Technique - Topic : nail chemistry

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Extreme Nailing

August 31, 2012  | Article

Does our environment change how we do nails? Do techs living in climates where it dips into double digits below zero work differently than techs who live where it’s nearly 100 degrees with 80% humidity?   

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   canada   Canadian nail industry   Canadian nail techs   effect of weather on nails  

Secret Ingredient: Callus Softeners

December 21, 2011  | Article

Callus softeners are potent liquid formulas applied to heavy callus areas to soften them for more effective pedicure filing. So what exactly is in these softeners? Here’s a profile of three of the most common active ingredients in callus softeners today.

Keywords: callus   callus removers   nail chemistry   pedicures  

Now Entering a Nail Construction Zone

August 10, 2009  | Video

Chemist Doug Schoon discusses why nail techs should study the natural nail.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   nail anatomy   nail chemistry   natural nail care  

The Chemistry of Acrylics

July 1, 2009  | Article

Creating the perfect set of acrylics could be considered an art, but the foundation behind it is found in the science. NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   acrylics   CND   Doug Schoon   liquid-to-powder ratio  

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