June 1, 2006
When acrylic nail systems first became available on drugstore shelves, and statistics came out stating the number of children accidentally burned by primer — more than 500 over four years — the manufacturers noticed.
July 1, 2002
Did the media finally get it right? The nail community debates the merits of the long-awaited story on MM A usage that aired on the ABC news magazine show “20/20.”
August 1, 2001
There’s something in the air in your salon. In fact, there’s a lot of somethings — acrylic monomers, treatments, polishes, and nail filings, for starters. Clear the air by investing in a ventilation solution that catches the smells at the source.
April 1, 2001
Heating up acetone in a microwave causes a fire that damages the salon and injures a nail technician.
July 1, 2000
NAILS has learned from correspondence from the U.S.-based Nail manufacturers Council and an interview with industry chemist Dough Schoon that an ingredient commonly found in acrylic systems called benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is under scrutiny in several European countries because of a regulatory classification issue.
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.
March 1, 1998
If ingredients sound good enough (and safe enough) to eat, then most people assume they’re good enough to be used on the body…including nails.
November 1, 1997
Animals have no business in the salon, and for some beauty manufactures, they have no business in research laboratories, either.
September 1, 1997
The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.
Turning Back the Hands of Time21 photos
Disinfectant Products: Crack Down on Grime15 photos
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Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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