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fast set acrylics

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A type of acrylic that is chemically configured to cure/harden (“set”) faster than traditional systems; fast set systems are favored by some competitors or experienced nail technicians or others who don’t need time to “work” with the product.

Keywords: acrylics   competition products  

esters

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A general term used to refer to the liquid monomers used in acrylic liquid formulation; the product formed when an organic acid reacts with an alcohol; all nail coating polymers, except for polishes, contain esters.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   nail chemistry  

enhancement

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A term for artificial nails preferred (over “artificial nails”) by many nail professionals; can refer to acrylics, gels, wraps, or tips.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels   wraps  

design acrylics

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Another term for colored acrylics; refers to the powder component (polymers) of the acrylic system. [See also colored acrylics]

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   nail art  

dappen dish

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A dappen disk is glass or plastic container used to hold small amounts of product during an individual service.

Keywords: acrylics   implements   manicure accessories  

custom blending

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The practice of combining either different nail polishes, paints, or acrylic powders to create a unique color or look for a client.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored gels   gels  

curing agent

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to dry or harden adhesives, wraps, no-light gels, acrylics, and UV light gels; all types of systems require a curing agent.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   curing   gels   wraps  

colored acrylics

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Acrylic powders (polymers) that have been tinted with color; used with regular monomers to create custom color enhancements or “permanent” nail art.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   colored acrylics   nail art  

accelerator

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance added or applied to an adhesive/coating to promote, speed, or control the curing (hardening) process; different from catalysts in that accelerators take part in the chemical reaction.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   curing   gels  

Getting Caught Up With Nikki

November 5, 2012  | 

I have missed another week of posting to the blog. I am so sorry. I have been so swamped — but in a good way! School, kids, life, baseball, cheer… I could go on and on.

Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  

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  

Beautiful Nails Fall Artfinity Victorian Design

October 30, 2012  | Demo

Build 3-D nail art designs using Beautiful Nails by Kupa’s Artfinity 3-D Acrylic Fall Color Collection and Artfinity 3-D Sculpting Brush. Finish off with UV Phoria Top Gel and cure for two minutes for a great design.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylic nail art   acrylics   Beautiful Nails   Kupa  

Day 293: Sun, Moon, and Stars Nail Art

October 17, 2012  | 

Lorri Silvestre, Nail Designs By Lorri, Grover Beach, Calif.

Keywords: acrylics   French nail art   nail art murals   seasonal nail art  

Weeks 6 & 7: Getting in Plenty of Practice

October 16, 2012  | 

I’ve been so busy— in addition to school, kids, life and everything else, I just started working on the Board of Directors for our children’s Little League. I love it. (Like I had spare time, right?)

Keywords: acrylics   student issues  

La Cara Sculptured Gel Nail Application Tutorial

October 16, 2012  | Video

Designer Nail Products presents a step-by-step tutorial video on sculptured gel nail application.

Keywords: acrylics   designer nail products   gels  

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