August 4, 2014
Before there was gel-polish, there was gel. Making its debut in the mid-1980s, this product was designed as an enhancement for clients who desired a glossy, durable finish. While many clients might think there is a big difference between gel and acrylic, gels actually rely on ingredients from the acrylic family. Perhaps the tougher distinction to make is between hard (traditional) and soft (soak-off) gels.
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May 1, 2014
Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.
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March 18, 2014
With so many newer gel-based inventions on the market (soft gels, gel-polish, soak-off gels), how does hard gel stand out? Director of research and development at Nubar, Dr. Norair Arkoian, and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all.
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August 23, 2012
Veteran tech John Hauk drops in on student blogger Starr Rooks after hearing that meeting him was one of her professional goals.
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May 18, 2012
Light Elegance has just reformulated its P2 UV Polish to remove the solvents that were once in it.
Keywords: gels Light Elegance
March 14, 2011
What’s really going on when your client puts her hand in the nail lamp? We explain what gel is made of and why it works so well.
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November 1, 2010
The findings by three nail industry scientists contradict the conclusions of a medical report that warns of an increased risk of cancer on the hands after exposure to a UV nail light.
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