Create an account
Implement that holds a disposable chamois cloth that is used to add shine to the nail and to smooth out wavy ridges on nails
Dimethyl urea hardeners
Hardeners that use dimethyl urea (DMU) and add crosslinks to the natural nail plate but do not cause adverse skin reactions
Light, continuous-stroking massage movement applied with fingers and palms in a slow and rhythmic manner
Oils used in aromatherapy that are extracted via deverse forms of distillation from seeds, bark, roots, leaves, woods, and resin
contain up to 5% formaldehyde and create bridges or cross links between the keratin strands that make up the natural nail, making the plate much stiffer and resistant to bending
perissage kneading movement
kneading movement in massage performed by lifting, squeezing, and pressing the tissue
nail shape suited to thin handswidth narrow nail beds. the shape is tapered ad somewhat longer than usual of the nail
a combination of clear polish and protein, such as collagen, that provide a clear hard coating on the surface of the nail
white or grayish powdered abrasive derived from volcanic rock, use for smoothing and polishing
reinforcing fiber hardeners
contain fibers such as nylon, and protect the nail by coating the natural nail
nail shape that is slightly tapered and extends just a bit past the tip of the finger. this natural looking shape is common for male clients
nail shape that is completely straight across with no rounding at the edges. the length of the nail can vary
nail shape with a square free edge that is rounded off and extends just slightly past the tip of the finger
the nail plate is polished, and 1/16 inch is removed from the edge. this prevents polish from chipping
slim line or free walls
leave 1/16 inch margin on each side of nail plate. this makes a wide nail appear narrow
designed for soaking the clients fingertips in warm water with liquid soap or moisturizing soak product added
pusher incorrectly called a cuticle pusher, is actually used to push back the eponychium, but can also be used to gently scrape cuticle tissue from the natural nail plate
implement used for a wide range of uses, including small bits of debris from the nail plate or removing implements from disinfectant solutions
nail creams and penetrating nail oils
product that is designed to soften dry skin around the nail plate and to increase the flexibility of natural nail
designed to loosen and dissolved dead tissue from the nail plate so that it can be more easily and thoroughly removed from the nail plate
substance applied to the nail plate and under the free edge to remove yellow surface discoloration or stains
coats are applied over colored polish to prevent chipping and the add shine to the finished nail
material safety data sheets
provide valuable, sage-handling information about the products as well as first aid and proper storage information
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together