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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  

Sally Hansen Merges Gel Polish with Nail Decals

November 16, 2012  | News

Sally Hansen's newest product, InstaGel Strips, combines a gel mani with adhesive nail decals.

Keywords: decals   gels   Sally Hansen   UV lights  

Day 332: Gel Drip Nail Art

November 15, 2012  | Blog Post

Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, FL

Keywords: abstract nail art   gels   logo nail art  

Day 325: Glitter Tips Nail Art

November 15, 2012  | Blog Post

Liz Hill, Eugene, Ore.

Keywords: French nail art   gels   glitter   trendy nail art  

CND Additives Drip Technique

November 14, 2012  | Blog Post

 I love seeing what other nail professionals are doing. Don’t you? It is so inspiring to see different ideas, techniques, and colors. When I ran across this drip technique photo done by CND Education Ambassador Melody

Keywords: gels   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  

CND Additives Drip Technique

November 14, 2012  | Video

The FingerNailFixer shows you a new drip technique she learned from a fellow educator using CND Additives, Shellac, and 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.

Keywords: CND   gels   Holly Schippers   nail art  

Getting Caught Up With Nikki

November 5, 2012  | Blog Post

I have missed another week of posting to the blog. I am so sorry. I have been so swamped — but in a good way! School, kids, life, baseball, cheer… I could go on and on.

Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  

Day 311: Tuxedo Nail Art

October 29, 2012  | Blog Post

Pireddu Francesca, Centro Elisir, Sarezzo, Brescia, Italy

Keywords: gels   trendy nail art  

Majority Rules: A Reader Preference Poll

October 25, 2012  | News

InStyle magazine asked readers hard-hitting questions about their mani/pedi service.

Keywords: decals   gels   manicures   pedicures   polish  

Troubleshooter: Glitter Gel

October 24, 2012  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Thao Nguyen shows how to sprinkle glitter and confetti onto clear base gel to create a flashy yet durable design.

Keywords: gels   glitter   glitter gels   glitter nail art   nail art  

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