Acrylic Nails: A liquid and powder mixture used to extend or overlay the natural nail

Acrygel: An acrylic and gel hybrid product that is UV or LED cured.

Dip Nails: Typically applied with a resin/glue base but also can be used with a soft gel base and an acrylic based powder.

Disinfectant: A product (medical grade) used after proper cleaning of tools of debris to kill all bacteria/spores/diseases/illnesses so it can be used on another client.

Enhancement: to enhance the natural beauty of ones nail by the use of various nail products

Gel Nails: An oligomer based UV or LED light cured product used to extend or overlay the natural nail

Gel Polish: A light cured colored nail coating.

MMA: an acrylic liquid that was banned in use of nail products by the FDA in 1978 due to the harm it causes clients, almost impossible to soak off. 

Ombre: To blend 2 (or more) colors together seamlessly.

Poly Gel: An acrylic & gel hybrid product that is UV or LED cured.

Sculptured Nails: The use of a nail form (metallic, plastic or lined paper) to extend the natural nail with an enhancement product. 

Shellac: A sub brand of CND, of traditional gel polish. Not all gel polishes are Shellac, but Shellac is a gel polish.