Naked Nails

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Natural nail manicure
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No polish? No problem. Bare nails are beautiful with the help of these treatments.

Natural nails may appear to be experiencing the bare minimum of nail care, but to maintain ideal health, they utilize a myriad of products. Cuticles are sprinkled with hydrating oils and conditioners; free edges are gracefully filed; and nail plates are buffed to a high-shine finish.

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Naked Nails: Nail Armor

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Treatments offer relief and repair for soft, peeling or brittle nails.

No one wants inflexible, splitting and peeling nails. That’s where natural nail strengtheners come in: They encourage and facilitate nail growth and development. Using the correct treatment for your client’s problem area, these products—applied directly to the lunula—give naked nails the characteristics they crave.

Orly International • 800.275.1111 • Tough Cookie Dry, brittle and sensitive nails get respite with this natural strengthening base cost with African Okoume tree extract.

LCN • 800.86.NAILS • Diamond Power Toughen nails up with one of the hardest substances known to man: diamonds. The gems' dust in this hardener makes it perfect for weak, thin and brittle nails.


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Nail Tek • 631.366.0500 • Hydration Therapy Simply brush on this treatment to gain strength and flexibility for nail plates using pure water for natural moisture balance.

Soft Touch • 800.237.7229 • Overcoat Add strength, protection and shine to natural nails with this coating system for a durable barrier.

Naked Nails: The Nitty-Gritty

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Natural nails need specific filing.

Filing doesn’t mean damage. Natural nails need the right files and pressure. Some tools are more of a hindrance than a help: don’t use 100- or 180-grit files on a natural nail. The coarse grit is too rough and may cause breaking or splitting later.

LCN • 800.86.NAILS • Files Manicure Set Tackle each step of natural nail service with the variety of grits available in this high-quality kit.

CND • 877.263.6245 • File Shape and refine with this 240-grit abrasive, perfect for use on natural nails.

Soft Touch • 800.237.7229 • Files Use these abrasives for delicate filing of clients' free edges.

Naked Nails: Glossy Shine

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Buffers bring the natural shine of nails to the surface without the application of top coat. The three-way type, with grits of 2400/4000/12000, are the perfect tool for natural nails. Be careful not to over-buff, though. Nails only need the treatment once every three to four weeks because the shine remains until the nail grows out or the surface gets scratched.

Backscratchers Salon Systems • 800.832.5577 • SeptiBlock Make your natural nail service simple with this sanitizable and disposable system that includes 100-, 180-, 240- and 600-grit files, and smoother and shiner buffers.

en Vogue • 888.659.5559 • Miracle Shine Beautifully glossy nails in two steps: Smooth the nail plate with Step 1, and buff to a high shine with Step 2.


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Flowery • 800.347.7456 • Nail Buffing Cream Bringing shine to the nail surface is even easier with this cream and free buffer: Use a small amount and smooth until the cream is gone and the nail plate is shiny.

LCN • 800.86.NAILS • Buffer Use the gray side of this buffer to smooth the surface of uneven nail plates, then turn it over to use the white side to shine.

Flowery • 800.347.7456 • Nail File Six files combine in one tool to complete a natural nail service with prepping, smoothing and buffing, plus shaping the free edge.

Naked Nails: Cuticle Rx

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Creams with alpha-hydroxy acid help aid the removal of overgrowth.

Cleanly removing the cuticle is what makes naked nails stand apart from the crowd. Cuticle treatments containing alpha-hydroxy acid help aid the removal of overgrowth in this area, making your job easier and safer. After application, push back the eponychium to expose the cuticle, and gently scrape the dead tissue from the nail plate.

LCN • 800.86.NAILS • Cuticle Softener Cream Soften cuticles with this blend of fruity alpha-hydroxy acids.

NSI • 800.354.6741 • Vanish Cuticle Dissolve Deep-penetrating moisturize is in effect with this alpha-hydroxy acid complex for exfoliating cuticles.


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Galaxy Nails • 800.229.6245 • Cuticle Remover Apply this remover--with moisturizing lanolin--to help easily remove the dead skin around the cuticle area.

CND • 800.833.NAIL • Cuticle EraserA blend of alpha-hydroxy acids combines to moisture the nail plate and exfoliate cuticles.

Color Club • 800.221.8080 • Loosen Up Natural emollients make this formula nourishing while it gently loosens dead skin around the cuticles.

Naked Nails: Oil Slick

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Continuing the natural nail care, retail cuticle oils to your clients. During the service, explain how continued cuticle care--including daily application of oil!--makes nails more flexible, preventing breakage in the long term.

OPI • 800.341.999 • Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil Antioxidant vitamin E combines with avocado, sunflower, sesame and kukui nut oils to hydrate cuticles and nails.

Soft Touch • 800.237.7229 • Cuticle Conditioner Enhance skin's cellular regeneration with jojoba oil in this hypo-allergic formula.


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Duri • 718.209.7070 • Herbatherapy Natural herbal extracts and oils deliver nourishing moisture for increasing nail flexibility and softened cuticles.

EzFlow • 800.621.9585 • Essential Oil Plus Offer your clients this oil, which uses natural botanicals to penetrate deep into skin to encourage healthy nail growth.

LCN • 800.86.NAILS • Nail Oil Nails get treated luxuriously with this moisturizing oil with vitamins A, E and F.