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TrueBond System

The kit includes a primer, base coat, and top coat.

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INM Nail Prep

Nail preparation using INM's cuticle pusher, solo files, Prep Step, and ONL Primer.

Acid-Free Primer

This acid-free primer dehydrates the nail completely preparing it for bonding and adhesion. 

Primer

Today’s Miracles’ acid-free Primer serves as a bond aid, line out, acrylic/gel primer, and gel-polish base coat. 

secret ingredient} primers & bonders

With most gel and acrylic systems, a bonder or primer is applied to the natural nail first to increase adhesion for the enhancement.

The Chemistry of Acrylics

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

Going primerless

Techs trained to include the third step of the acrylic application process -- primer -- may have a hard time dropping the insurance of this tried-and-true old friend. But many who have dared to explore this new, primerless world made the transition without missing a step. Is primerless the future of nails?

Going Primerless

When acrylic nail systems first became available on drugstore shelves, and statistics came out stating the number of children accidentally burned by primer — more than 500 over four years — the manufacturers noticed.

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

This month our readers want to know about a shadown on a backfill, a client with a splitting thumnail, and yellowing acrylics. 

The Help Desk Has Answers to Your Questions

This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.