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Essie Brightening System Reduces Stains and Yellowing

by NLS Staff | December 8, 2015

The Essie Professional Brightening System whitens and refreshes nails in three steps. Inspired by professional teeth whitening treatments, Essie’s peroxide-based formula penetrates porous nail surfaces and sets off an oxidation reaction that breaks apart stains. The system includes Bright Time Nail Soak, Go Bright Nail Scrub, and Back To Bright Nail Cleanser. Clients opting for this add-on service will see whiter nails in just one use.

Step 1: Soak one hand at a time in a bowl of warm water and Bright Time for 3-5 minutes, allowing the soak to penetrate and cleanse. Wipe the nails clean with a warm, damp cloth.

Step 2: Apply a pea-sized amount of Go Bright onto each nail. Using a nail brush or fingers, gently scrub the nails for 3 minutes to remove surface stains. Follow by wrapping nails in a warm damp towel for 3 minutes. Unwrap and wipe the nails clean of any residue.

Step 3: Spray nails with Back To Bright, holding the bottle 4-6 inches from the nail. Use 1-3 pumps for each hand. Wipe the nails clean and dry with a lint-free pad.

For more information, go to www.essie.com.

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by Holly Schippers

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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