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.
Baby Boomer Nails: “Pink & White Ombre nails” where a pinkish or nudeish color powder is blended into a soft white acrylic powder seamlessly.
Backfill: To remove, refill and rebuild/rebalance the nail to its original form or to change out a color, glitter or design.
Bare Pedicure: This standard one hour pedicure includes: soaking, callus removal, cuticle detailing, toenail trimming and shaping, lotion massage and foot scrub.
Bare Urea Pedicure: This pedicure is derived of UREA components for the most dry and sensitive skin. This treatment promotes re-hydration of the skin. This pedicure includes: Urea foot soak, cuticle detailing, exfoliating foot cream, Urea foot mask with hot towels, Urea foot cream, and Urea foot spray for callus removal.
Chrome: An ultra fine specialty powder that is rubbed into a special top gel to give a chrome like shine.
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.
Fill in: To refill the enhancement at the growth area.
Flash Extensions/Gel X: This is a soak off soft gel extension service. These nails must be removed and re-applied every visit, like gel polish. Great for party or special occasion nails if you only want long nails for a short period. Also great for the client wanting longer nails without the abrasiveness of a true enhancement. This includes a gel polish color of your choice. Wearability up to four weeks.
Full set: Application of any extension product on all ten nails (overlay, tip overlay or sculptured set of all ten nails).
Gel Dip: This is a revolutionary dip service that has a LED cured resin. Unlike many glue based dip systems, this has no odor, no dry time and has that awesome gel shine. Wearability up to three weeks.
Gel Manicure: A manicure service that is performed dry, by cleaning up the nail plate and surrounding cuticle area. Followed by a light cured gel polish application and cuticle oil. Lotion optional.
Gel Nails (aka Hard Gel): 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.
Gel Polish for Toes no Pedi: This service contains trimming and shaping of the toenails, cuticle removal, gel polish color of your choice and cuticle oil.
Manicure: Cleaning and detailing of the cuticles and nail plates.
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.
Overlay: This is a full set application without the aid of tips or forms.
Pedicure: Cleaning, scraping and detailing of the feet and toes.
Pink & White Nails: A permanent set of “Forever French” nails. Meaning the nails are made of a pink acrylic and white acrylic color.
Poly Gel (aka Acrygel): An acrylic & gel hybrid product that is UV or LED cured.
Press On Nails: A full cover nail that is applied by a sticky tab to “press on”. If these nails are applied with glue they are known as full cover nails.
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.
Solar Nails: An acrylic sub brand – SolarNail of CND (Creative Nail Design) that is no longer in production. It was the first acrylic product that was actually made for nails that was thin, non-yellowing and strong. CND is also known for their pink and white acrylic nails so clients started to think solar nails were just pink and white nails.