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enzyme

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Any of numerous complex proteins that are produced by living cells and catalyze (speed up or otherwise modify) specific biochemical reactions at body temperature; used as exfoliants and derived from fruits like papaya or pineapple.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

beta-hydroxy acid

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Acid extracts that chemically exfoliate the top layer of skin; they have the same effect as AHAs, but tend to be less irritating and come from different sources.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

aromatherapy

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The use of aroma, usually with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits, to enhance or create a feeling of well-being.

Keywords: aromatherapy   ingredients   natural nail care  

antioxidant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, or beta carotene, thought to protect body cells from the damaging effects of oxidation.

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alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Acid extracts from natural or synthetic sources that chemically exfoliate the top layer of skin; there are five types: citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid; also known as fruit acids.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

eucalyptus

September 30, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Eucalyptus is a native Australian tree with aromatic leaves that yield an oil that can be used medicinally.

Keywords: ingredients   natural ingredients   natural nail care   Secret Ingredient  

Natural Nails: Back to Basics

August 15, 2012  | Article

 

Natural nail services are seeing a sizeable upswing in popularity in salons right now, and clever techs can capitalize on this new wave of “back-to-basics” clients with great manicuring fundamentals and some little extra touches.

Keywords: natural nail care  

Natural, Organic, Cruelty-Free — What Does It All Mean?

August 1, 2012  | Article

Navigating the myriad of claims in the cosmetic world may leave you wondering what these terms mean and who sets the standard. You’ll find it’s not clear cut.

Keywords: natural ingredients   natural nail care   organic products  

The No Polish, 3-Minute Mani

June 14, 2012  | News

Glamour magazine shares a step-by-step guide on how to give a quick and simple polish-less mani. Perfect for male clients or customers who want their nails looking fabulously natural.

Keywords: buffing   celebrity nail techs   manicures   natural nail care   waterless manicures  

A Feast for the Feet (or Hands)

March 29, 2012  | Article

Food staples in your kitchen can be blended to create scrubs or masks to personalize any mani or pedi. Healing properties in the food benefit the skin, and nature’s comforting aromas soothe the soul.   

Keywords: chocolate-flavored services   citrus-themed services   dessert theme services   manicures   mint-flavored services  

Creating an Almond-Shaped Nail

March 15, 2012  | 

Filing nails seems like an easy enough thing to do, however there are some shapes that pose more of a challenge than others. One such shape is the almond. I’m not talking about your Grandma’s style

Keywords: natural nail care   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

Fōm Foam Products

March 15, 2012  | Product

Fōm is a useful foam product designed for manicurists, so much so that the company says the name is an acronym for “friends of manicurists.”

Keywords: implements   natural nail care   polish removal  

Nontoxique: The Name Says It All

January 23, 2012  | Article

When it turned out the nail and beauty products she used every day as a nail tech were making her sick, Sheila Fredriksen sought out healthy, holistic, and effective products to use instead. When she found nothing that fit the bill, she hired a chemist and together they created the Nontoxique line of hand and foot care products.

Keywords: holistic   natural ingredients   natural nail care  

Juste B Is Fume Free

October 25, 2011  | Article

Juste B An Organic Nail Bar is Baltimore’s first organic, 100% fume-free nail salon.

Keywords: natural nail care   water-based polish  

Kinetics The Nano Series

September 16, 2011  | Product

The Nano Series by Kinetics is made of four expert formulas that provide therapy for every nail type.

Keywords: Kinetics   nail strengtheners   natural nail care  

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Footsies began formally in 1996 in Albuquerque, NM as a vendor of toe rings and anklets to salons, spas and nail technicians.
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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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