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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

a common thermoplastic used to make light, rigid, molded nail tips


A specialized acrylic monomer that has excellent adhesion to the natural nail plate and polymerizes in seconds.

Fabric Wrap

Nail wrap made of silk, linen, or fiberglass.

Fiberglass Wraps

Made from very thin synthetic mesh with a loose weave.

Linen Wraps

Made from a closely woven, heavy material.


Term used for when a nail enhancement needs to be serviced after two or more weeks from the initial application of the nail enhancement product

Nail Dehydrator

A substance used to remove surface moisture and tiny amounts of oil left on the natural nail plate.

Nail Tip Adhesive

The bonding agent used to secure the nail tip to the natural nail.

Nail Tips

Plastic, pre-molded nails shaped from a tough polymer made from ABS plastic.

Nail Wrap

A method of securing a layer of fabric or paper on and around the nail tip to ensure its strength and durability.

Nail Wrap Resin

Used to coat and secure fabric wraps to the natural nail and nail tip.


A layer of any kind of nail enhancement product that is applied over the natural nail or nail and tip-application for added strength.

Paper Wraps

Temporary nail wraps made of very thin paper.

Position Stop

The point where the free edge of the natural nail meets the tip.

Repair Patch

Piece of fabric cut to completely cover a crack or break in the nail.

Silk Wraps

Made form a thin natural material with a tight weave that becomes transparent when wrap resin is applied.

Stress Strip

Strip of fabric cur to 1/8- inch in length and applied to the weak point of the nail during the four-week fabric wrap maintenance to repair or strengthen a weak point in nail enhancement.

Tip Cutter

Implement similar to a nail clipper, designed especially for use on nail tips.

Wrap Resin Accelerator

"activator"; acts as the dryer that speeds up the hardening process of the wrap resin or adhesive overlay.

nail tip

A ______ is a plastic, pre-molded form adhered to the natural nail to add length or support a nail enhancement product.


The shallow depression area of a nail tip.

stop, rock, and hold

When applying nail tips to the natural nail plate, it is recommended that you use the ______ technique.

flat across the surface of the nail plate

When blending a nail tip at the contact area, the fine-grit buff block should be held _______.


What is the strongest material used as a nail wrap?


The product that accelerates the curing process of resins and adhesives is called a wrap resin accelerator or _______.

nail dehydrator

A product applied to the surface of natural nails to remove moisture and improve adhesion.

non-acetone remover

To avoid damaging nail wraps when removing existing polish, use a _______.

tip cutter

An implement similar to a nail clipper, designed especially for use on nail tips.


Fabric wraps are the most popular type of nail wrap because of their ______.


Gel adhesives are sometimes referred to as ______.

fiberglass wraps

Which wraps are made from a very thin synthetic mesh with a loose weave?

two weeks

A client with nail wraps should come back to the salon about _____ after the original application for the first maintenance service.


The structural correction of the nail during a nail wrap maintenance service to ensure its strength, shape, and durability.

slide them off with a wooden pusher

To remove fabric wrap, you first soak them in acetone and then __________.

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