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Something to Talk About: UV Light Exposure

August 18, 2014  | Article

Even after all the research confirms they’re safe, UV lamps still cause concern among clients. Let’s talk about what you can do to ease their fears.

Keywords: gel-polish   UV light safety   UV lights  

NAILS Editor Hannah Lee on The Today Show

May 2, 2014  | Video

NAILS editor Hannah Lee appeared on The Today Show on Friday, May 2, 2014, as the counterpoint voice to a new study that says UV nail lamp users may have an increased risk of skin cancer. Hannah pointed out that you are exposed to more UVA rays from natural sunlight walking or driving to the salon than you can in a UV lamp. Last year's study by Drs. Dowdy and Sayre is the benchmark we should all refer to.

Keywords: gel-polish   gels   Hannah Lee   media coverage   UV light safety  

Study Reaffirms UV Lamp Safety

December 28, 2013  | Article

Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer. 

Keywords: gels   NMC   UV light safety   UV lights  

NAILS' 10 Most-Viewed Questions Answered

December 27, 2013  | Article

Straight A’s for Our Top Q’s: With topics ranging from private label retail to proper mix ratios, nailsmag.com’s 10 most-viewed questions cover a lot of ground.

Keywords: glitter   nail discoloration   nail diseases   skin diseases   UV lights  

Light Elegance UV Glitter Gels

December 5, 2013  | Product

UV Glitter Gels by Light Elegance are packed with glitter that stays suspended like holiday cheer. 

Keywords: Light Elegance   UV lights  

Layla Gel Polish Effect

September 20, 2013  | Product

Gel Polish Effect by Layla doesn’t need a UV lamp to dry and features long-lasting brightness.

Keywords: gels   UV lights  

Light Elegance Gel Collection

September 18, 2013  | Product

The forecast for fall calls for trendy with a chance of high-fashion.

Keywords: Light Elegance   UV lights  

Americanails RapidCure Mach I LED Curing Lamp

August 21, 2013  | Product

Americanails’ RapidCure Mach I LED Curing Lamp cures LED formula gels, gel-polishes, and top coats in seconds.

Keywords: Americanails   UV lights  

UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

February 19, 2013  | Article

UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of keratinocyte carcinoma — a type of non-melanoma skin cancer — in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Keywords: cancer   product safety   skin cancer   UV light safety   UV lights  

InStyle's Review of Gel Manis/Pedis

January 9, 2013  | News

InStyle magazine tried top gel polish brands at several different neighborhood salons to weigh the pros and cons of getting a professional-quality gel mani or pedi.

Keywords: CND   Gelish   gels   manicures   OPI products  

Bulbs — Plus Germ Killer

December 26, 2012  | Article

Affordable and reliable, UV Gel Curing Bulbs from Purely Products are high-quality lamps for gel nail dryers and UV-curing lamps.

Keywords: UV lights  

Nail-Drying Safety

December 25, 2012  | News

As more and more salon-goers express concern over UVA nail lamps and their possible link to skin cancer, Allure quelled the misconception in a recent issue of the magazine.

Keywords: polish-drying products   salon safety   UV light safety   UV lights  

UVA and UVB rays

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Most people know that SPF stands for sun protection factor and that few users apply enough sunblock to do the trick. What you might not know is that the SPF pertains only to UVB rays.

Keywords: skin care   tanning   UV lights  

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  

Get the Facts on Gels

May 18, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: gels   NMC   PBA   UV light safety   UV lights  
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