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Something to Talk About: Letting Nails Breathe

July 11, 2016  | Article

A notion persists in our industry that nails need to breathe. Learn why this seemingly logical idea is actually a fallacy.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   Something to Talk About  

Chemist's Corner: Acrylics

October 28, 2014  | Article

Let's go back to the basics on acrylics. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   chemist's corner   liquid-to-powder ratio   monomer  

Aerovex Systems' Sunflower II Nail Dust Collector

February 11, 2014  | Video

The Sunflower II System by Aerovex Systems is an air filtration device for dust removal. The powerful cyclone system draws in UV-gel and acrylic nail dust as well as other air pollutants. It now features new, brighter LED lighting, and for a limited time still available with standard 20 Watt Halogen lighting.

Keywords: acrylics   Aerovex Systems   air filtration   gels   ventilation  

Keep the Lid on Acrylic Odors

November 2, 2012  | Article

When dealing with acrylic odor, of course fume extraction is very important, but so are good work habits, says Jesse Bruner, owner of Jesse David Nail Design in Wilmington, Del.

Keywords: acrylics   salon odors  

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: 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 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  

A Bridge Over Bitten Nails

April 1, 2010  | Demo

When nails are weary, weak, and inching toward the eponychium, a modified nail tip can be a great way to protect nails and encourage them to grow.

Keywords: acrylics   applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   CND   eponychium   filing techniques  

Nail Cravings: Fixing Bitten Mittens

December 1, 2009  | Demo

Adding nail enhancements to bitten nails can be a rather complicated and tricky procedure.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   extending the nail bed   nail biting  

The Chemistry of Acrylics

July 1, 2009  | Article

Creating the perfect set of acrylics could be considered an art, but the foundation behind it is found in the science. NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   acrylics   CND   Doug Schoon   liquid-to-powder ratio  

Removing Acrylic Nails: A D-I-Y Checklist

April 1, 2009  | Article

For those rare occasions when one of your clients has to remove her acrylics on her own, outside of the salon, make sure she is prepared and does it correctly so she does not damage her nails. Here’s a tear-out do-it-yourself sheet for your clients and some tips from fellow nail techs on how to handle this subject with your clients.

Keywords: acrylics   customer service   educational materials   product removal  

No Toenail? No Problem. Rebuilding Toenails

May 1, 2008  | Demo

You may be surprised to learn that scotch tape is a key ingredient when repairing badly damaged toenails. Athena Elliott, the owner of SPAthena in Houston and a certified Medical Nail Technician, describes her method of rebuilding toenails when clients have very little nail.

Keywords: acrylics   damaged toenails   enhancements   forms   nail prep  

Help Desk: What Can I Do About Elderly Client's Peeling Nails?

September 1, 2004  | Article

This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   backfills   effect of UV light   elderly clients  

The Help Desk

July 1, 2002  | Article

"I have been a nail tech for a little over two years and I still have trouble blending the tips so that they don’t show through the acrylic at all. Do you have any advice?"

Keywords: acrylics   callus   reader questions   techniques   The Help Desk  

The Nail Doctor

October 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: acrylic allergy   acrylics   lifting   splitting nails   The Nail Doctor  

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