Dimethyl urea hardeners
A hardener that adds cross-links to the natural nail plate. Unlike hardeners containing formaldehyde, DMU does not cause adverse skin reactions.
"single-use implements"; implements that cannot be reused and must be thrown away after a single use.
Oils extracted using various forms of distillation from the seeds, bark, roots, leaves, wood, and/or resin of plants.
240 grit and higher abrasives designed for buffing, polishing, and removing very fine scratches.
Boards and buffers less than 180 grit that quickly reduce the thickness of any surface.
180 to 240 grit abrasives that are used to smooth and refine surfaces and shorten natural nails.
A reusable implement, made of stainless steel; it should not be used to push back the eponychium but can be used to gently scrape cuticle tissue from the natural nail plate.
The act of causing tiny unseen openings in the skin that can allow entry by pathogenic microbes.
Barrier products that contain ingredients designed to seal the surface and hold subdermal moisture in the skin.
Products designed to absorb into the nail plate to increase flexibility and into the surrounding skin to soften.
A conservative nail shape that is thought to be attractive on most women's hands. It is similar to a squoval nail with even more rounded corners.
Nail shape suited to thin hands with long fingers and narrow nail beds. The nail is tapered and longer than usual to emphasize and enhance the slender appearance of the hand.
"multiuse implements"; implements that are generally stainless steel because they must be properly cleaned and disinfected between clients.
Scope of Practice
The list of services that you are legally allowed to perform in your specialty in your state.
A nail shape completely straight across the free edge with no rounding at the outside edges.
A wooden stick used to remove cuticle tissue from the nail plate, to clean under the free edge of the nail, or to apply products.
buffing and polishing
Fine-grit abrasives are designed for removing very fine scratches and _______.
one base coat, two coats of polish, and one top coat
Success in nail polish application is achieved by using four coats including _________.
If a single client is going to have both a manicure and a pedicure, how many pairs of gloves will the cosmetologist need?
Reusing implements without properly cleaning and disinfecting them is against the law in _____.
over 90 percent
Soap is known to remove _____ of pathogenic microbes from the hands, when hand washing is performed properly.
work more quickly and are better solvents
Compared to non-acetone removers, acetone removers ________.
Massage movement involving a succession of strokes in which the hands glide over an area of the body with varying degrees of pressure or contact.
Massage movement involving rapid tapping or striking motions of the hands against the skin.
Method of massage incorporating various strokes that manipulate or press one layer of tissue over another.