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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: business cards   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  

French manicure

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A nail style that includes a white tip and a pink nail bed; can be achieved with nail polish, airbrushing, nail art paints, specialty tips, or colored acrylics; there are many variations of this look, but generally a “French” manicure incorporates one color on the nail tip and another on the nail bed.

Keywords: enhancements   French manicures   natural nail care  

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  

dehydrate

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

To remove water from the surface of the natural nail in order to promote adhesion of polishes or enhancement products.

Keywords: enhancements   nail anatomy  

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  

acrylic dip powder

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A nail salon service that entails an application of adhesive (usually cyanoacrylate) to the natural nail or to an applied tip, then dipping the still-wet nail into an acrylic powder (polymer). The process is usually repeated two or three times to build up a strong artificial nail, which is then filed or buffed into shape, then shined.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   enhancements  

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