Technique - Topic : UV lights

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Don’t Get Burned: Understanding and Avoiding Heat Spikes

November 17, 2015  | Article

We take the temperature of the gel nail community about the pervasiveness of painful curing experiences, and also offer science-backed advice for how to ensure your clients don’t experience a gel nail heat spike.  

Keywords: gels   hard gel   LED lights   soak-off gels   UV lights  

Under-Curing: Learn the Signs

May 4, 2015  | Article

If protecting your clients’ health is your top priority, then changing your UV bulbs regularly should rate equally high on your to-do list.

Keywords: curing   gel curing   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  

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,’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  

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  

A 2012 Nail Odyssey

May 14, 2012  | News

Odyssey Nail System CEO Trang Nguyen has come out with a brand new design for his gel lamp and introduces the industry’s first LED and CFL combo lamp.

Keywords: gels   LED lights   Odyssey   UV lights  

The Difference Between LED and UV Lamps

September 6, 2011  | Article

UV or not UV? The new crop of LED gel lamps on the market have caused a bit of confusion as to the benefits and differences between LED and the standard UV lamps techs have been using for years. To help clear up the subject, NAILS has highlighted the biggest differences between the two so you can be better informed on lamp purchases and maintenance.

Keywords: gels   LED lights   UV light safety   UV lights  

NSI Versa Cure UV Nail Bonding Lamp

July 26, 2011  | Product

The perfect complement to your gel polish service is the high-quality, cost-effective Versa Cure UV Nail Bonding Lamp from NSI.

Keywords: gels   NSI   UV lights  

Nailite Starter UV Soak Off Gel Kit

July 14, 2011  | Product

Nailite’s Starter UV Soak Off Gel Kit is great for any tech looking to expand her nail services menu offerings.

Keywords: gel top coats   Nailite   soak-off gels   starter kits   UV lights  

Axxium Soak-Off UV Light Source (part 12 of 12)

July 8, 2011  | Video

An overview of OPI's UV light source for the Axxium Soak-Off Gels.

Keywords: gels   OPI Products   UV lights  

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