Are gel polishes breathable?

By Robert Giblett in Education
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Can a gel polish or gel really be breathable?

What are product Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and why do you need them?

By Robert Giblett in Education
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In many countries, it is a legal requirement for beauty and nail salons to keep Safety Data Sheets (SDS) of all the cosmetic and chemical products used. But apart from this,SDS contain a lot of useful information about the products you will use on clients.

HEMA-free or Hypoallergenic nail products?

By IKON.IQ in Nail Product Allergies
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As an increasing number of Nail Technicians and salon clients develop allergies to artificial nail products, companies are racing to introduce safer hypoallergenic or HEMA-free products. Which option should you choose?

5 Reasons to love NOVA

By IKON.IQ
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Every time we start or discover something new, we are filled with inspiration, expectation, anticipation and excitement. And sometimes you don't know which is bigger: the anticipation or the excitement...

Why? Because everything new is still unknown, unexplored, unfamiliar. And it's normal, it's natural.

But how cool it is to bring newness into life, to open up new perspectives, new opportunities!

PRIMA and NOVA: to choose or not to choose? That is the question...

By IKON.IQ in New Products
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We have always been taught to make choices, at work, in the supermarket, in life, etc. And sometimes to do it to the detriment of something.

But very often we want everything and "First" and "Second". And NOT to make a choice, but to take, accept all the options that are given and offered, without sacrificing one for the sake of the other. Do you agree?

10 features of the NOVA gel polishes

By Robert Giblett in New Products
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What are the 10 main features of the NOVA gel polishes?

Calculating the cost per service

By Bob Giblett in Education
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Would you like to be able to calculate your the cost of each of your services? Here we explain a simple method to do this.

Can you mix acrylic polymers and monomers from different brands?

By Bob Giblett
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Seen some acrylic colours that you really like from a different brand? Before you buy, this information may save your career.

What's the fuss about HEMA?

By Bob Giblett
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The reason that you didn't hear about HEMA 7 years ago, was that back then there were much fewer allergies. Then, you could pretty much assume that anyone who developed an allergy had not been working cleanly i.e. it was self inflicted.

What information must a nail product label legally contain?

By Bob Giblett in Education
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It is increasingly difficult for Nail Technicians to know if a specific nail product is legal. In recent years, many new brands are sourcing products from China that may contain illegal cosmetic ingredients and also legal ingredients in excessive amounts - both significantly increasing the risk of allergies. Often these brands seem to be unable to even follow the most basic requirements - to produce product labels that contain all the information that is legally required.
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