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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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Adverse skin reaction in salon

Adverse Skin Reactions Within the Salon

Why do adverse skin reactions happen in the salon industry, who is most susceptible and how can these reactions be prevented? Adverse skin reactions occur in every area of the professional salon industry. Nail, skin, and hair services can all

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PAT testing in salon

Is Pat Testing for a Nail Salon Necessary??

Nail Salon PAT Testing no Longer Required?  I don’t know about you, dear readers, But I thought that PAT testing for a Nail Salon was no longer required. Well, I am wrong!! What is PAT testing? PAT testing stands for

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Pregnancy wearing artificial nails

Pregnancy and Artificial Nail Coatings

When your clients discover they’re pregnant One of the first questions they will ask nail professionals is, “Can I keep wearing my nail enhancements during my pregnancy?”  The answer is YES; they can safely wear artificial nails!  There is no

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Non Standard Salon NSS

NSS. What does this mean?

A term commonly used NSS. What does this mean? NSS is a term commonly used to mean Non-Standard Salons. So what are these?? Unfortunately, this is often used in association with Asian salons (along with other derogatory terms). This is

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Do nails need to breathe?

Nails Need to Breathe!

Do your nails need to breathe? Let us put this question to bed once and for all!! Also, explain why it is almost true!!! But it isn’t true! One can see where it has come from though! Nails breathing or

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UV gel over-cured

Can UV Gel Nails Be Over-Cured?

Yes, they can, but over-curing is avoidable. It happens in two ways: 1) too much UV energy is used or 2) the nail coating is exposed to significant levels of UV energy after leaving the salon.  In other words, UV gel nail coatings

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