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P2 Is Solvent-Free

May 18, 2012  | Article

Light Elegance has just reformulated its P2 UV Polish to remove the solvents that were once in it.

Keywords: gels   Light Elegance   solvents  

secret ingredient} primers & bonders

March 14, 2012  | Article

With most gel and acrylic systems, a bonder or primer is applied to the natural nail first to increase adhesion for the enhancement.

Keywords: primers   resin   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient} Acetone

February 14, 2012  | Article

The clear and dear friend that makes polish removal a snap, and acrylic and gel removal possible, is a bedrock for the nail industry.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   nail chemistry   Secret Ingredient  

Websites Worth Watching: Schoon Scientific

February 14, 2012  | News

Doug Schoon is a well-known chemist in the nail industry who has been instrumental in keeping nail techs, salon owners, and clients informed on important scientific findings regarding the nail industry.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   websites to watch  

Tune-up Your Manicure Techniques

November 28, 2011  | News

SELF Magazine, in the November 2011 issue, put together a list of ways to pump up manicures and maximize results for your clients. According to Maridel Reyes, it's always good to tune-up your technique.

Keywords: client health   customer service   nail diseases   nail strengtheners   tips  

Schoon Scientific Doug Schoon’s Brain DVD

November 18, 2011  | Product

Watch and listen while industry scientist Doug Schoon walks you through 10 episodes of the educational series “Doug Schoon’s Brain.”  

Keywords: Doug Schoon   nail diseases  

Prescription Genadur Treats Brittle Nails

November 18, 2011  | News

Genadur is the first FDA-approved treatment to help strengthen fragile, brittle nails. According to manufacturer Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Genadur helps improve the condition with a once-daily brush-on application that may start showing results in as little as 14 days.

 

Keywords: brittle nails  

Secret Ingredient: Base & Top Coat

September 16, 2011  | Article

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

Keywords: base coats   Secret Ingredient   top coats  

Secret Ingredient: Resin/Glue

August 18, 2011  | Article

Resin in the nail industry refers to a cyanoacrylate glue used for adhering tips to natural nails, for gluing silk and fiberglass wraps, and for acrylic dipping systems. So what exactly is in it? Where did it come from? And how are techs using it today?

Keywords: glue   resin   Secret Ingredient  

A Vibrating Nail?

August 16, 2011  | Video

Yep, you heard right. Though not a licensed nail tech, Cy Tymony, author of the new book Super Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, has created an innovative way to use simple, small, and inexpensive electronics to make a fun and interactive nail art design that really shakes things up.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   advanced nail art  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Powder

August 5, 2011  | Article

Pink, white, or colored, acrylic powder is often seen as the more important partner in a liquid-and-powder relationship. What makes it so special? Is it a secret ingredient? You may be surprised to learn what’s actually in there.

Keywords: acrylic powder   acrylics   EMA   glitter   methyl methacrylate  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Powder

July 21, 2011  | Article

Pink, white, or colored, acrylic powder is often seen as the more important partner in a liquid-and-powder relationship. What makes it so special? Is it a secret ingredient? You may be surprised to learn what’s actually in there.

Keywords: acrylic powder   acrylics   polymer   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Liquid

June 27, 2011  | Article

 Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   how products are made   Secret Ingredient  

Oil Up

June 20, 2011  | News

How to fight hangnails.

Keywords: cuticle oil   dry skin   Essie   hangnails  

Secret Ingredient: Nail Polish

May 19, 2011  | Article

From tosylamide/formaldehyde resin to stearalkonium bentonite, ingredient names can sound more like a top secret formula for NASA than a recipe for regular old nail polish. Each of these ingredients, however, has a purpose and plays a part in the overall performance of the polish.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish   Secret Ingredient  

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