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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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Nail Dehydrators and Nail Enhancements

How do nail dehydrators and nail enhancements work together? Nail enhancements must adhere to the topmost surface of the nail plate. Excessive moisture and oils on the surface can block adhesion by preventing the molecules of the nail coating from

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Are you getting the correct information

Are you getting the correct information?

As so often, I have an idea for a blog by reading social media. It is obviously used by 1000’s to get some help and advice. So often, it is a technical or nail/skin condition question. There are MANY Groups

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How to clean and disinfect nail files

How to clean and disinfect nail files

Many times, I am being asked about how to clean and disinfect nail files that aren’t made of metal, glass, or fiberglass. What is the best way? Is a spray of sanitizer for tools and implements enough? First, you need

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UV Gel polish shrinkage

UV Gel Polish Shrinkage

I was discussing with a nail professional recently, and she mentioned that the UV gel polish she uses “pulls back” when cured.What some nail pros are calling “pull back” may be the effects of UV gel polish shrinkage. All nail

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Heat spikes

Heat Spikes

An “exotherm” is a scientific term that means “to release heat”. This is what occurs when nail coating products get hot during application. It is commonly known as heat spikes. Both UV gels and L&P systems can become warm, even

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Let's talk business

Let’s talk business

You are opening your new nail business, and planning your treatment/service menu and the prices.  How do you go about it? a. Look around locally and see what others charge, and 1. put your prices a bit lower OR 2.

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