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What Is Eczema?

August 1, 2008  | Article

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, itchy, swollen rashes on the skin.

Keywords: client health   eczema   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

UV Light Cured Gel: How It Works

August 1, 2008  | Article

We’re all thankful for our UV light-cured gels. But do you know the science behind the curing process?

Keywords: gels   UV lights  

The Truth About Hormones and Nails

July 1, 2008  | Article

There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   brittle nails   Doug Schoon   effects of medications on nails   hormones  

What Is Onycholysis?

July 1, 2008  | Article

Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail separation   onycholysis  

Rate of Nail Growth Varies

June 1, 2008  | Article

Although nails are constantly growing, different factors affect how fast.

Keywords: nail biting   nail growth  

Polish College: The Basics

June 1, 2008  | Article

An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.

Keywords: dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   ingredients   mica   pigments   polish  

Survey: Vietnamese Nail Salon Workers Report Health Concerns from Workplace Chemicals

May 20, 2008  | News

According to a new survey from the Northern California Cancer Center and Asian Health Services of Oakland that specifically focused on Vietnamese nail salon workers, Vietnamese nail techs suffer from acute health effects associated with the chemicals they use in that work.

Keywords: Vietnamese salon industry   working safely  

Non-Profit Groups Looking Into Toxicity of Salon Chemicals

September 17, 2007  | News

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Seattle non-profit groups $100,000 to help nail salons become more conscious of the toxicity of some of the chemicals used during business.

Keywords: chemicals   eco-conscious salons   EPA  

California Governor Signs Nation’s First Law on Chemicals in Cosmetics

October 19, 2005  | News

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   product safety  

California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

September 22, 2005  | News

The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   state licensing  

Nail Strengtheners: What’s in the Bottle?

February 1, 2004  | Article

One of the best-selling retail items in most salons, nail strengtheners remain a bit of a mystery to clients and nail techs alike. Here we tell you how the different types of strengtheners work and when you should use them.

Keywords: brittle nails   nail dehydration   nail strengtheners  

The Life of a Bottle of Polish, from Manufacturer to Your Salon

February 1, 2000  | Article

Over the years NAILS has examined the chemistry of polish and its ingredients, how colors are chosen, and even how polish is bottled. Here we cover it all—the life of a bottle of polish beginning to end.

Keywords: how products are made   ingredients   Nailco   OPI Products   Orly  

CIR Approves EMA Use in Monomers

October 1, 1999  | Article

Not to be confused with MMA, EMA has been deemed safe for professional use and consumer contact.

Patent Advice - How to Get a Patent for Your Invention

December 1, 1998  | Article

The patent process may be cumbersome, but it protects an invention and paves the way for compensation for your hard work.

Keywords: nail tech inventions   patents  

States Begin to Tackle MMA

September 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: MMA  

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