The Theory of Nails

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  1. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. the quiz 2. from my skin therapist have already got pretty good at identifying ingredients (and what they are actually are) 3. presenting assignment

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. getting and looking at MSDS sheets 2. educating myself more so more confident explaining to clients just because something has a scientific/chemical name it isn’t unnatural 3. ventilation of my work space

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. my inner nerd – really like researching what ingredients actually are and do 2. how long MSDS are (thought one-pagers would be the goal) 3. that people so many people still believe the products cause the harm being on nail (when it’s mostly if they’re ingested/inhaled/or on skin)

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. download MSDS sheets when getting a new product 2. not use a product that I don’t or can’t find out the ingredients of 3. be more careful with “dusty” products

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. don’t worry – you don’t have to memorise or recite any chemical names!

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      Great point in the advice and I love that inner nerd! Haha 😀

    2. I thought MSDS would be one pagers too!! lol

  2. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The Quiz
    2. The Activity
    3. Reducing Risk

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The Chemical Names
    2. Understanding the ingredients and the side effects
    3. Protective Equipment

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The water is a chemical but in hind sight that’s a no-brainer – H20
    2. The side effects of some of the chemials are less / more than i was expecting
    3. That MMA is so so unbreakable!!

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Ventilation
    2. MSDS sheets in a binder and UPDATE!
    3. Never take any chemicals for granted, over exposure is up to you!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. It seems over whelming but take your own notes and the quiz is not on chemical names!!

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      “Never take any chemicals for granted, over exposure is up to you!” – Yessssss!

  3. Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Navigating around MSDS sheets.

    2. Understanding ingredients activity.

    3. Understanding the risks and reducing them.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Implementing risk procedures.

    2. Create and maintain a digital MSDS sheet system.

    3. Remembering the names of products and their usage.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. MMA are safely used in Acrylic powders.

    2. MMA is like concrete and difficult to remove.

    3. Products that state ‘Vegan products’ or ‘5 free’ don’t really state the facts about a products contents and their potential to harm a human.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Vegan and 5 free doesn’t really mean what it states.

    2. Any chemical can be hazardous if misused.

    3. Do not decant from large containers of product. Always decant from smaller well labeled bottles.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Open up 2 tabs side by side. One with the activity or assignment on, and the other with the resource information and pictures so you can copy the information over easily.

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      Great advice!

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Understanding the risks of chemical hazards
    2. MSDS sheets 3. Taking care with how products are stored

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Understanding ingredients 2. MMA vs EMA
    3. Reducing over exposure

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That MMA is still preferred in some salons
    2. Not to drink in work area – I’ve definitely experienced this as “common practice” at the places I’ve been to, Nail Techs mainly drinking coffee with clients while working

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To fill out and keep printed MSDS sheets
    2. How to reduce over exposure and ensure a safe working environment
    3. Correct disposal of waste

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Don’t be scared of the info in this module. The more you know, the more you can educate your clients.

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      Love that advice!

  5. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The Quiz
    2. researching info on goggle
    3. Prevention first
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. How to work a computer
    2.Reducing over exposure
    3.Remembering the names of products
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. hows many msds sheets each product has. (may need more than one folder )lol
    2. that the ventilation sysytem should run allday
    3. That you should never buy product with liquid mma in it.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Ventilation is a must
    2. Prevention first
    3. Print out Msds Sheets and keep in ring binder and updated
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1.Take notes and dont stress thats why you have the msds folder upto date for

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      Awesome! You’re a machine!

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Differences between MMA and EMA

    2. Reading MSDS sheets

    3. Ways over exposure can happen

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to find MSDS for the few products I already have

    2. Get quotes for ventilation options

    3. Familiarise myself with common ingredients so I know what I am actually looking at

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The (now obvious) need for MSDS

    2. The sneaky marketing techniques companies use

    3.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To store MSDS in my salon and update annually

    2. To have ventilation running all day

    3. To help clients understand the difference between using chemicals safely or not

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. If you’re anything like me you’re going to need a nap in the middle of this one haha

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      I need a nap in the middle of breakfast tbf hahaha

  7. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. i think I nailed my assignment 🙂
    2. MSDS
    3. Difference between EMA and MMA

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Memorising the ingredients
    2. Understanding the side effects of the ingrediants

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How dangerous MMA is
    2. Thatsome salons in NZ still continue to use MMA! :O

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Difference between MMA
    2. the importance of decanting to reduce overexposure
    3. PPE

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Practise reciting key ingredients – there arent as many as you think!

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      Awesome!

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    1. using smaller quanities to reduce overexposure
    2. no food and drink near the working area.
    3. Activity Assignment ( hoping haha)

    1. The potential hazards that can come from the chemical ingredients.
    2. Chemical Names ( i spent longer on this talkiing to myself, trying to say them hahh)
    3. Looking into more about ventilation for future use in home salon.

    1. why MSDS sheets are so important to have, a tracked record of what you need to know for product with chemical ingredients.
    2. the difference between MMA vs EMA
    3. MMA is like concrete and hard with the removal process.

    1. MSDS stored with where the products are kepted in a labeled binder.
    2.Using any chemical incorrectly can be a hazard and dangerous.
    3. MMA is poisonous in liquid form, but can be safely used in acrylic powder.

    Glad the kids go back to school on monday hahha i got through it though lol, notetaking, have breaks and drink wine if it helps ha!

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      Haha GENIUSES talk to themselves 😀

  9. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. different ways chemicals can get into your body
    2. what you can do to reduce exposure through inhalation
    3. chemical hazard quiz
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. set up steps to follow in the salon, to prevent exposure to chemicals using small sized containers,
    2. keeping containers closed etc.
    3. becoming more familiar with the MSDS sheets and to ensure to have it in the salon for easy reference.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. how important it is that we take care of our products, storage where and how they are stored and when in use how we use them safely to prevent over exposure to yourself and your client.
    2.water is the most common salon chemical
    3. the con of using MMA if you damaged your nail from impact such as a car door, ouch!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. prevention first
    2.wash your hands to remove dust
    3.the importance of MSDS sheets and having the information available in your salon
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. if unsure just re-watch the video again to help you understand and remember certain points.

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      You’re powering through, well done!

  10. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. MSDS sheets
    2. Reducing the risks, preventing
    3. The importance of PPE gear
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The individual chemicals
    2. Putting together a check list for my salon
    3. All the potential symptoms that are at risk with certain products
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The damage that these ingredients can do!
    2. The facts of why we shouldn’t be using MMA
    3. The importance of MSDS sheets and knowlegde about them
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Up date your MSDS sheets yearly
    2. Always wear PPE to stay on the safe side
    3. Prevention importance, eg. small amounts of product, PPE and storage containers seperate
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Keep notes and read over them every now and then in the future 🙂

  11. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Understanding the purpose and importance of MSDS

    2. What are the risks, and how to best reduce them

    3. Chemical hazard quiz – 100%

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning more about ingredients

    2. Educating myself on products

    3. Figuring out how I’m going to best ventilate my salon

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. water is the most common salon chemical

    2. every product has can be overexposed

    3. The vast range symptoms that come from being overexposed

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. MSDS

    2. Take extra precautions to reduce over exposure

    3. Vegan prodcuts are nor necessarily better!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Educate yourself as much as possible on what products you are using and what’s best for yourself and your clients.

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Chemical hazard quiz 100% yay!!!

    2. Importance of MSDS sheets. And I now have a folder dedicated to them and sourcing all the MSDS sheets needed for my products that are used.

    3. Importance of PPE gear and how to protect myself and clients from harmful chemicals.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. After using nail wipes putting them in a sealed jar or bag to reduce the risk of leaning on it.

    2. Aside from windows and the door looking into maybe a desk top extraction unit to whip dust and debris away.

    3. Learning about my chemicals I use and being aware of actually how harmful they are.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That use nail wipes just sitting on your desk can be harmful with breathing in the vapours even though it may be undetectable to yourself and making sure using a sealed container or bag to keep them in between each use on that client.

    2. Was really surprised that water is our most dangerous chemical, as I never saw water as being a chemical. (bit red faced about that)

    3. The amount of symptoms that can come from being overexposed. I must be super sensitive as I can’t use just normal nail polish as it makes me cough, I get runny itchy eyes and cannot get through a normal manicure using normal nail polish. I also get overwhelmed by monomer.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Putting my nail wipes in a small container or holding bag between uses when working on clients.

    2. Keeping myself well educated on the MSDS sheets in my nail salon, and updating them yearly.

    3. Keeping my own skin free from dust, and preventing overexposure for myself and my clients.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Lots of revision, I know I will be going back through all the modules before the assessment and watching all the videos to refresh myself.

  13. 1. Understanding that all these ingredients are safe when used as directed.
    2. You get what you pay for – not to be sucked in by what is cheaper eg MMA vs EMA.
    3. Liquid MMA is the issue and should be avoided not the powder form.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Setting up a folder of MSDS sheets for each of the chemicals I have.
    2. Becoming more familiar with ingredients in products.
    3. Sourcing PPE gear such as nitrate gloves, range of funnel sizes, snap-lock bags for double bagging, stainless steel rubbish bin with lid.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That water was the most dangerous chemical in the world
    2. MMA liquid was being used by some technicians considering the issues.
    3. That we don’t have better nail regulations in New Zealand.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Be aware of clients that may have MMA on and be very careful about what action to take here – will I remove or will I ask them to get this removed from their past technician. I feel I will ask them to get this removed elsewhere and kindly explain why.
    2. Minimising exposure to chemicals is the best form of potential harm. Carefully following MSDS procedures.
    3. Being very aware of the ways chemicals can get into the body; breathing, having on skin or eyes, swallowing. Ensuring that practices consider these issues and minimise body contamination wherever possible.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. This is a massive module. Read, re-read, research and reflect. Make notes on ideas of actions needed for your future practice environment. I will definitely be coming back to this module many times to reflect.

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      I love that PPE To-Do List!

  14. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.The quiz

    2.The activity sheet for the MSDS i quite enjoyed this one

    3.That I would much rather spend $220 on EMA than $20 on MMA

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Making sure I know what ingredients are actually in my product

    2.Remembering to always have updated MSDS on hand in my salon when i finally am able to open one

    3.Theres lots to work on in this one …. Being able to pronounce those big words!!! haha

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.I was surprised its not that hard to protect yourself if you just follow all the rules wear the correct gloves etc and have the right ventilation

    2.I was surprised that NZ does not have stricter rules as do some other countries

    3.I was so surprised to find out water is the most dangerous chemical but as penny explained it , it totally made sense

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.I will never forget the difference between MMA and EMA

    2.That its my choice to treat a client that has MMA on and i absolutely have the right to say NO

    3.Over exposure how to prevent

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.This one was a lot to take in and i literally just kept going back and revising and im sure i will go back may times more.. Read and read again

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      So impressed that you took the time to go back and revise, well done!

  15. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. MSDS sheets.
    2. Differences between MMA and EMA.
    3. Understanding the risks and reducing them.
    What are the three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Keeping containers closed etc.
    2. Making sure I know what ingredients are actually in my product.
    3. Ventilation of my workspace.
    What are the three things that really surprised you?
    1. Water is the most common salon chemical
    2. How dangerous MMA is.
    3. The facts of why we shouldn’t be using MMA.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Difference between MMA and EMA.
    2. To have ventilation running all-day.
    3. To fill out and keep printed MSDS sheets.
    4. How to reduce overexposure and ensure a safe working environment.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take notes and don’t stress, it can be difficult to remember in the beginning but keep practicing to make you perfect and confident, and then you can give your best. So you will be more knowledgable and you will make your clients knowledgable as well.

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      “And you will make your clients knowledgable as well” Looooove this!!

  16. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I nailed in this module the quiz, although there were only three questions on this one. They really made you think about the correct answer and for me it was being really confident in that I know he right answer.

    2. I nailed in this module making sure I am storing equipment and product in tight secure containers. I just do this naturally almost everywhere in the house hold anyway. This means lowering the risk of exposure to chemicals not just for me but those who come into our house hold. I do this as i say in the household in other areas such as the fridge to stop contamination of foods and to stop the tainting of oder. I know different areas but have over laps in my opinion anyway.

    3. I nailed in this module already having the knowledge in MSDS I am use to calling these safety data sheets as I work at a hardware store that it everyday dealing with hazardous substances. I am now to adapt that knowledge into what I want to be my new career in the nail industry.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to continue to work on getting tools and equipment like the coffee container you mentioned as this will contain the chemical oder and the chemical substance.

    2. I need to continue to work on researching into more appropriate ventilation then just relying in the doors and windows being open. If I am wanting to have a salon from home I need to really review where I am at with that anyway but the ventilation as I am an asthmatic so again like you say having to not only put my clients health a priority but mine also.

    3. I need to continue to work on the appropriate clothing, I am wanting to once I am qualified have my own uniform that why I am not having to everyday wake up and think about what will be appropriate for what the day will bring. Rather then using an apron and clothing that will cover my arms then hat potentially being damaged.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I was surprised to know and for it to be put into perspective that water off all things is the worlds most dangerous chemical. I think we all understand it but as I say we don’t actually put it into perspective. That water is a chemical and that water kills.

    2. I was surprised that 99% of chemicals we come into contact with are completely safe and beneficial. Again I think this is a stigma that we are trained to almost believe that everything is harmful and bad for us.

    3. I was surprised to learn that pretty much everything is a chemical. Again I just have not really thought about it much. I am really enjoying things that almost blow my mind a little. lol

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I will never forget to wash hands arms and face, and to wash hands before and after as when you look at it washing before to get rid of any biological hazard and after to get rid of any chemical hazardous substances.

    2. I will never forget that the traditional lacquer recipe has not changed over he past 80 years and with that no one has died from it. To not go with the hype of say facebook ads and research into products before going any further.

    3. I will never forget to never exceed the instructed use of products as doing so exposure to unsafe levels is dangerous. This may be a thing of using my common sense but It really is so important into again not only my clients health and safety but my own.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Don’t rush this module, really take your time to understand this module completely.

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      It’s so fun seeing how much you’re enjoying this!

  17. What are the three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. How to understand and read the MSDS sheets.
    2. The Quiz!
    3. The importance of not having food or drink near the work station.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Printing off the MSDS sheet records to store in a binder.
    2. Getting a quote for an extraction unit.
    3. Remembering all the side effects to each ingredient.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Water being the most dangerous chemical in the world.
    2. How quickly we can put ourselves in danger by overexposure.
    3. How hard it can be to remove MMA.
    What are three things that you will never forget?
    1. To ALWAYS wash my hands before and after each client (Thoroughly washing arms and hands)
    2. To always wear appropriate clothing
    3. That it is better to use less product than loads of product.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. Take heaps of notes – absorb it all as much as you can.

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      I love how much the water thing surprises everyone!

  18. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Wearing appropriate PPE/clothing
    2. Importance of correct ventilation
    3. Correct disposal of waste

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Product ingredients
    2. Understanding MSDS sheets
    3. Reducing/minimizing over exposure

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Strong smelling chemicals are not a bad thing
    2. Most nail products are vegan even though not stated
    3. Not to drink in work areas

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Prevention first
    2. Washing hands, arms and face throughout the day (baby wipes on hand)
    3. All chemicals if used correctly are safe

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Every chemical substance has a safe and unsafe level of exposure – we must learn to follow the ‘safe working’
    rules!

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      Perfect advice! Let us know how we can help with MSDS Sheets 🙂

  19. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Ventilation

    2. To use as less chemicals as possible and to distribute smaller amounts

    3. Washing thoroughly, before, during and after, both myself and my client.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. MSDS sheets

    2. Quick knowledge of Ingredients in products

    3. PPE equipment eg, Dust masks and gloves ( I find it easier without gloves so I must practice with them and master it ) i also must source dust masks.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Everything we see and touch is a chemical.

    2. Vegan is not necessarily the best option but rather a personal preference. Price does not deflect quality so to speak.

    3. Reference numbers on products are very useful

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Water is a dangerous chemical

    2. Over exposure can have extreme effects on yourself and or client.

    3. That it is in my best interest for myself due to dermatitis flaring up to refuse MMA removal and gently let my client know to go back to the nail technician that carried out their service.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    You must take notes it is vital, i have my note pad open as i tend to forget certain things lol this can get pretty intense BUT .. it is all for your benefit as well as the clients 🙂 totally worth it.

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      I also don’t like wearing gloves, I feel like I can’t see what I’m doing if I can’t also feel it? Weird I know.

  20. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Chemicals can get in to our bodies by breathing, Dust, mist and vapours as well.
    2. Proper Ventilation in the salon is so important.
    3. Use dispenser bottles with small openings.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Appropriate Mask
    2. First Aid Kit
    3. Appropriate place to work on Nails.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. A new born baby’s skin is 100% chemical
    2. 99% of chemicals we come in contact with are safe and beneficial .
    3. Water is the most common salon chemical.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Professional – only products are typically formulated to minimise the exposure and the potential for adverse health effects.
    2. Wear appropriate PPE.
    3. If proper care is not taken, a normally safe product can become dangerous.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    There are safe working rules we must follow.

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      This is a copy and paste of your previous Chapter Revision?

      1. There are 2 in last chapter revision. Messed it up again and couldn’t find edit or delete button so I copied and pasted on here that was supposed to be here. There is a separate one there for that chapter as well.

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