February 1, 2000
Over the years NAILS has examined the chemistry of polish and its ingredients, how colors are chosen, and even how polish is bottled. Here we cover it all—the life of a bottle of polish beginning to end.
September 1, 1997
Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.
May 1, 1995
Japanese manufacturer is water based and claims to be odor free.
July 1, 1993
The inflammatory news report offered no scientific backup, no reports or studies on the effects of toluene, and no comments from polish manufacturers.
October 1, 1992
The EPA and FDA play important roles in monitoring chemical use in the United States, but they may not offer as much protection as you think.
Nails From the 2015 Met Gala22 photos
On the Road with Hannah Lee34 photos
a cream or paste that is used with a buffer to bring a shine to natural nails
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Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
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