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acid-based

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A term referring to primers that contain methacrylic acid.

Keywords: chemicals   primers  

acid

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance with a pH between 0 and 7.

Keywords: chemicals  

acetone

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A volatile, fragrant, flammable liquid used chiefly as a solvent, often found in polish remover; can be used to soak off acrylic nails.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemicals   removal products  

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  

colored gel

October 20, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Color gels can be used over natural nails, sculpted nails, and tips, and can be filed off or soaked off.

 

Keywords: chemicals   colored gels   gels   nail art   soak-off gels  

acrylics

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Acrylics refers to any of a group of clear, synthetic resins used to make plastics, paints, etc. Nail enhancements (or artificial nails) made by combining a liquid acrylic product (monomer) with a powdered acrylic product (polymer); the two products form a soft ball that can be molded into a nail shape that adheres well to the natural nail or a tip; once applied, the acrylic hardens into a strong artificial nail that can be filed and buffed to a high shine.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   liquid-to-powder ratio   Lynn Lammers  

Secret Ingredient: Nail Polish

May 19, 2011  | Article

From tosylamide/formaldehyde resin to stearalkonium bentonite, ingredient names can sound more like a top secret formula for NASA than a recipe for regular old nail polish. Each of these ingredients, however, has a purpose and plays a part in the overall performance of the polish.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   Polish   Secret Ingredient  

Are You Risking Your Health?

May 19, 2011  | Article

Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.

Keywords: allergic reactions   chemical safety   chemicals   healthy working   ventilation  

removal products

May 12, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Removal products are products that remove nail products from nail plates

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemicals   removal products  

resin

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Resin is either a solid or semi-solid organic material that has an indefinite and often very high molecular weight, exhibits a tendency to flow when subjected to stress or force, and will usually soften or melt when heated.

Keywords: adhesives   chemicals   resin  

chemical

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Anything that can be seen or touched, except light and electricity, is a chemical; all substances are either pure chemicals or combinations of pure chemicals; all matter is composed of chemicals, i.e. water, milk, and fingernails are all chemicals.

Keywords: chemicals  

methyl methacrylate (MMA)

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an acrylic monomer found by the FDA in 1978 to be unsafe for use in nail products because of the health risk posed to manicurists by its use and because of its potential danger to clients beacause of its extreme adhesion.

Keywords: chemicals   MMA  

nanotechnology

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Nanotechnology is defined as the study and control of matter that is sized from one to 100 nanometers. A nanometer then, is equal to one billionth of a standard meter, which equates to being about 100,000th the width of a human hair.

Keywords: chemicals   nail chemistry   nanotechnology  

Pregnancy and the Nail Tech

June 1, 2010  | Article

As a nail tech, you spend a large part of the day surrounded by chemicals. Now that you’re pregnant, is there anything that needs to change?

Keywords: chemicals   Mother's Day   working while pregnant  

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009  | Article

We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?

Keywords: chemicals   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   ingredients   toluene  

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