June 27, 2011
Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.
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August 1, 2003
From filing to shaping, a nail file is one of the most important tools in any nail service. Use this guide to prep you on files — from grit types and what files are made of to what to look for in a quality abrasive.
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October 1, 2000
Carbide bits have little blades (like microscopic razor blades) that cut at an angle. Unlike bits with a sandpaper-like surface that grid, carbide bits actually shave the acrylic, which means less pressure is required
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April 1, 1998
Just because the buffing step is last doesn’t mean it should be glossed over. Perfecting you buffing skills can transform natural or artificial nails from good to great.
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September 1, 1997
The latest tip styles are all about flexibility and of serving the needs of as many different clients as possible while making the nail technician’s job easier. Many of today’s designs are the result of suggestions from nail technicians themselves.
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September 1, 1997
Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.
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August 1, 1997
From functional to just plain fun, nail files come in hundreds of styles. Most are a matter of personal preference, but there have been some advancements that can make your work faster and easier:
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August 1, 1997
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.
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January 1, 1995
Here's a quick lesson in the chemistry and physics of fiberglass wrap systems.
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February 1, 1993
Acrylic powder consistencies vary and so does their workability. Choosing one powder over another depends on the nail technician’s sculpting technique and ability.
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September 1, 1992
Can today’s chemically enriched, specially formulated top coats do more than provide a hard, glossy finish?
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September 1, 1991
How does this complex chemical formula create such great-looking nails?
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May 1, 1991
Simply the one item you cannot do without, the file is the work horse of the nail salon. There is no nail service that you don’t use if for. It is probably your least expensive tool and it’s very likely the tool every one of your clients has at home. But as nail care has become more complicated and more sophisticated, so too even the simplest of implements.
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