Health - Topic : gels

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Extreme Nailing

September 30, 2012  | Article

Depending on conditions, clients’ hands and feet may be puffy, moist, and sweaty or cold, dry, and numb. A tech needs to know how to compensate for these changes so she can apply product to a consistent, stable nail surface each time.

Keywords: acrylics   canada   Canadian nail industry   cold weather promotions   effect of weather on nails  

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 maintenance   canada   Canadian nail industry   effect of weather on nails   gel troubleshooting  

On My Mind: A Tale of Two Labs

June 28, 2012  | Article

Editor Hannah Lee got to tour the City of Hope headquarters as well as CND's research and development lab and found that a lot can be learned by stepping out of the office or salon  and taking time to develop professionally.

Keywords: charity   cnd   gels   Hannah Lee   how products are made  

Get the Facts on Gels

May 18, 2012  | Article

Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades, says the PBA’s Nail Manufacturer’s Council.

Keywords: gels   NMC   PBA   UV light safety   UV lights  

P2 Is Solvent-Free

May 18, 2012  | Article

Light Elegance has just reformulated its P2 UV Polish to remove the solvents that were once in it.

Keywords: gels   Light Elegance  

Clear Overlay Using Angel Love Organic Nail System

September 15, 2011  | Demo

Angel Love Nails is an organic, protein-based gel formula that creates lovely looking enhancements that are healthy for the natural nail.

Keywords: colored gels   gels  

Entity Nanotechnology Products

June 24, 2011  | Video

An overview of Entity's products that use nanotechnology to maximize skin hydration and rejuvenation, and achieve better gel performance.

Keywords: Entity Beauty   gels  

The Science of Gels: How Gel Nail Products Work

March 14, 2011  | Article

What’s really going on when your client puts her hand in a UV or LED nail lamp? We explain what gel nail products are made of and why they work so well.

Keywords: colored gels   Doug Schoon   gels   LED lights   Light Elegance  

UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts

November 1, 2010  | Article

The findings by three nail industry scientists contradict the conclusions of a medical report that warns of an increased risk of cancer on the hands after exposure to a UV nail light.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   gels   Jim McConnell   Light Elegance   OPI Products  

Star Nail Products Eco Nail System

September 1, 2008  | Product

The kit is odor-free and enables techs to do natural nail services, overlays with T3 fiber gel, gel-and-powder services, and liquid-and-powder services.

Keywords: gels   odorless systems   Star Nail Products  

UV Light Cured Gel: How It Works

August 1, 2008  | Article

We’re all thankful for our UV light-cured gels. But do you know the science behind the curing process?

Keywords: gels   UV lights  

Behind the Scenes: Everyday Nail Tech Reaches for the Stars

November 1, 2004  | Article

It didn’t take Elaine Watson long before she began setting her sights past the nail table.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Elaine Watson   gels   Star Nail Products  

Help Desk: What Can I Do About Elderly Client's Peeling Nails?

September 1, 2004  | Article

This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   elderly clients   gel troubleshooting   gels  

The Gel Menagerie

March 1, 2003  | Article

With the new technology being applied to gels there is a good range of options for techs looking to create pink-and- whites, correct damaged or misshapen nails, add shine and protection to natural nails or acrylic enhancements, or give a client durable and long-wearing nail color. The main thing to keep in mind when dealing with various forms of gel is that the primary difference between them is the viscosity.

Keywords: enhancements   gels   monomer  

Gel Formation

September 1, 1997  | Article

Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   ingredients  

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