News & Helpful Information

OC Nails Unveils New Color & Improved Design December 08 2014, 0 Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, California. December 8, 2014 – OC Nails is proud to announce the availability of the UV Shield Glove TM “BLACK NIGHT”. This new sleek color brings sophistication and style to your next gel manicure.

What Should I Tip The Girls In The Salon? August 27 2014, 1 Comment

“So, what should I tip the girls?” I hear this question often in the salon. This is really a personal decision and not something I should answer for you. But what I can do is try to offer you some insight so you can make an informed decision.

What’s The Most Important Step In The Gel Manicure Process? July 08 2014, 0 Comments

What’s the most important step in the gel manicure process?

Gel manicures are one of the most requested services in the salon today. They go on like polish, provide a reprieve from chipped nails typically lasting up to two weeks, and best of all they are instantly dry. So, this means no more heart stopping dives into the purse searching for keys while trying not to damage your still wet nails.

Love That Gel Nail Polish, But Know It Doesn't Come Risk-Free May 12 2014, 0 Comments

To protect the hands, Dr. Chris Adigun recommends wearing sunscreen during UV nail sessions, as well as photoprotective gloves with the fingertips snipped off.

The 6 Body Parts That Reveal Your Age First April 29 2014, 0 Comments

I recently read a good article in The Huffington Post discussing the 6 body parts that reveal your age.  What do you think is number one?

How Do I Increase Gel Manicure Sales? April 14 2014, 0 Comments

One of the questions salon owners always want to know is how to increase sales? And as gel manicures have become more popular (see Nails Magazine 2013-2014 Industry Reporthow to increase gel manicure sales and differentiate their offering from the competition?  Although there are many different ways to approach this question here is how one salon has been successful......

OC Nails Launches the UV Shield Glove February 10 2014, 1 Comment

OC Nails Launches the UV Shield Glove TM

SAN CLEMENTE, California. February 10, 2014 – OC Nails today announced the availability of the UV Shield Glove TM. The UV Shield Glove TM blocks 99% of ultraviolet rays and features a beautiful lightweight design, soft breathable fabric, and stylish colors making them a necessity for your next gel manicure.

Doc warns that popular gel manicure is a 'cancer risk' January 07 2014, 0 Comments

Pricey gel manicures that prevent nails from chipping are all the rage — but they can actually increase the risk of skin cancer, according to a disturbing warning from a doctor at the NYU School of Medicine.

Three Scientific Studies Agree – UV Nail Lamps Are Safe! July 29 2013, 0 Comments

Three scientific studies have been performed by different laboratories, all reaching the similar conclusions – UV nail lamps are safe as used in nail salons!

Nail-Salon UV Lamps: Are They Safe? March 07 2013, 0 Comments

You can always count on the tabloids for sensationalism, but one particular headline earlier this week sent shivers of fear through the beauty sphere. "Doc Warns That Popular Gel Manicure Is a ‘Cancer Risk’” screamed the New York Post atop a story that likened the lamps in nail salons to cancer-causing indoor tanning beds.