May 14, 2013
An adhesive or coating that hardens quickly in the presence of moisture (the curing agent) and may be hardened faster by using a catalyst or accelerator.
Ethyl methacrylate (EMA) is a type of acrylic monomer (liquid) that is used in most acrylic systems.
May 14, 2013
A substance used to improve adhesion between the artificial nail and natural nail.
The practice of putting one’s salon or one’s own name on a generic product; private label companies will create cosmetic products and allow salons to use their own label on the bottles and market the products as their own creation.
A bonder chemically prepares the surface of the nail for better adhesion of a gel product.
A polymer made from two or more different types or monomers; ABS plastic is a co-polymer, for example.
Originated by Aqua Nails/DeEnterprises, the acrylic system was applied similar to a traditional set, but cured when set in water. The product was marketed under the brand name Aqua Nails.
An undesirable but preventable formation of tiny crystals in the uncured nail coating, often resulting from unusually cold temperatures or drafts while a nail technician is working with wet acrylic product.
November 1, 1987
Acrylic system cures in water.
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