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Return of the Nail Wrap

February 19, 2014  | Article

As shorter nails trend, many nail techs are using nail wraps as a way to give their clients stability while still maintaining that natural look. And as nail wraps make their way back into the limelight, other creative product uses are emerging as well. 

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   enhancements   fiberglass wraps   floral nail art   learning new techniques  

Troubleshooter: Nail Biter Tip Application

December 4, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, LaShaun Brown-Glenn, a U.S. business development manager and trainer for Alessandro, shows how to apply a nail tip enhancement on nail biter clients.

Keywords: Alessandro   enhancements   La Shaun Brown-Glenn   nail biting   step-by-step  

primer

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to improve adhesion between the artificial nail and natural nail.

Keywords: chemicals   DeEnterprises   enhancements   primers  

silk wrap

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A silk wrap is an overlay system where nail-size pieces of silk are bonded to the front of the nail plate with a nail adhesive; used to strengthen and repair natural nails or nail tips.

Keywords: enhancements   silk wraps   wraps  

self-leveling

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The property, usually used to describe gel products or some acrylic products, that allows it to even out on its own, without being pulled or patted or sculpted into form; products that are self-leveling usually require less filing than those that are not.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

sculptured nails

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Artificial nails created by fashioning or “sculpting” acrylic over the underlying natural nail or on a nail form without an artificial tip.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

sculpt

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Sculpting nails is the technique used to create a nail extension without the use of a tip; sculpting requires a form to be attached underneath the natural nail’s free edge, then product is applied in nail shape to extend the length; called sculpting because it starts with a ball of product that is molded or “sculpted” into the shape of a natural nail.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

Russian Sable

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The fine fur of an animal found in northern Russia, which is used in nail care brushes.

Keywords: brushes   enhancements  

powder

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Materials that have been finely ground or pulverized into very small, individual particles; the term typically refers to the polymer powders used to create acrylic (liquid/powder) systems; these substances are usually blends of finely ground methacrylate polymers. Acrylic powder was already in use in dentistry before it was ever applied to nails.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   nail chemistry  

overlay

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Any coating created by fashioning acrylic, fiber wraps, or gels over the underlying nail or artificial nail tip.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels   tips   wraps  

nail wrap

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Paper, silk, linen, fiberglass, or other fabrics or mesh that are applied in combination with cyanoacrylate as a natural nail coating, nail extension, or over a tip.

Keywords: enhancements   wraps  

nail tips

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Tips is a broad term describing pre-molded plastic artificial fingernails that are adhered to the natural nail to create an extension; (2) the money given to a service worker on top of the service price.

Keywords: enhancements   Nail Tips   tips  

nail prep

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The portion of a nail service, usually an acrylic service, that focuses on reducing the moisture and oils on the natural nail so that a tip or sculpt will adhere best; often, problems with acrylic nails are the result of incomplete nail prep.

Keywords: enhancements   nail prep  

monomer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An individual, reactive chemical unit that may be linked to one another to form a polymer; the liquid component in acrylic systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   nail chemistry  

methacrylates

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A family of monomers used in several types of nail enhancement systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   gels  
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