On the natural nail as a protective overlay, over a nail tip, on a form to create a nail extension
The three ways monomer liquid & polymer powder enhancements can be applied
The kind of monomer liquid is not recommended for use on nails
Polymerization (aka curing or hardening)
A chemical reaction that creates polymers. In this process, trillions of monomers are linked together to create long chains. These chains create tiny round beads of polymer powder used to create certain types of enhancements
These are added to monomer liquid and used to control the set or curing time
These start a chain reaction that leads to the creation of very long polymer chains. when activated, cause monomer liquids to link together into long polymer chains
Chain reaction (aka polymerization reaction)
A process that joins together monomers to create very long polymer chains
What initiator is added to polymer powder? This is used to start the chain reaction that leads to curing
This is used to help adhere enhancements to the natural nail
The inhibition layer
Odorless products dry slower and create a tacky layer called this
Monomer liquid & Polymer powder nail enhancements
These enhancements are created by combining monomer liquid and polymer powder to form the nail enhancement
This is a substance formed by combining many small molecules into very long chain-like structures
This word means "many"
This word means "one"
This word means "unit"
One unit called a molecule
Natural Hair (Sable), and pointed round or oval
What is the best brush to use for Monomer liquid & Polymer powder enhancements?
When combining the monomer liquid and polymer powder, this is formed
Ethyl methacrylate, Methyl methacrylate, and odorless monomer liquid
These are the different kinds of monomer liquids that are used:
Substances that speed up chemical reactions between Monomer liquid & Polymer powder
Equal parts Monomer Liquid & Polymer Powder
How do you create a dry bead?
Two parts Monomer liquid to one part Polymer powder
How do you create a wet bead?
One and a half parts Monomer liquid to one part Polymer powder
How do you create a medium bead?
What beads are the ideal mix ratio?
These remove surface moisture and tiny amounts of oil left on the natural nail plate
What kinds of nail primers were often used in the past, but are no longer used?
Nonacid or Acid-free primers
These primers are usually used today
Enough to treat two to three nails
When using primer, the brush should hold this much product
Medium grit file
Select this type of nail file for natural nail preparation and initial shaping
Fine grit file
Use this nail file for final buffing
These are placed under the free edge and used to extend nail enhancements beyond the fingertip for additional length
Mylar and coated with adhesive backs, or made or pre-shaped plastic or aluminum
What are nail forms usually made of?
The monomer liquid and polymer powder are contained in these
Acetone and a clean towel
Wipe your dappen dish clean with this
Nitrile Polymer powder gloves
The best type of disposable gloves for these procedures are these
Filling/fixing an enhancement with monomer liquid & polymer powder is called
Every two-three weeks
Proper maintenance must be performed how often?
Crack repair/Maintenance service
During this service, the nail is thinned down, the apex is removed, and the entire enhancement is reduced in thickness
The area of the nail that has all the strength
This is in the middle of the nail and is in the shape of an oval
Where is the apex and what does it look like?
Where the natural nail grows beyond the finger and becomes the free edge
The area on the side of the nail plate that grows free of its attachment to the nail fold
The nail extension underside
The actual underside of the nail extension
This C curve is average
Soaking in acetone
How do you remove enhancements?
Odorless monomer liquid & polymer powder products
Nail enhancement products with little odor
Dry mix ratio
Odorless products must be used with this mix ratio
With alcohol, acetone, or filing it off
How can you remove the inhibition layer?