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A Wrap in Time: History of the Nail Wrap

Whether linen, paper, silk, or fiberglass, chances are you’ve seen or done a wrap before. But have you ever thought about its humble beginnings? We decided to take a trip back in time to track the origins of wraps and see how far they’ve come.

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As I See It: Guilt By Association

At a time when the nail industry needs them most, professional associations are having a tough time getting, and keeping, membership. I think it’s a shame that people can’t or won’t see the benefit to the greater good of banding together.

Council Issues Final Ruling On Ethyl Methacrylate

The Safety and Standards Committee of the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) has issued its final report on ethyl methacrylate (EMA), the chemical most common in acrylic monomers.

CIR Re-Examines Ethyl Methacrylate/ Methacrylate Acid

To Mask or Not to Mask?

Explain to your clients that acrylic vapors aren't harmful to them; they just smell bad.

Ohio State Board Clamps Down on MMA

Reacting to numerous complaints from state salon owners, the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology added a series of rules regarding the use of products containing methyl methacrylate (MMA).

The MMA Controversy

The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.

As I See It: FDA and NMC Denounce MMA Use

Whether you call it “dental acrylic,” “porcelain,” or methyl methacrylate (its proper name), there should be no question any longer that MMA does not belong on human fingernails.

Nail Council Influences Style Trends at Nailwatch ‘95

Consumer beauty editors got a chance to speak to nail authorities directly and see “The Magic of Makeovers” at the NMC press event in New York.

OSHA, L.A., More Air-Aware

According to the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) Safety & Standards Committee, OSHA published a proposal for an indoor air rule that would require employers to set up and implement an indoor air plan.