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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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July 2, 2012
Take this quick quiz to see where you stand on sanitation. Pencil ready? Get set. Go.
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee got to tour the City of Hope headquarters as well as CND's research and development lab and found that a lot can be learned by stepping out of the office or salon and taking time to develop professionally.
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June 21, 2012
Some foot soak companies have had problems because of the misleading name of this illegal drug.
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May 18, 2012
Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades, says the PBA’s Nail Manufacturer’s Council.
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May 18, 2012
Light Elegance has just reformulated its P2 UV Polish to remove the solvents that were once in it.
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March 14, 2012
With most gel and acrylic systems, a bonder or primer is applied to the natural nail first to increase adhesion for the enhancement.
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February 14, 2012
The clear and dear friend that makes polish removal a snap, and acrylic and gel removal possible, is a bedrock for the nail industry.
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February 14, 2012
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.
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November 28, 2011
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.
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November 18, 2011
Watch and listen while industry scientist Doug Schoon walks you through 10 episodes of the educational series “Doug Schoon’s Brain.”
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