Nails Magazine

MAR 2015

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50 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2015 CND has introduced RescueRXx Daily Keratin Treatment, a highly efective new nail treatment that strengthens and restores weakened or damaged nails. Apply to bare natural nails twice daily, and by week four your clients will enjoy a dramatic reduction in white spots, and a clinically proven 73% reduction in splitting and 80% decrease in peeling. Key ingredients include sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and keratin proteins, which bond to the natural nail to strengthen while restoring moisture. For more information, go to Strengthen Weak, Damaged Nails 1 3 4 2 SpaRitual introduces Unveil, a peel-off base coat that allows you to indulge your clients' nails in sparkle and shine without them worrying about the time-consuming removal process. Bling out their nails for a glitzy night on the town, and they can peel it off effortlessly in one piece and without nail polish remover before they go into the offce the next morning. The formula is vegan and fve-free: formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, and DBP. 1. Apply a thin layer of Unveil base coat and let it dry completely. 2. Apply SpaRitual glitter nail lacquer. 3. Allow the nail lacquer to dry, and clients are ready for a weekend of glitz and glamour. 4. When the real world beckons, they can simply peel off the glitter lacquer and be ready for work. For more information, visit Quick-Change Artistry Have a technique question? (about product application, troubleshooting, etc.) E-mail it to and check back here for an expert answer. Q: Help! I can't get gel-polish to stick on my clients' acrylic nails. Is there a trick? It just peels of after about a week. A: Yes. Before you even apply the base gel, perform a thorough dry manicure. Cuticle oil, massage, or anything related to hydrating the skin should be post- poned until after the gel service is completed — except cuticle softener; you can use that before. Finish by using the 100 side of a 100/180-grit buffer. Apply Nail Harmony Ph Bond so the gel will stay on the nail better. Next, apply Gelish Foundation gel very sparingly. Scrub it onto the nail plate, then smooth it out nicely. The nail should not look super glossy and shiny. After the base you should be able to still see some of the grains of the buffed prepped nail. Cure it for the recommended time and make sure the CFL/UV lamp has good, working light bulbs. Now apply the gel-polish color. Make sure to apply each coat thinly but evenly so that light can pass through and cure the product properly. Always contact a knowledgeable educator of the brand you have trouble with for manufacturer usage recommendations. — Bryan Vu, Hand & Nail Harmony Master Educator A Q & Vu >>>

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