June 1, 2008
Although nails are constantly growing, different factors affect how fast.
Keywords: nail biting nail growth
June 1, 2008
An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.
Keywords: DBP ingredients mica nitrocellulose pigments
May 20, 2008
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
September 17, 2007
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
October 19, 2005
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
September 22, 2005
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 boards
February 1, 2004
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
February 1, 2000
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
October 1, 1999
Not to be confused with MMA, EMA has been deemed safe for professional use and consumer contact.
December 1, 1998
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
September 1, 1998
September 1, 1998
Though doctors cite a lack of scientific evidence that hormones influence product lifting, some nail technicians say their clients’ experiences provide all the proof they need.
Keywords: client health Doug Schoon effects of medications on nails eponychium hormones
August 1, 1998
OPI makes it easier to find out whether your acrylics contain MMA with a salon kit.
Keywords: MMA OPI Products
May 1, 1998
We may spend a lot of time working on our anti-MMA crusade, we also need to stay focused on being the best we can be, and providing the best possible service to our clients.
November 1, 1997
Artificial nail products are composed of various chemicals. The main ingredient for most artificial nail products is ethyl methacrylate (KMA). In 1974 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned a similar chemical, methyl methacrylate (MMA), for use in nail products because of its harmful effects during application. Despite the FDA ban, MMA is still found in trace amounts in some products.
Keywords: chemical safety local area exhaust NIOSH ventilation work-related injuries