Educational Updates

What’s the Harm in Doing That?

Nail Professionals work in a unique and diverse profession and often unintentionally put themselves and their clients at risk.  They regularly work with the most technologically advanced products in the beauty industry. Many nail coatings are based on high-tech substances used to create everything from bone cements to dental implants or contact lenses to bullet […]

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Two Independent Studies Confirm Nail Polish Products Do NOT Harbor Microbes!

Water-based cosmetic products typically contain preservatives to prevent microbial contamination when sold in multi-use packages.  Organic solvent based nail polish products (e.g. nail polish, lacquers, enamels, varnish, base coats, top coats) provide a hostile environment that prevents microbial contamination even when the product and brush are used repeatedly and therefore additional preservatives are not needed

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Straight Talk

Recently I gave a presentation on UV nail lamps to a large group of scientists and engineers who specialize in using UV to cure all types of products. Everything from Italian lacquer wood, dental and medical prosthetics to DVDs, newspaper ink and flooring; you would be amazed at how many diverse applications exist for UV

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Good rule to follow is, “use the utmost care for 60 minutes after immersing natural nails in any liquid for more than 60 seconds.”

When small white spots appear on the nail plate after removal of the UV nail color coatings, a likely reason is improper removal.  Fortunately, the vast majority of this type of nail damage is completely avoidable. How? By taking the appropriate time, care and caution when removing UV nail color coatings, precisely following the manufacturer’s

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