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The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

Help Desk deals with the thickening nails of an elderly client, a customer with fragile, eggshell nails, and the plague of dry, cracking heels.

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The New Wave of Gels

Light-activated gel systems have been revamped for the healthy, odor-free environment of the 90s.

Styling Technology Acquires Pro Finish, European Touch

The Ins & Outs of Odorless

Odorless and UV light-cured acrylic systems have a great deal to offer technicians concerned about odor in the salon, All you need to do is master a few of the tricky parts.

Pros Pick Noteworthy Polishes

Nothing is more sublime than an OPI Grand Canyon Sunset.

Getting the Goods Out: Nail Techs Voice Ideas for Distribution Improvements

When it comes to deciding who sells what, manufacturers base their choice on how well the distributor services the nail technician. Their verdict? Most are doing a good job, but there’s always room for improvement.

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.

A Show of Hands for Gels

Light-cured gels often have been described as a pre-mixed, liquid form of acrylic. Not true, say chemists, who explain here what gels are made of and how they work.

Top Coats: The Crowning Glory

Nail technician want to dry polish fast, showcase it with a glossy shine, and preserve it with a durable finish. Can a top coat do all this?

Got a (UV) Light?

Using a light-based nail technique lends an aura of advanced technology to your work that enhances its value to clients. Now, the power of light is harnessed to cure gels, to quickly dry top coats and polish seals, and even to polymerize liquid and powder systems.