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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  

polymer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Polymer refers to the chemical bonding of many smaller individual organic monomers into a large structure, i.e. hair is a polymer of thousands of amino acids connected into chains; also refers to the powder part of an acrylic system.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   gels   polymer  

pink-and-white

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An acrylic service, usually with acrylics, incorporating both white and pink powders so a nail technician can create a realistic-looking acrylic nail; the process uses white powder on the tip and pink on the nail bed.

Keywords: acrylics   French manicures   gels  

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  

no-light gel

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A thickened cyanoacrylate coating that is sometimes used over tips or natural nails to strengthen or reinforce.

Keywords: gels  

methacrylates

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

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

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   gels  

light cure

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Curing or hardening monomers (gels) with visible or UV light.

Keywords: curing   gels  

inhibitors

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Ingredients that prevent monomers and/or oligomers from prematurely hardening (gelling) while they are still in the original container.

Keywords: chemicals   gels  

inhibition layer

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A gooey layer on freshly cured artificial nails that is caused when oxygen prevents proper surface curing.

Keywords: chemicals   gels  

gels

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Pre-mixed monomers that are hardened or cured to polymers by either UV or visible light; can be used as an overlay with tips or on natural nails, to sculpt a nail, or to provide a final layer to acrylic for a shiny, impervious layer.

Keywords: chemicals   colored gels   gels   UV top coats  

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  

custom blending

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The practice of combining either different nail polishes, paints, or acrylic powders to create a unique color or look for a client.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored gels   gels  

curing agent

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to dry or harden adhesives, wraps, no-light gels, acrylics, and UV light gels; all types of systems require a curing agent.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   curing   gels   wraps  

acrylates

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Family of monomers used in light-curing gel products.

Keywords: chemicals   gels  

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  

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