July 3, 2012
After several years of urging from Swiss-born, California-based nail tech Elsbeth Schuetz, Editor Hannah Lee hopped on a plane and headed first to Zurich, Switzerland, and then to Dusseldorf, Germany, to attend two European beauty shows.
July 2, 2012
This week on Monday we had a lady come in to demo a gel brand Gelousy. She was very new to doing demos so her speaking was a bit shaky but the product was pretty cool.
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee got to tour the City of Hope headquarters as well as CND's research and development lab and found that a lot can be learned by stepping out of the office or salon and taking time to develop professionally.
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June 25, 2012
This week we learned about gel nails, overlays and extension. The only bad part is that it is new to all of us — including the teacher. LOL. So we learned it together. For the last
June 19, 2012
Have you ever had one those days where everything seems to go wrong? I recently had one of those days and let me tell you it was no fun.The day began normal as usual, practicing acrylic
June 19, 2012
This new soak off gel-polish line has 24 custom colors.
There are four new colors in LCN's gel-polish line.
June 14, 2012
With the sudden rise of brush-on gel-polish bringing many new customers into salons, it seems nail techs are seeing fewer tried-and-true acrylic customers. With new products on the market, traditional acrylic users now have more options to choose from, but there is still a seat at the manicure table for them.
June 11, 2012
This week was better than last. I had a few gel-polish and pedicure clients. For some reason I get assigned most of the gel-polish applications. The extra practice has definitely helped me with my time and
June 8, 2012
Oligomers are short chains of monomers.
May 18, 2012
Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades, says the PBA’s Nail Manufacturer’s Council.
Light Elegance has just reformulated its P2 UV Polish to remove the solvents that were once in it.
May 15, 2012
Hand & Nail Harmony has a new Gelish Hard Gel Starter Kit.
SuperNail has now entered the world of LED.
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