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Nail Knowledge – How it Came About

2 years in the planning and making. A chance conversation between Marian Newman and Kevin Nicholls. Kevin said:”what about animated learning?” Marian replied: “Ooo, that could work!”

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water-based nail polishes

Water-based Nail Polishes

Quite a few people have approached me with concerns about nail polishes and how safe they are to use on children. They seem to think that they may be “too chemical”, and that water-based nail polishes would be a better

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causing the allergy

What Is Causing the Allergy?

With the allergy situation escalating, not only in the UK but in many countries, many nail pros are super-stressing that they are the ones causing the allergy!!  Maybe your products did but…..maybe they didn’t! An individual can wear a nail

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Types of nail pros

Types of Nail Pros

It seems to me there are 2 types of nail pros who provide UV Gel Polish services on a regular basis. I can see the benefits of both types but know which one I prefer! Note that both types are

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science and nails

Science and Nails

If you think that ‘just doing nails’ is a career then think again! Science and nails go together! So many young people have heard the comment: “you’re not very academic, so why not be a hairdresser or beautician?”. That could

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inhibition layer

The Inhibition Layer

Every time we cure a UV gel nail coating, we are left with a sticky top layer or a top film. That is properly called the “inhibition layer”, and is formed because of oxygen. When oxygen is present, it blocks

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Is your pedicure tub as clean as it should be

Is Your Pedicure Tub As Clean As It Should Be?

Pedicures can be one of the most enjoyable services provided in a salon. The comfortable chair, the massage, the soaking in warm water… In order for pedicures to be safe too, though, nail professionals need to be very meticulous with

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