Technique - Topic : IBD

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Gels: Easy as 1-2-3!

February 1, 2009  | Article

Everyone's talking about gels these days.  Nail professionals always want to stay on top of the latest trends, but many of them have a hard time understanding the gel process.  Breaking down the steps involved in a gel application will help you determine whether you'd like to offer these services.

Keywords: Akzentz   Backscratchers   CND   colored gels   En Vogue  

ibd Bohemian Rhapsody

January 1, 2009  | Product

Experience Bohemian Rhapsody with ibd’s new color soak-off gel collection.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   IBD   soak-off gels  

ibd Original Soak Off Gel and Remover

December 1, 2008  | Product

The Original Soak Off Gel and Remover from ibd offers an innovative system for creating and removing a full set of gels quickly and efficiently.

Keywords: gels   IBD   soak-off gels  

ibd Around the World Gel Collection

March 1, 2008  | Product

Ibd goes globe trotting with a new collection of gel polishes inspired by exotic locales.

Keywords: gels   IBD  

Ibd Forever Yours Gel Polish

February 1, 2008  | Product

Ibd’s new Forever Yours Gel Polish Collection offers three polishes plus three glitters for a perfect pairing every time.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   IBD   Nail art  

Signature Services: The Gold Digger Manicure

June 1, 2005  | Article

An alternative to the traditional French Manicure, the Gold Digger puts precious metal at clients’ fingertips using champagne and gold-infused products.

Keywords: California salons   champagne theme services   IBD   Signature Services   signature services: alcohol  

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  

The Ins & Outs of Odorless

June 1, 1998  | Article

Odorless and UV light-cured acrylic systems have a great deal to offer technicians concerned about odor in the salon, All you need to do is master a few of the tricky parts.

Keywords: IBD   NSI   odorless systems   OPI Products   Pro Finish  

Nail Wrap Glue Is Latest Addition to IBD’s 5-Second Glue Family

March 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: adhesives   IBD  

Re-Investing the Nail Tip

September 1, 1997  | Article

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.

Keywords: backfills   Backscratchers   CND   Cuccio Naturale   European Touch  

Shedding Light on UV Lamps

December 1, 1996  | Article

The attraction of light-cured products is that you do away with solvents, says one manufacturer.

Keywords: gels   IBD   NSI   OPI Products   UV lamps  

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  

Got a (UV) 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.

Keywords: gels   IBD   LCN   NSI   OPI Products  

Troubleshooting Gels

February 1, 1992  | Article

Avoiding allergic reactions and lifting with gel systems is a matter of precision and correct technique.

Keywords: Beth Hickey   Christina Jahn   curing   gel removal   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  

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