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Dip Nail Danger

đź’ĄWARNINGđź’Ą The Article Shared here contains graphic pictures. This article from the Daily Mail highlights the danger of using dip nail products. Dipping clients nails into the same product always struck me as a little unsanitary. The skin around the nail is delicate and should be treated carefully as it provides a barrier or seal… Continue reading Dip Nail Danger

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Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections.

Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections. As nail technicians we are taught to recognise an assortment of nail conditions which constitute a contraindication (a reason not to complete a service or treatment). However we are not qualified to diagnose a… Continue reading Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections.

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Shared Facebook post

I just had to share this excellent post by Hannah McAndrew an Educator based at the CND Bridgend Academy: "I know I don't have a huge following on this page but I feel I need to write this for the good of the industry and hope it goes far and wide so please share: There… Continue reading Shared Facebook post

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The Dangers of the “Russian Manicure” Shared Article

I just had to share this informative article about the dangers of the "Russian Manicure" by Ana Seidel, Vitaly Solomonoff & Doug Schoon . Please remember beauty should be painless, before I trained as a nail technician I used to get my nails done regularly at what I now know to be a non standard salon… Continue reading The Dangers of the “Russian Manicure” Shared Article

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What’s new in Nail Anatomy? The Latest Facts from Schoon Scientific

I just had to share this brilliant, latest information from Doug Schoon, it's really important to keep up to date with the latest facts as a nail technician. It's equally important that amongst nail Professionals we're all agreeing on what's what in nail anatomy. Here's what Doug Schoon has to say: What’s New in Nail… Continue reading What’s new in Nail Anatomy? The Latest Facts from Schoon Scientific

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Part 3 The history of Nail care and coatings (so far)

In 1920 Screen stars are known for a total look that is innocent and childlike, with short hair, slender figures, and unpolished nails. However soon the development of automobile paint inspires the basis for fingernail paint, and when French makeup artist Michelle MĂ©nard partnered with the Charles Revson company, Revlon, as we know it today… Continue reading Part 3 The history of Nail care and coatings (so far)

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Part 1: The history of Nail care and coatings (so far)

The history of nail coatings is fascinating and surprising, did you know that the ancient Egyptians coloured their nails? Or that roman warriors favoured bright red nails and lips? Well they matched their shields! Seriously though, here’s a timeline of the history of nails so far. I’ve split the story in to several posts as… Continue reading Part 1: The history of Nail care and coatings (so far)

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Nail Myths Busted- Soaking Your Nails Before A Manicure

When it comes to getting your nails professionally manicured, I would advise against soaking before applying Enhancements, CND Shellac, other gel or polish. This is because soaking softens and hydrates the nail plates causing them to swell up, think of your wrinkled skin when you’ve been in the bath or pool for too long. This… Continue reading Nail Myths Busted- Soaking Your Nails Before A Manicure

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Nail Myths Busted – Eating Gelatine Strengthens Nails

Nails are made of keratin, which is a protein, this may explain why people think that eating another type of protein, gelatine, derived from collagen obtained from various animal body parts will strengthen them. However, there is simply no scientific evidence to back this up. There also isn’t any evidence that applying gelatine to nails… Continue reading Nail Myths Busted – Eating Gelatine Strengthens Nails