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UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

February 19, 2013  | Article

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  

Learn to Be a Podiatric Assistant

January 19, 2013  | Article

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  

Extreme Nailing

September 30, 2012  | Article

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   Canada   Canadian nail industry   Canadian nail techs   cold weather promotions  

Secret Ingredient: Cleansers

September 15, 2012  | Article

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  

Extreme Nailing

August 31, 2012  | Article

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   Canada   Canadian nail industry   Canadian nail techs   effect of weather on nails  

Test Your Sanitation Knowledge

July 2, 2012  | Article

Take this quick quiz to see where you stand on sanitation. Pencil ready? Get set. Go.

On My Mind: A Tale of Two Labs

June 28, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: charity   CND   gels   Hannah Lee   how products are made  

Bath Salts Drug No Relation to Legitimate Spa Salts; Beauty Manufacturers Address Customer Concerns

June 21, 2012  | Article

Some foot soak companies have had problems because of the misleading name of this illegal drug.

Keywords: bath salts   foot soaks   Nevada  

Get the Facts on Gels

May 18, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: gels   NMC   PBA   UV light safety   UV lights  

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  

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