NAIL beginners to professional kits and about training

NAIL ENHANCEMENTS REPORT
PRODUCED BY CHLOE MCKIE
COURSE CODE:
LECTURERS NAME: LISA ROBERTSON
WORD COUNT: 1761
CONTENTS
Introduction Page 3
Acrylic nail system Page 4-6
Hard Gel nail system Page 7-9
Fibreglass nail system Page 10-12
Conclusion Page 13
Referencing Page 14
INTRODUCTION
I have been assigned this report by my lecturer Lisa Robertson. I was to undertake research on 3 nail systems which were
Acrylic
Hard Gel
Fibreglass
The report must include, information about each system, history of the systems, advantages and disadvantages of the systems, product information such as manufacturers and retailers, pricing of the kits from beginners to professional kits and about training for each nail system that has been researched.

I will then come to a conclusion as to how I found the report when, from finding information that was suitable to use in my report and if I had any trouble finding anything.

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ACRYLIC SYSTEM
Acrylic nail are artificial nails commonly known as false nails, fashion nails, nail enhancements or nail extensions, they are more resistant than natural and thicker nails.

This method of applying nails is this system is used with liquid and powder known as polymer and monomer to create the nail enhancement, together both the products create a bead of acrylic which is then applied to the natural nail plate. When the product is applied to the nail the material then begins to harden and becomes stronger when it meets the air. These are the most wanted type of nail extensions wanted within the beauty industry. Acrylic nails are also known for their durability.
Acrylic can also be added to the natural nail plate to add extra strength to the nail if the nail is a suitable length and if the client doesn’t want nail extensions applied.

Advantages of the use of acrylic
This nail system is considered to be the strongest
They last longer than gel extensions
Suitable for clients who have a habit of biting their nails as the acrylic will be harder to chew off
Good for adding length to short nails
You can rebuild bitten and broken nails
Protects natural nails from the damaging effects of enamels and other agents
Disadvantages of the use of acrylic
You need to maintain the nails, so an infill should be carried out every 3 weeks
Allergy could occur from the use of strong chemicals to create the extension
Incorrect method of application of the product could then cause damage to the natural nail underneath the product
The application process of applying acrylic nails are,
Prep the nails
Trim/file the nails
Buff the nail plate
Dehydrate the nail
Application of either tip or sculpting form
Prime the natural nail only
Prepare for the use of the monomer and polymer
Pick up a bead with the brush
Apply the bead to the nail
Let the product dry
Finish filing
Finish with nail polish, gel polish or the acrylic on its own
Apply cuticle oil to the cuticles
When it comes to the removal of acrylic nails this can cause some pain and can be damaging to your natural nails if they are removed incorrectly or if the application method of the product has been incorrect. To remove these nails safely and effective, you will need acetone, a nail file and a cuticle pusher. The acetone must be placed in a ceramic bowl for the removal process, because if placed in plastic bowl the acetone will melt this.

HISTORY OF ACRYLIC NAILS
Acrylic nails have been around for hundreds of years. The Egyptian woman used to wear really long false nails. They wore them as a status symbol, some of the material used were bones, ivory and even gold.

These were pretty much discovered in the 1950’s, a dentist named Fredrick Slack broke his nail and experimented with chemicals and different materials to create an artificial nail to go over his broken one by using dental acrylics. But, in the late 70’s Dr Stuart Nordstorm invented the professional liquid and powder system used in acrylics. He is also the founder of CND.

MANUFACTURERS AND PRODUCT COMPANIES OF ACRYLIC
134710722224NSI
SALONS DIRECT
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
PROFESSIONAL NAIL SUPPLIES
00NSI
SALONS DIRECT
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
PROFESSIONAL NAIL SUPPLIES
NSI
1363436109946CND
NAIL SUPPLY UK
NAILS AND BEAUTY UK
ELLA GRAY
ELLISONS
00CND
NAIL SUPPLY UK
NAILS AND BEAUTY UK
ELLA GRAY
ELLISONS

CND
1347107130629CJP
00CJP

CJP
1343025167640ELLISONS
SALON SERVICES
SALON DIRECT
0ELLISONS
SALON SERVICES
SALON DIRECT

THE EDGE
1409700-114300ELLISONS
GRAFTON INTERNATIONAL
IBD BEAUTY
ELLA GRAY
00ELLISONS
GRAFTON INTERNATIONAL
IBD BEAUTY
ELLA GRAY

IBD
1419225110490ELLISONS
STAR NAILS
THE NAIL COMPANY
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
00ELLISONS
STAR NAILS
THE NAIL COMPANY
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY

STAR NAILS
1390650163829SALON SERVICES
ELLISONS
00SALON SERVICES
ELLISONS

ACRYLUX
left20764500
https://freeness.us/hacks-to-prevent-acrylic-nail-lifting-up/
HARD GEL SYSTEM
These are extremely natural looking nail enhancements: thin, clear, flexible, non-yellowing, nonporous and resist lifting. These can be used for a natural overlay, tip overlays, sculpted onto forms for creating a nail extension. Gel nail extensions are rapidly increasing in popularity with new and improved mixes being sold on the market, there are a few different types of gel, but they all require a UV lamp to cure the product. Each layer must be cured individually, rather than through evaporating solvents like acrylic. Because of its tight structure and low weight acetone cannot penetrate through the product to break down the gel. Hard gel tends to be more unsusceptible to lifting and cracking because of the products flexibility, the flexibility will also make the nails feel more natural.

Just like all nail applications avoid too much product near the cuticle area, as any product touching the skin will then cause lifting to occur.

The main different types of gel are:
Hard Gel: these need to be filed off
Soak Off Gel: these are soaked in acetone for removal
Gel Polish: applied like a polish and removed with acetone
Hard gel must be filed off, its better for longer nail enhancements, wont chip, tighter molecules and low molecular weight, used for sculpting elaborate nail art, applied in layers so it takes longer to cure.

Advantages of Hard Gel
They are odourless
They have less amounts of chemicals in them
Having less fumes also makes gel nails eco friendly
They appear to be more natural and at the same time more shiny
Less fumes compared to acrylic nail systems
Can be used to protect, strengthen and promote nail growth
Disadvantages of Hard Gel
They are not as long lasting as acrylic nails
They cost more than acrylics
Its harder to fix a broken gel nail
Less durable
Need to be filled off
HISTORY OF HARD GEL NAILS
MANUFACTURERS AND PRODUCT COMPANIES OF HARD GEL
109104561364NSI
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
0NSI
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY

NSI BALANCE
12192006350LIGHT ELEGANCE
THE NAIL HUB
ELLA GRAY
LIGHT ELEGANCE
THE NAIL HUB
ELLA GRAY

LIGHT ELEGANCE
116205069215BEAUTY EXPRESS
SALON SERVICES
GEL ESSENTIALS
BEAUTY EXPRESS
SALON SERVICES
GEL ESSENTIALS

ASP
Pricing for Kits
Prices start from £27.30 for a beginner’s kit to £129.95 for a professional kit, these prices have been taken from the NSI Scotland Webpage.

Training and Prices of Training
Sally beauty offers hard gel training using the product brand ASP. This is a 4-day course and costs £280.80. A kit is not included in this price.
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http://elizabethsmithbeauty.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/sculpting-nail-extensions-.jpgFIBRE GLASS SYSTEM
Fibreglass nails has the process of cutting pieces of the fibreglass to fit the nail bed or the tip, you then seal them into position by using a resin or a glue. These are less commonly used within the industry due to the other variety of cheaper and more convenient types of nail extensions and overlays available. These are also referred to as resin or nail wraps, they became very popular because they’re light, thin, clear, durable and they look natural. Fibreglass are odourless, they are also very unlikely to cause sensitization or any allergies. They are also a great alternative to clients who may be allergic to the chemicals used in the acrylic and gel extension products.
Advantages of the use of fibreglass
Thin and flexible
Nail biters will benefit from this nail system
Aesthetic appeal
Nail polishes adhere better to nail extension than it does to the natural nail
Disadvantages of the use of fibreglass
Most expensive option that is available
Aren’t as durable than other nail systems
More difficult to maintain
For them to be successful you need to have healthy nail beds and enamel
HISTORY OF FIBREGLASS
1920s — Long before fiberglass and silk wraps hit the market, nail techs had creative ways of mending broken nails. It wasn’t unusual to use teabags coffee filters, or Duco cement, to fix a nail.

1950s — Juliette Marglen markets a wrap kit resembling a matchbook with the material in sheets. Only the top third of the nail is covered. This method known as a Juliette Manicure, is touted as a natural nail enhancement.

1970s — Nail technician Jo Livingston remembers applying full sets of nails at a trade show. These “nail sculpturists” rely on paper forms.

Donna Kohl, a Boise, Idaho-based nail technician, says cigarette and perm papers reinforced with airplane glue replaced teabags and coffee filters strengthening nails.

1976 — Carol Cullen Page obtains a patent on the Nalepaper a nail wrapping kit that includes precut strips of tissue that go over the nail folding over the tip.                  
1981 — Nail tech Brenda Guss, president of Linen Batiste Nails, begins marketing linen wraps.

1983 — Harper’s Bazaar recommends several methods for women who can’t grow long nails naturally, including silk wraps.

Nail tech Becky Lynn (founder of Becky Lynn Company, now known as Imagina Corp.) begins marketing strips of self-adhesive woven material on nails after her doctor advises her against using acrylic products.

1984 — In response to the sometime messy, smelly procedures of the 1970s and 1980s, Jack and Michael Megna of  HYPERLINK “https://www.nailsmag.com/encyclopedia/64284/backscratchers-salon-systems-inc” Backsratchers Salon Systems decide to develop a solution of the system makes its debut. Clients love the fact that this new wrap system is light, strong, and flexible.

https://www.nailsmag.com/article/111821/a-wrap-in-time-history-of-the-nail-wrapMANUFACTURERS AND PRODUCT COMPANIES OF FIBREGLASS
462224140412SALON SERVICES
BEAUTY EXPRESS
GALAXY NAILS AND BEUTY
SALON SERVICES
BEAUTY EXPRESS
GALAXY NAILS AND BEUTY

ASP
99478785111SALON SERVICES
THE NAIL COMPANY
ELLISONS
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
0SALON SERVICES
THE NAIL COMPANY
ELLISONS
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY

STAR NAILS
602901143210CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
THE NAIL COMPANY
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
THE NAIL COMPANY

SINFUL
844062-170822CAPITLA HAIR AND BEAUTY
ELLSIONS
NAIL POLISH DIRECT
CAPITLA HAIR AND BEAUTY
ELLSIONS
NAIL POLISH DIRECT

THE EDGE
Pricing for kits
Kit prices range from about £64.95 to about £85
Training
Essential nails offer training for fibreglass nails at a price of £399, this includes a nail trainer if you would like to opt in for this or £339 excluding the nail trainer.

left20701000
https://www.nailsmag.com/encyclopedia/94045/wrapsCONCLUSION
I found most of the information was easy to find from search the web, although some information used throughout the report is from my own knowledge. I couldn’t find any information on the history of hard gel.
REFERENCING
https://www.nailproducts.reviews/blog/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-acrylic-nailshttps://www.nailsuperstore.com/blog/the-history-of-acrylic-nails-started-with-dentistry/192https://www.nailsmag.com/article/108201/hard-vs-soft-a-closer-look-at-gelshttps://www.beautyresource.org.uk/articles/nail-extensions-overlays.html 
  
https://www.ehow.co.uk/info_8620080_advantages-fiberglass-nail-extensions.htmlhttps://www.ehow.co.uk/info_8543954_disadvantages-fiberglass-nail-extensions.htmlhttps://www.nailsmag.com/article/111821/a-wrap-in-time-history-of-the-nail-wrap

NAIL ENHANCEMENTS REPORT
PRODUCED BY CHLOE MCKIE
COURSE CODE:
LECTURERS NAME: LISA ROBERTSON
WORD COUNT: 1761
CONTENTS
Introduction Page 3
Acrylic nail system Page 4-6
Hard Gel nail system Page 7-9
Fibreglass nail system Page 10-12
Conclusion Page 13
Referencing Page 14
INTRODUCTION
I have been assigned this report by my lecturer Lisa Robertson. I was to undertake research on 3 nail systems which were
Acrylic
Hard Gel
Fibreglass
The report must include, information about each system, history of the systems, advantages and disadvantages of the systems, product information such as manufacturers and retailers, pricing of the kits from beginners to professional kits and about training for each nail system that has been researched.

I will then come to a conclusion as to how I found the report when, from finding information that was suitable to use in my report and if I had any trouble finding anything.

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ACRYLIC SYSTEM
Acrylic nail are artificial nails commonly known as false nails, fashion nails, nail enhancements or nail extensions, they are more resistant than natural and thicker nails.

This method of applying nails is this system is used with liquid and powder known as polymer and monomer to create the nail enhancement, together both the products create a bead of acrylic which is then applied to the natural nail plate. When the product is applied to the nail the material then begins to harden and becomes stronger when it meets the air. These are the most wanted type of nail extensions wanted within the beauty industry. Acrylic nails are also known for their durability.
Acrylic can also be added to the natural nail plate to add extra strength to the nail if the nail is a suitable length and if the client doesn’t want nail extensions applied.

Advantages of the use of acrylic
This nail system is considered to be the strongest
They last longer than gel extensions
Suitable for clients who have a habit of biting their nails as the acrylic will be harder to chew off
Good for adding length to short nails
You can rebuild bitten and broken nails
Protects natural nails from the damaging effects of enamels and other agents
Disadvantages of the use of acrylic
You need to maintain the nails, so an infill should be carried out every 3 weeks
Allergy could occur from the use of strong chemicals to create the extension
Incorrect method of application of the product could then cause damage to the natural nail underneath the product
The application process of applying acrylic nails are,
Prep the nails
Trim/file the nails
Buff the nail plate
Dehydrate the nail
Application of either tip or sculpting form
Prime the natural nail only
Prepare for the use of the monomer and polymer
Pick up a bead with the brush
Apply the bead to the nail
Let the product dry
Finish filing
Finish with nail polish, gel polish or the acrylic on its own
Apply cuticle oil to the cuticles
When it comes to the removal of acrylic nails this can cause some pain and can be damaging to your natural nails if they are removed incorrectly or if the application method of the product has been incorrect. To remove these nails safely and effective, you will need acetone, a nail file and a cuticle pusher. The acetone must be placed in a ceramic bowl for the removal process, because if placed in plastic bowl the acetone will melt this.

HISTORY OF ACRYLIC NAILS
Acrylic nails have been around for hundreds of years. The Egyptian woman used to wear really long false nails. They wore them as a status symbol, some of the material used were bones, ivory and even gold.

These were pretty much discovered in the 1950’s, a dentist named Fredrick Slack broke his nail and experimented with chemicals and different materials to create an artificial nail to go over his broken one by using dental acrylics. But, in the late 70’s Dr Stuart Nordstorm invented the professional liquid and powder system used in acrylics. He is also the founder of CND.

MANUFACTURERS AND PRODUCT COMPANIES OF ACRYLIC
134710722224NSI
SALONS DIRECT
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
PROFESSIONAL NAIL SUPPLIES
00NSI
SALONS DIRECT
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
PROFESSIONAL NAIL SUPPLIES
NSI
1363436109946CND
NAIL SUPPLY UK
NAILS AND BEAUTY UK
ELLA GRAY
ELLISONS
00CND
NAIL SUPPLY UK
NAILS AND BEAUTY UK
ELLA GRAY
ELLISONS

CND
1347107130629CJP
00CJP

CJP
1343025167640ELLISONS
SALON SERVICES
SALON DIRECT
0ELLISONS
SALON SERVICES
SALON DIRECT

THE EDGE
1409700-114300ELLISONS
GRAFTON INTERNATIONAL
IBD BEAUTY
ELLA GRAY
00ELLISONS
GRAFTON INTERNATIONAL
IBD BEAUTY
ELLA GRAY

IBD
1419225110490ELLISONS
STAR NAILS
THE NAIL COMPANY
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
00ELLISONS
STAR NAILS
THE NAIL COMPANY
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY

STAR NAILS
1390650163829SALON SERVICES
ELLISONS
00SALON SERVICES
ELLISONS

ACRYLUX
left20764500
https://freeness.us/hacks-to-prevent-acrylic-nail-lifting-up/
HARD GEL SYSTEM
These are extremely natural looking nail enhancements: thin, clear, flexible, non-yellowing, nonporous and resist lifting. These can be used for a natural overlay, tip overlays, sculpted onto forms for creating a nail extension. Gel nail extensions are rapidly increasing in popularity with new and improved mixes being sold on the market, there are a few different types of gel, but they all require a UV lamp to cure the product. Each layer must be cured individually, rather than through evaporating solvents like acrylic. Because of its tight structure and low weight acetone cannot penetrate through the product to break down the gel. Hard gel tends to be more unsusceptible to lifting and cracking because of the products flexibility, the flexibility will also make the nails feel more natural.

Just like all nail applications avoid too much product near the cuticle area, as any product touching the skin will then cause lifting to occur.

The main different types of gel are:
Hard Gel: these need to be filed off
Soak Off Gel: these are soaked in acetone for removal
Gel Polish: applied like a polish and removed with acetone
Hard gel must be filed off, its better for longer nail enhancements, wont chip, tighter molecules and low molecular weight, used for sculpting elaborate nail art, applied in layers so it takes longer to cure.

Advantages of Hard Gel
They are odourless
They have less amounts of chemicals in them
Having less fumes also makes gel nails eco friendly
They appear to be more natural and at the same time more shiny
Less fumes compared to acrylic nail systems
Can be used to protect, strengthen and promote nail growth
Disadvantages of Hard Gel
They are not as long lasting as acrylic nails
They cost more than acrylics
Its harder to fix a broken gel nail
Less durable
Need to be filled off
HISTORY OF HARD GEL NAILS
MANUFACTURERS AND PRODUCT COMPANIES OF HARD GEL
109104561364NSI
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
0NSI
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY

NSI BALANCE
12192006350LIGHT ELEGANCE
THE NAIL HUB
ELLA GRAY
LIGHT ELEGANCE
THE NAIL HUB
ELLA GRAY

LIGHT ELEGANCE
116205069215BEAUTY EXPRESS
SALON SERVICES
GEL ESSENTIALS
BEAUTY EXPRESS
SALON SERVICES
GEL ESSENTIALS

ASP
Pricing for Kits
Prices start from £27.30 for a beginner’s kit to £129.95 for a professional kit, these prices have been taken from the NSI Scotland Webpage.

Training and Prices of Training
Sally beauty offers hard gel training using the product brand ASP. This is a 4-day course and costs £280.80. A kit is not included in this price.
center5314500
http://elizabethsmithbeauty.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/sculpting-nail-extensions-.jpgFIBRE GLASS SYSTEM
Fibreglass nails has the process of cutting pieces of the fibreglass to fit the nail bed or the tip, you then seal them into position by using a resin or a glue. These are less commonly used within the industry due to the other variety of cheaper and more convenient types of nail extensions and overlays available. These are also referred to as resin or nail wraps, they became very popular because they’re light, thin, clear, durable and they look natural. Fibreglass are odourless, they are also very unlikely to cause sensitization or any allergies. They are also a great alternative to clients who may be allergic to the chemicals used in the acrylic and gel extension products.
Advantages of the use of fibreglass
Thin and flexible
Nail biters will benefit from this nail system
Aesthetic appeal
Nail polishes adhere better to nail extension than it does to the natural nail
Disadvantages of the use of fibreglass
Most expensive option that is available
Aren’t as durable than other nail systems
More difficult to maintain
For them to be successful you need to have healthy nail beds and enamel
HISTORY OF FIBREGLASS
1920s — Long before fiberglass and silk wraps hit the market, nail techs had creative ways of mending broken nails. It wasn’t unusual to use teabags coffee filters, or Duco cement, to fix a nail.

1950s — Juliette Marglen markets a wrap kit resembling a matchbook with the material in sheets. Only the top third of the nail is covered. This method known as a Juliette Manicure, is touted as a natural nail enhancement.

1970s — Nail technician Jo Livingston remembers applying full sets of nails at a trade show. These “nail sculpturists” rely on paper forms.

Donna Kohl, a Boise, Idaho-based nail technician, says cigarette and perm papers reinforced with airplane glue replaced teabags and coffee filters strengthening nails.

1976 — Carol Cullen Page obtains a patent on the Nalepaper a nail wrapping kit that includes precut strips of tissue that go over the nail folding over the tip.                  
1981 — Nail tech Brenda Guss, president of Linen Batiste Nails, begins marketing linen wraps.

1983 — Harper’s Bazaar recommends several methods for women who can’t grow long nails naturally, including silk wraps.

Nail tech Becky Lynn (founder of Becky Lynn Company, now known as Imagina Corp.) begins marketing strips of self-adhesive woven material on nails after her doctor advises her against using acrylic products.

1984 — In response to the sometime messy, smelly procedures of the 1970s and 1980s, Jack and Michael Megna of  HYPERLINK “https://www.nailsmag.com/encyclopedia/64284/backscratchers-salon-systems-inc” Backsratchers Salon Systems decide to develop a solution of the system makes its debut. Clients love the fact that this new wrap system is light, strong, and flexible.

https://www.nailsmag.com/article/111821/a-wrap-in-time-history-of-the-nail-wrapMANUFACTURERS AND PRODUCT COMPANIES OF FIBREGLASS
462224140412SALON SERVICES
BEAUTY EXPRESS
GALAXY NAILS AND BEUTY
SALON SERVICES
BEAUTY EXPRESS
GALAXY NAILS AND BEUTY

ASP
99478785111SALON SERVICES
THE NAIL COMPANY
ELLISONS
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
0SALON SERVICES
THE NAIL COMPANY
ELLISONS
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY

STAR NAILS
602901143210CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
THE NAIL COMPANY
CAPITAL HAIR AND BEAUTY
THE NAIL COMPANY

SINFUL
844062-170822CAPITLA HAIR AND BEAUTY
ELLSIONS
NAIL POLISH DIRECT
CAPITLA HAIR AND BEAUTY
ELLSIONS
NAIL POLISH DIRECT

THE EDGE
Pricing for kits
Kit prices range from about £64.95 to about £85
Training
Essential nails offer training for fibreglass nails at a price of £399, this includes a nail trainer if you would like to opt in for this or £339 excluding the nail trainer.

left20701000
https://www.nailsmag.com/encyclopedia/94045/wrapsCONCLUSION
I found most of the information was easy to find from search the web, although some information used throughout the report is from my own knowledge. I couldn’t find any information on the history of hard gel.
REFERENCING
https://www.nailproducts.reviews/blog/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-acrylic-nailshttps://www.nailsuperstore.com/blog/the-history-of-acrylic-nails-started-with-dentistry/192https://www.nailsmag.com/article/108201/hard-vs-soft-a-closer-look-at-gelshttps://www.beautyresource.org.uk/articles/nail-extensions-overlays.html 
  
https://www.ehow.co.uk/info_8620080_advantages-fiberglass-nail-extensions.htmlhttps://www.ehow.co.uk/info_8543954_disadvantages-fiberglass-nail-extensions.htmlhttps://www.nailsmag.com/article/111821/a-wrap-in-time-history-of-the-nail-wrap

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