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The New Wave of Gels

November 1, 1998  | Article

Light-activated gel systems have been revamped for the healthy, odor-free environment of the 90s.

Keywords: En Vogue   gels   IBD   international   Nailco  

Gel Formation

September 1, 1997  | Article

Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   ingredients  

Inside A UV Light

August 1, 1997  | Article

Thanks to technology old heavy UV lamps have given way to today's sleek and quick models. Their production is subjected to rigorous quality control.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   UV lights  

Taking the Heat Off Clients’ Nails

October 1, 1995  | Article

If your clients experience a burning sensation during a nail service, chances are you’re preparing the nail improperly or applying the product incorrectly.

Keywords: adhesives   gels   nail prep   primers  

Trouble Shooter: Taking the Heat Off Clients’ Nails

October 1, 1995  | Article

If your clients experience a burning sensation during a nail service, chances are you’re preparing the nail improperly or applying the product incorrectly.

Keywords: electric file safety   electric filing techniques   filing techniques   gels   mixing monomers  

OPI’s MicroBond Lamp Awarded U.S. Patent

September 1, 1995  | Article

This first patent was granted on the design of and technology used in the lamp’s bulbs.

Keywords: gels   OPI products   patents   UV lights  

A Show of Hands for Gels

June 1, 1995  | Article

Light-cured gels often have been described as a pre-mixed, liquid form of acrylic. Not true, say chemists, who explain here what gels are made of and how they work.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   gels   IBD   NSI   OPI products  

How Products Work: Gel Systems

April 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: gels   UV lights  

Got A Light?

September 1, 1994  | Article

Using a light-based nail technique lends an aura of advanced technology to your work that enhances its value to clients. Now, the power of light is harnessed to cure gels, to quickly dry top coats and polish seals, and even to polymerize liquid and powder systems.

Did Home Gel Systems Really Hurt the Professional Nail Industry?

May 1, 1993  | Article

Amid dire predictions that they would destroy the professional nail industry, home gel systems contributed to a surge in the products popularity and taught nail technicians that service, not product, is what they sell.

Keywords: gels  

Colored Gels May Be the ‘Cure’ to Slow Drying Polish

January 1, 1991  | Article

Use gels for long-lasting color

Keywords: colored gels   gels  

Extend Your Service Menu With Gels

January 1, 1991  | Article

Today's gel systems combine flexibility, strength, and plenty of profit potential

Keywords: chemical safety   colored gels   European Touch   gels   Gena  

IBD Prioritizes Safety, Performance For Soft Light Gel System

June 1, 1986  | Article

Keywords: gels   IBD  

Lektra-Bond Nail Curing System Developed By Salon Owner/Technician

November 1, 1985  | Article

Keywords: gels   UV lights  

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