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.
September 1, 1997
The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.
December 1, 1996
Designed with the growth in the market for permanent French manicures in mind, these colored monomers don’t clean like laundry soap, they just make the nails look cleaner.
June 1, 1995
Light-cured gels often have been described as a pre-mixed, liquid form of acrylic. Not true, say chemists, who explain here what gels are made of and how they work.
February 1, 1995
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Legislation that affects nail technicians tends to be in the realm of licensing, reciprocity, sanitation guidelines, and public safety. There have bee...
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