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“Pregnancy And The Salon”
January 2013

When your clients discover they're pregnant, one of the first questions they will ask you is, “Can I keep wearing my nail enhancement during my pregnancy?” Similarly, if a nail technician becomes pregnant, will she have to quit the salon? This article provides the answers and additional information.
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“Three Scientific Studies Agree – UV Nail Lamps are Safe!”
July 2013

Three scientific studies have been performed by different laboratories, all reaching the similar conclusions – UV nail lamps are safe as used in nail salons! This brief article outlines these studies and explains why UV nail lamps are safe. In fact, these studied demonstrate that UV nail lamps are much safer than most would have imagined.
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“New Studies Examine Safety of UV Curing for Fingernail Coatings”
May 2013

This technical article was written for the Radtech Report, a magazine that specializes in UV curing applications. This article reviews two studies commissioned by the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) of the Professional Beauty Association. One of the studies was performed by Dr. Robert Sayre and his partner Dr. John Dowdy; both are leading research experts in the effect of UV on skin. Dr. Sayre is also the inventor of the SPF rating system for sunscreens and is respected world-wide as a leading authority of the effects of UV exposure to skin. These articles demonstrate why UV nail lamps are safe as used in nail salons.
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“Understanding UV Nail Lamps”
November 2012

Two styles of UV nail lamps are used in salons to cure UV nail products; Traditional and LED. Although these nail lamps use different types of bulbs, both types emit UV and can quickly harden UV curable artificial nail coatings. The bulbs used in traditional UV nail lamps are "fluorescent tubes," while the bulbs used in newer LED style UV nail lamps are called "Light Emitting Diodes" or LED for short.
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“Do UV Nail Lamps Emit Unsafe Levels of Ultraviolet Light?”
August 2010

A recent report incorrectly concluded that UV nail lamps are a source of "high-dose UV-A" and also inaccurately compared UV tanning beds with UV nail lamps.

Worked with two of the leading scientists in the professional nail industry, we verify the facts, by using an independent laboratory to test the leading UV nail lamps to determine how much UV-A and UV-B they emit and then compared that to natural sunlight. Our attached report shows that UV nail lamps emit relatively low levels of UV light and these exposure levels are considered well within safe levels when they are used to perform UV artificial nail services in nail salons.
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"Where Is The Cuticle?"
Professional Beauty Magazine, July 2007

The problem is the incorrect usage of professional terminology. There are several words that everyone in the professional nail industry should always use correctly, and one of those words is "cuticle."
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Top Nails Magazine, 29 April 2013
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Where Is The Cuticle
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"The Three Greatest Challenges Facing the Nail Business"
Nails Magazine
February 2009

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"What Nail Professionals Should Know and Do About MMA"
Professional Beauty Magazine
2005

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"Avoiding MMA and Nail Damage"
Scratch UK Magazine
2005

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Avoiding MMA and Nail Damage
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"Give Me 100% Organic"
Professional Beauty Magazine
September 2007

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Give Me 100% Organic
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"Nail Plate Construction Zone"
Professional Beauty Magazine
November 2008

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Nail Plate Construction Zone
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"Performance Through Consistency Control"
Scratch UK Magazine
March 2005

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Performance Through Consistency Control
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"7 Secrets To Curing UV Gel Nails"
Scratch UK Magazine
January 2009

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"What Do We Want Nails To Be?"
Scratch UK Magazine
November 2005

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What Do We Want Nails To Be?
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"5 Forgotten Properties of the Nail"
Professional Beauty Magazine
January 2009

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"Exposing the Formaldehyde Myth"
Scratch Magazine
March 2010

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