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Psychology of a Nail Biter

December 1, 1996
Rebecca Byrne was passing a nail salon in the local mall when an idea popped into her head. Stopping, she gathered the courage and went in to ask the...

Chemist's Corner: Gel-Polish
Chemist's Corner: Gel-Polish

February 21, 2014
Getting behind the science of gel-polish is no easy feat, but with a better framework for its chemistry comes improved technique and the ability to...

The Life of a Bottle of Polish, from Manufacturer to Your Salon

February 1, 2000
Over the years NAILS has examined the chemistry of polish and its ingredients, how colors are chosen, and even how polish is bottled. Here we cover it...

UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts
UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts

November 1, 2010
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...

New MMA Testing Kit Available

August 1, 1998
OPI makes it easier to find out whether your acrylics contain MMA with a salon kit.

The Chemistry of Acrylics
The Chemistry of Acrylics

July 1, 2009
What are acrylic nails made out of? NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.

OPI’s Schaeffer Raising Millions for Diabetes Research
OPI’s Schaeffer Raising Millions for Diabetes Research

March 19, 2012
Schaeffer’s personal goal is to raise and donate over $5 million to help City of Hope continue to advance their mission. He will personally match...

The Truth About Gel Manicures
The Truth About Gel Manicures

January 4, 2013
InStyle magazine dispelled a couple long-standing misconceptions about gel manicures this month and provided remedies on how to keep gel nails...

Five Ways to Market Your Green Salon
Five Ways to Market Your Green Salon

September 1, 2009
You offer services using natural products, and you and your staff make earth-friendly choices for your salon whenever you can. How do you let your...

Retail Boutique: SPF Products
Retail Boutique: SPF Products

July 1, 2008
The sun-drenched days of summer are here, and along with them, harsh UV rays. This month, we lay out an assortment of SPF products that clients can use...


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