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Study Reaffirms UV Lamp Safety

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Study Reaffirms UV Lamp Safety

by Staff

Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer.

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Pictured (left to right) are Norman Wallis, executive director, ACFAOM, Kathleen Satterfield,...

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Learn to Be a Podiatric Assistant

by Staff

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), a medical specialty society affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association, recently began partnering with Medinail Learning Center (MLC), an online training system, to offer a comprehensive training and certification program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants.

Extreme Nailing

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Extreme Nailing

by by NAILS Staff

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.

Secret Ingredient: Cleansers

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Secret Ingredient: Cleansers

by Tim Crowley

Cleansers are used in the nail industry to remove oils and moisture from the nail plate prior to product application. The cleanser temporarily dehydrates the nail plate so it is better able to adhere to the product about to be applied, thus helping prevent service breakdown.

On cold winter days, Laura Merzetti sometimes needs to warm up products like builder white gels...

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Extreme Nailing

by Michelle Pratt

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?

On My Mind: A Tale of Two Labs

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On My Mind: A Tale of Two Labs

by Hannah Lee

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.

Get the Facts on Gels

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Get the Facts on Gels

by Staff

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.

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