pivot Point International’s founder Leo Passage. The hairstylist and cosmetology school founder was an advocate for continuing education and he was selected by Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) to receive this year’s Legacy Award for revolutionizing the business of beauty education.

Keywords: America's Beauty Show   Beauty Changes Lives   CND   Jan Arnold   Lavette Cephus  

The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail

January 21, 2015  | Article

Nail Lingo: Learn to speak fluent nail by knowing your anatomy. This illustration will help you know all the proper names and locations of the parts that make up a single nail tip.

Keywords: cuticles   eponychium   lunula   nail anatomy  

Chemist’s Corner: Matte Top Coat

December 29, 2014  | Article

NAILS talked to industry scientist Doug Schoon and Nubar’s CEO, Noubar Abrahamian, to find out what makes matte top coats create a shine-free finish.

Keywords: chemist's corner   Doug Schoon   matte top coat  

Chemist’s Corner: Base Coats

December 13, 2014  | Article

We reached out to an expert to get the breakdown on the product that can improve the strength and condition of nails.

Keywords: base coats   chemist's corner  

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