The Theory of Nails

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  1. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Lamps don’t cause cancer
    2. Learning the different types of UV light
    3. Understanding the difference between LED and CFL

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. What the signs are for under cured gel
    2. Remembering to do thin layers – not too much product
    3. Check the gel is suitable for the lamp

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Understanding what we see on the Electromagnetic Spectrum
    2. How long we’d have to be exposed for the small amount of UVB to make a difference
    3. That MacFarlane and Alonso were so misinformed before stating alledged facts!!!

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To check the gel is correctly cured
    2. To change the bulbs as required
    3. To answer the clients concerns with facts

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. The some of the questions in the Quiz have multiple answers so choose all that are applicable – not just one!!!

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      Spot on 🙂

  2. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Quiz 2. UV vs LED lamps 3. UVB is the bad one

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Confession, i’m a brand mixer – will always use same brand base and top coat and lots happen to be same brand but there is a few and my lamps haven’t matched product since I first bought a kit years ago! So if going to have paying clients will need to work on getting one system 2. explaining the science and facts to people re LED lamps

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. that LEDs not replaced 2. how getting cancer from a few minutes under a lamp it is such a concern for Kiwis when we aren’t generally that sunsmart anyway 3. exothermic reactions

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. UVB exposure is less than spending no more than extra 30 seconds a day outside for a fortnight between apointments
    2. can still do service with sunscreen on 3. signs of overcuring

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. quite interesting module

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      Such a good point about us being sunsmart (or not). I feel like so much negativity about nails is about Cancer, but so many Sunsmart ads are about ‘Damage’ not necessarily the C-Word?

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

    1. The lamps we use are not going to give you cancer

    2. That UVB is the burning and aging light

    3. quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Being Sun Smart (that i have more chance getting cancer on my hands driving than getting my nails done)

    2. how to explain it to a customer easily

    3. Mke sure my products are the right ones for my lamp

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That my products need to match my lamp, (guess this is good for brand loyalty as well.)

    2. How two women managed to effect the entire worlds view of something, ( always be careful what you say)

    3. led lamps cure faster and you dont replace bulbs ( win win)

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. That your not going to give a client cancer doing there nails and also i can buy products to ease there nerves if they need it, ie:- the disposable fingertip less gloves

    2. UVA is cancer causing and you need broad spectrum sunscreen to aid with filtering this out

    3. I will need to replace any unit every three years for it work effectively

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

    1. Take your time and some of the quiz is multi choice so dont be fooled like me and have to redo it lol

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      Perfect, well done!

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Getting closer to completing the Assessment
    2. UVA vs UVB
    3. Understanding the difference between a UV lamp and an LED lamp

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Reassuring clients that are worried about UVB exposure during their appointment
    2. Choosing a brand and sticking with it
    3. Ensuring proper curing

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That over curing is dangerous
    2. That LED lamps are in fact more economical in the long run

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Signs of under curing
    2. The real risks associated with UV lamps
    3. Risks of not curing properly

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Pay close attention to the difference between UV and LED lamps and what makes UV light more intense.

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      Awesome work Dianne, under and overcuring is SO important!

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

    1.Our lamps do not cause cancer

    2. Use the same brand lamp for the product

    3. Discussion points for how to put the clients mind at ease,

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Understanding the spectrum

    2. Look out for signs of over/under curing

    3. Look more in to Doug Schoon’s work

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The differences between UVA & UVB

    2. SPF vs broad spectrum sunscreens

    3. There is such a thing as over curing

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. UV lamps do not cause cancer

    2. Use as directed

    3. Don’t need to replace LED bulbs, only update the technology after a few years

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

    1. Take your time to really read the info about the spectrum

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      Doug Schoon is wonderful, search his YouTube channel!

  6. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Lamps wont cause cancer
    2. Not all UV lamps will cure a gel polish, best to stick with recommendations of the manufacturer
    3. Putting a client at ease

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remember to replace bulbs in uv lights 2-4x a year – dependant on use. and 3 yearly replacement of LED lamp
    2. Femembering equivilant seexposure times to natural sunlight
    3. difference between UVA and UVB – i keep getting mixed up thinking our lamps are UVBnot UVA

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. A lot of the undercuring symptoms I have experienced in the past
    2. Why it is best to stick to the recommended brand as per manufacrturers label

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Symptoms of overcuring
    2. Symptoms of undercuring
    3. UV lamps will not cause cancer

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Remember that some questions are multichoice, if you see multiple answers, select them all

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      Just to clarify for people reading in the future – If you see multiple answers, select all the *correct* ones, not just *all* of them 🙂

  7. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. the uv quiz
    2. the difference between LED and UV lamps
    3. signs of under curing and over curing
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. knowledge is key, having a good understanding of the facts to give clients peace of mind about the uv nail lamp
    2. building client trust with having a good knowledge of UV nail lamps
    what are three things that really surprised you?
    1. the level of anxiety out there from others about uv nail lamps and the rumours that they are unsafe
    2. the difference between UV lamps and LED
    3. what can happen if curing is not done properly
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. how the lamp itself, the wattage, the number of lamps and how close to your hand the lamp is, can impact the curing process.
    2. use the same branded lamp as the polish you are using
    3. bubbles underneath the gel, can be signs of under curing
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. if unsure about something, there is lots of support from educators and fellow students. ask questions on the facebook group page

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      Love that advice, and love this – ‘knowledge is key’!

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    What are 3 things you nailed iin this module?
    1. The difference between UV and LED lamps
    2. Curing is not about wattage, that is power consumption not uv output.
    3. keep to using same brand products with the brands nail lamp.

    What are 3 things you really need to continue work on?
    1. Signs around under and overcuring.
    2. different photoinitiators for LED gels vs traditional uv gels
    3. Explaing the curing process to clients in a way that makes sense to both (ha!)

    What are 3 things that surprosed you?
    1. When the uv products harden and assuming it is fully cured ( curing to around 90% to avoid skin sensitivites)
    2. What the electromagnetic spectrum was and its wavelengths/intensities.
    3. The bulb positioning and the reflector inside a lamp are important factors when lookiing for a lamp… CHOOSE WISELY!!

    What are 3 things you will never forget?
    1. Nail lamps dont cause cancer!
    2. Taking care of your products, so they will last longer replace the bulbs when they need replacing.
    3. Dont listen to everything you hear!

    What advice would you give a newbie starting this module?
    Get to know the facts, opinions can be dramatized way bigger than they need to be, research the products you are using.

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      Loooove that advice, shout it from the rooftops!

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

    1. The difference between UV and LED lamps

    2. Ways to ease a clients mind

    3.

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

    2.

    3.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. What level of NM the human eye can see

    2. The back of your hand is the most UV resistant part of your body

    3. Not all SPF sunscreens cover UVA AND UVB

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Use the correct brand with correct lamp

    2. UV lamps do ot cause cancer

    3. What level of NM the human eye can see (400 – 780 nm)

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

    1.

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

    1. The difference between UV and LED lamps

    2. The quiz, although I did get one wrong but think it was the question with multiple answers and I’d left two unchecked (whoops)

    3. Lamps can’t cause cancer and clients will not get a tan off the lighting.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Putting clients at ease with informative conversations about the LED lamps if they ask and also offer sunscreen with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB rating if they are at all concerned.

    2. Under curing and over curing signs to look out for.

    3. Tracking down the company of product I use coes actually dont think they have come out with there own lamp. The product is just rated to what lamps work best. But I will do my research in to this. Otherwise it might be worth changing my products, which will be sad because I love the the ones I am using.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. What/where on the spectrum the human eye can see (400-780nm)

    2. Using the correct branded lamp that goes with the same branded product as all LED lamps do not cure the same. I have felt the extreme pain of an exothermic reaction and it isn’t pretty. Was always told its just a heat spike it will go soon 🙁 ‘Oh my dear god’) it didn’t and the burn was serious. This is why I will only do my own nails and am very choosy who I allow to do my nails. I only trust my friend who is in the nail industry to do them for me if I can’t be bothered doing them (well the left hand anyways lol)

    3. How under cured product can be dangerous.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Not all spf sunscreens cover UVA and UVB rays

    2. UV and LED lamps do not cause cancer.

    3. The wattage of the lamp has nothing to do with its curing ability and only that of the power supply.

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

    1. Revise all modules.

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

    1. The differences between a UV/CFL and LED
    2. Understanding the electromagnetic spectrum
    3. ALWAYS use the lamp for your brand

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Continue to familiarise myself with the curing for my particular brand
    2. Remember the identifying marks of under cured product
    3. Memorise the facts about UV & LED lamps and their relation to cancer.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Under cured product is particularly dangerous to the the technician

    2. The size of the bulb has no significance on the intensity of the curing

    3. The wattage of a lamp doesn’t impact the curing of the product. It is related to the power supply.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Uncured product is dangerous

    2. Always use the lamp for your brand

    3. Wattage relates to the power supply and not the curing

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

    1. Watch the video and read the notes as many times as you need to, to understand the concepts. Don’t underestimate the illustrations, they’re very valuable.

  12. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Learning about the electromagnetic spectrum!
    2. Knowing the true facts about cancer rumors
    3. The dangers and what to look for when polish has been improperly cured.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Working on remembering facts to do with the lamp, in case a client requests knowledge
    2. Remembering to change the lamp depending of how many clients you are seeing a week
    3. To read through the information every so often to rebuild my knowledge.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That every brand of gel polish should be used with the same brand lamp.
    2. The difference between Led and UV lights
    3. That the client can put sunscreen on if they have any anxieties about the lamp
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To use the correct lamp to your Gel polish
    2. What to look out for when polish has under cured
    3. That UV Doesn’t cause cancer!
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take lots of notes, could be great to make some little info sheets for your salon, good to show your clients that are unsure of the effects 🙂

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      Such a good idea to make info sheets for clients! 🙂

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

    1. The difference between UV and LED lamps.

    2. What increases the intensity of the lamp – wattage, number of bulbs, how far from clients fingernails

    3. That not having properly cured nails is very damaging for the client and technician. Through reactions of the product on the client and reactions from the filings for the technician.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Prepare my story clearly in my head on what I would say to a client who is worried about UV scares – such as cancer.

    2. Doing more reading on the articles provided.

    3. Read over this content again before doing final assignment as there is a lot in this.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Hearing about the exothermic reaction. I know that I have had a heat reaction before when attending a salon where a product was applied that did not match the lamp and this did really hurt. I was told to just lift my hand and then put back down again – interesting to me now.

    2. At 55% cured gels feel hard.

    3. Patients on certain medication, such as chemo should not use lamp.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Make sure that if I decide to go with another gel product to get the appropriate lamp to support and that I cure polish for the correct time indicated on the product.

    2. Gel is cured around 90% and you will never know if this has reached here by the naked eye. This supports the need for the correct lamp.

    3. UV considered outdated technology and LED lamps are much faster and therefore shorter exposure time.

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

    1. This is another very interesting module and solidifies yet another technical, scientific and complex component, that reflects the importance of what surrounds this occupation – being a nail technician is so exciting, and complex.

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      Exciting and complex is such a good description for it!

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

    1.How to set a clients mind at ease with facts and statistics not opinions

    2.That lamps do not cause Cancer

    3.The absolute importance of using the correct bulbs for your lamp

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Just totally understanding what UV-B and UV-A and UV-C mean and being able to explain it

    2.Recognising under curing over curing

    3.The differences between UV and LED lamps

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.That offering a client sunscreen is an option

    2.That a clients hands are more likely to be exposed to UV light while driving

    3.How often you need to replace your lamps depending on how many times they are being used

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.These lamps do not cause cancer!!

    2.I really enjoyed Doug Schoons findings

    3.That the back of the hand is 4 times more resistant to UV that nthe cheek and forehead

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

    1.Keep at it even if it seems over whelming you can do this

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      “How to set a clients mind at ease with facts and statistics not opinions” LOVE this

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

    1. I nailed in this module already thinking about good scents when a client comes into the salon or room. We always have candles, diffusers, essential oils etc going generally in my house hols so that is an easy transition for me when it comes to having my own work space and relaxing space that my clients can come into.

    2. I nailed in this module knowing what UV is in short for ultra violet light and LED is in short for light emitting Diode. again my current job comes into having this knowledge prior to this module, But that is really about where my knowledge went

    3. I nailed in this module already having the knowledge that UV lights do not cause cancer, Again that it about where my knowledge went I do not have the full understanding or facts to back it up.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to work on getting myself a UV light. I have of my own but its pretty old and getting on. I would not be happy if i presented that to my clients. So I need to have a look into what I want to invest in.

    2. I need to work on having the right information and really understanding it not just knowing it, about UV light and feeling confident enough to rely this to my clients in that they are in safe hands and that UV will not cause them to have cancer.

    3. I need to work on getting a full understanding and getting my head around that the forms in which light and intensity are measured in and that these are too different things.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I was surprised that the use of the light for a client UVB is equal to spending and extra 17-26 seconds a day in the 2 weeks between appointments. This is actually a really fun fact to know.

    2. I was surprised to know that you can use sunscreen on a client and or get moisterising gloves that can have the nails or tips of the fingers taken off if that is what a client prefers to use.

    3. I was surprised to know that the backside of the hand is the most UV resistant part of the body. This is just mind blowing to be honest. and really interesting.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I will never forget that for example air pockets, wrinkles, dull areas of the skin mean that the the gel is under cured.

    2. I will never forget to make sure that I am using the right light for the right gel product. I will make sure that I am taking much more notice of this in the future.

    3. I will never forget that the hardening on a gel product is not the sam as a cure of the gel product. I guess before now that because a gel product is hard it is cured but no. Really to me is another fun fact to know.

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

    1. Really take your time to fully understand the use of UV light as it is such a crucial tool in our day to day practice.

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      “Really understanding it not just knowing it” I LOVE this!! Well done, you did a great job of this section

  16. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. The Quiz!
    2. Understanding that the lamps do NOT cause cancer.
    3. Using the same brands together.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Familiarizing myself with the signs of under and over curing.
    2. Practicing a way to ease a clients mind when they are certain the lamps cause cancer.
    3. Setting up my work space.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Being able to offer a client sunscreen if they aren’t sure.
    2. You don’t need to replace the bulbs in a LED lamp
    3. That there was such thing as an under cured nail. (New to this!)
    What are three things that you will never forget?
    1. Use the recommended lamp for the brand you are using.
    2. Being on medication (due to staying out the sun) can be a real risk to the client if using the lamps.
    3. Using the wrong bulbs can cause a real risk to the client.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. To keep taking notes – take your time and let everything sink in before moving on.

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      This is awesome Carolyn, a perfect summary of everything we would hope you would take away 😀

  17. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The dangers and what to look for when the polish has been improperly cured.
    2. The difference between LED and UV lamps.
    3. Lamps won’t cause cancer.
    What are the three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Recognizing under curing over curing.
    2.Make sure my products are the right ones for my lamp.
    3.Remembering to do thin layers – not too much product.
    What are the three things that really surprised you?
    1.That a client’s hands are more likely to be exposed to UV light while driving.
    2. What the electromagnetic spectrum was and its wavelengths/intensities.
    3. What can happen if curing is not done properly.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Gel is cured around 90% and you will never know if this has reached here by the naked eye. This supports the need for the correct lamp.
    2. Taking care of your products, so they will last longer replace the bulbs when they need replacing.
    3. If you will over cure it will be dangerous.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Watch video very carefully, and make notes. Because it is a lot of information. First, try to understand each lesson and keep practicing
    which will make you confident and you can give all the knowledge to your clients without any doubt and make your client happy and regular.

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      Love that advice, well done!

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

    1. All UV lamps are not equal and will not preform the same
    2. Dangers of improper curing
    3. UVB is the wavelength that causes skin damage

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Wavelengths and intensity
    2. Difference between UV lamps and LED
    3. Signs of under/over curing

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Importance of choosing the right lamp
    2. The backside of the hand is the most UV resistant part of the body
    3. Sunscreen label must say ‘broad spectrum’ UVA/UVB to be most effective

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Match brands
    2. Giving clients the facts
    3. UV lamps do not cause cancer

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

    1. Know your facts and have a good understanding to increase client peace of mind

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      Awesome, powering through!

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

    1. That it is important to use the same brand UV/LED lamp and products together.
    2. The UV/LED lamps do not cause cancer
    3. Signs of improper curing

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. A short version of how to explain that the gel lamps will not cause cancer
    2. The difference between LED and UV gel lamps
    3. Thinner layers

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. LED lamps cure much faster
    2. Wattage determines the power usage not the UV strength of the bulb.
    3. Improper curing can cause complications for yourself if repeatedly exposed to the dust of filing and removal of those nails.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The lamps do not cause cancer
    2. Improper curing can cause harm to yourself
    3. UV lamps do not cause cancer

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

    1. Basically just take notes is all I can say 🙂

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      “A short version of how to explain that the gel lamps will not cause cancer” – “Although the lamp is UV, it’s using a specific range of UV light equivalent to less than 1% of what the sun emits and is the equivalent of going into the sun for 17 seconds a day with only the backs of your hands showing”

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

    1. Difference between LED and CFL

    2. Curing Lamp will not cause cancer

    3. LED lamps are faster to work on.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Read or watch Doug Schoon’s videos or articles.

    2. Remember the signs of under curing and over-curing

    3. Learn to put the clients at ease, how to explain to fussy/stubborn clients about lamps how safe are these.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. LED lamps gets replaced not the bulbs after few years

    2. Rumours that the lamps are unsafe

    3. The back of the hands are the most UV resistant parts of our body.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. lamps will probably need replacing after 3 years of normal use.

    2. To stick with the same brand. not to mix brands.

    3. Its okay if the client wants to put sunscreen on their hands.

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

    1. A lot to learn

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      Doug Schoon is AMAZING

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

    1. Signs when gel isn’t cured correctly

    2. Gel lamps don’t cause cancer (used correctly)

    3. To use the correct lamp for the type of brand/system you will be using

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning the script, or what to say with clients concerned about cancer and lamps

    2. Keep an eye on cure/ finished product to ensure lamp is services (bulbs don’t need changing)

    3.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The amount of research (and evidence) gone into lamps, is reassuring

    2. What can happen if you don’t use the right lamp for the brand of gel

    3. All the examples given for the times your hand is under the lamp as apposed to being exposed in the sun

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Gel lamps don’t cause cancer

    2. What happens and why your nails are under cured

    3. that you can offer extra services if a client is unsure about the exposure of the gel lamp

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

    1. Lots to learn about UV, and it seems there are some important facts to learn for future clients

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      Re the script, try explaining it to random friends and family members! Just say ‘Can I please practice explaining why UV lamps don’t cause cancer’ and then after the explanation, re-read your notes to check what you missed. After 5 or 6 times you’ll create your own script and won’t need ours 🙂

  22. I totally nailed:
    1. that the name of the light scale is the Electromagnetic Spectrum (kinda reminded me of the ‘Doc’ in back to the future lol)!
    2. the difference between Led lamps and UV lamps
    3. understanding that its important to stick to the brand of lamp appropriate for your products
    I need to work on:
    1. Remembering the evidence I’ve read to a point where i can relay the information to clients who might have concerns about the lamp
    2. understanding more about the Exothermic Reaction
    3. paying more attention to the actual directions on the product – even if familiar – avoiding overcuring etc.
    i will never forget:
    1. that Led lights are better than UV
    2. that lamps don’t cause cancer
    3. that moisturising gloves are an option for those clients that might be super worried or paranoid about it.
    Advice:
    Get confident in the faith you put in your products and equipment – if you’re confident, chances are your clients will be too 🙂
    I have a question though Penny –
    when i do putty nails, there is always burning to the fingers when they are first put under the lamp, every person that has had putty and when I’ve done it on myself this seems to happen, is that expected or is it something wrong with my application?

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      Which lamp are you using? The Cure Box has a slow cure mode for the 1 minute button, which helps to avoid heat spikes. Otherwise to avid them you can apply thinner or work in a cooler environment 🙂

  23. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed this Module?
    1- Using the right curing lamp for your products and follow manufacturers instructions
    2- Working in thin layers
    3- The differences between UV and LED lamps

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1- Knowing what to say to ease clients concerns about UV/LED lamps
    2- Watch out for signs of heat spikes
    3- More research so I know what I’m talking about to others lol

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1- UV lamps have special internal filters that remove almost all UVB
    2- The amount of UVB that a client is exposed to is equal to spending and extra 17-26 seconds in the sun everyday for the two weeks between nail appointments.
    3- The back side of our hands are four times more resistant to UV than the forehead or cheek.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1- Apply gel polish in thin layers
    2- Use the right Gel polish and lamp together
    3- UV and LED lamps are not cancer causing.

    What advice would you give a newbie starting this Module?
    Take your time reading through this Module soak it all in so you have facts for concerned clients.

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      Isn’t that backs-of-hands thing interesting?! After a week of holiday, lots of us had mild sunburn but not a single person had burnt hands and I can’t remember ever having sunburnt hands before – yet they’re never covered

      1. Now that I think about it, I don’t remember having sunburnt hands either!

  24. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Completing this Module in one day. I won this time, procrastination.
    2. Understanding how important it is to have the right lamp for your polish, as it’s the only way to guarantee a proper cure. So it’s really important to be sure about the brand you want to use before investing in a lamp.
    3. Going over the part about wavelength/intensity distinction until I understood.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Recognising the signs of under cured or over cured product.
    2. Make sure I can reassure clients that UV exposure through services is safe, with reference to the science.
    3. Stock moisturising gloves in my salon in case clients want them.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. You can badly burn a client’s nail bed by using an LED lamp on a UV-only product
    2. The back of the hand is the most UV-resistant part of the body, and a client’s hands are likely to be exposed to more UV light while driving their cars than they will receive from UV gel nail services.
    3. Lamps emit very little UVB rays – hence no tanning.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Hardened is not the same as cured. Undercured product is a leading cause of skin sensitivities and service breakdowns
    2. A lamp can be used for 25 mins per day before exceeding recommended safe limits.
    3. UVB is linked with tanning and signs of ageing, while UVA is linked with cancer.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    For the first time so far in the course I had this chapter revision template open and completed it alongside the module. This helped me process what I was learning as I immediately re-worded it for the revision.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      That’s GREAT advice! And well done for smashing it out in one day 😀

  25. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Understanding you can’t cure any gel in any lamp.
    2. The Quiz!
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Continue to learn and memorise the facts so I’m confident when talking to clients who have concerns about UV exposure.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How much more exposure you have from natural sunlight vs your LED lamp
    2. That the back of your hands is the most UV resistant part of your body.
    3. Gel manicures should be avoided if clients are on certain medication.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. How to spot an under-cured gel.
    2. Gels harden at 55%, but they should be cured to 90% (don’t fall into the trap of thinking it’s cured when it’s not)
    3. Always follow manufacture instructions & only use the lamp tested for your product range.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. As always, take loads of notes!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Awesome work Rhian!

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

    1. learning that there are differences between led and uv light

    2. understanding violet light

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. curing correctly

    2. asking clients if they want sunscreen ln there hand

    3. memorizing the facts

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. the back of our hands

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. hazards

    2. different curing

    3. reading the labels

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

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Well done 🙂

  27. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The quiz
    2. Learning the difference between traditional UV lamps and LED lamps
    3. To use the brand specific curing box otherwise your client could have adverse reactions

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering the information about the wavelengths
    2. Remembering the ways UV intensity changes within the lamps
    3. Learning how to figure out whether a gel is over or undercured

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How often you have to change the bulbs in a traditional UV lamp
    2. That it was a thing that people believe UV lamps cause cancer
    3. The wrong bulb in the UV lamp can cause improper curing

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. That most of the UV light emitted from our lamps are UVA
    2. That our UV and LED lamps DO NOT cause cancer, I didn’t even know this was a thing until this course..
    3. Light is measured in wavelengths and intensity

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Find the easiest way for you to really sink in what is being taught to you in a way that you can easily come back to study 🙂

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      Awesome work 😀

  28. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. How to recognise under curing and over curing
    2. Understanding what makes the light in the lamps more intense or less intense
    3. The difference between CFL/UV and LED Lamps.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Doing thin layers and not too much product!
    2. Practicing how to explain to clients that the lamps are safe and won’t cause cancer
    3. Continuing to make my nail space something that I’m proud of 🙂

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How much there is to learn about UV light.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Over and under curing characteristics.
    2. That gel lamps do not cause cancer.
    3. Gels harden at 55% but only properly cure at 90%

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

    1. Persist with taking notes, they will come in handy.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Perfect 🙂

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

    1. Knowing what UV stands for

    2. knowing that you cant use UV only gel in a LED lamp

    3.undrstanding how LED is faster at curing than UV

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. knowing when my gel is under cured or over cured

    2. the reading long articles

    3. understanding the nm

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. UV light from lamps does not cause cancer

    2. the UV doesnt give your hand a tan as theres not much UVB

    3. your nail plate protects your nail bed as if your wearing SPF 40

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. what a exothermic reaction is

    2. cancer is not caused by UV light

    3.that that the top of your hand is least likely to burn than your forehead or cheeks

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

    1. read the facts

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Awesome thorough work 🙂

  30. Three things you’ve absolutely nailed in his module
    1) That humans can see between 400-780 nano metres of light.
    2) That if nails are under cured this can cause a thick inhibition layer on the nail.
    3) That UV lamps do not cause cancer.

    Three things you really need to work on
    1) Understanding the technical jargon involved with UV light.
    2) Taking proper note of the study and researchers names.
    3) Making sure that I know exactly how the UV lamp works in comparison to the LED lamp and how it effects the result of curing nails.

    Three things that really surprised me
    1) That cancer specialists insist that exposure to UVA light through nail lamps causes cancer.
    2) That news and media exposure doesn’t give the public factual information around cancer causing arguments and that it seems like scare mongering.
    3) The technology involved with curing nails and how scientific it is.

    Three things you’d never forget
    1) That you should always use the correct lamp for the product you use on nails for curing.
    2) Strawberry icecream and neopolatin theory where if you don’t use the correct lamp for the polish you are using, this could cause under-curing. This can then cause problems such as a stickier thicker inhibition layer, air bubbles, wrinkling or peeling.
    3) LED cures faster than UV

    What advice would you give a newbie starting this module.

    When completing the quizz, make A NOTE that there are multiple answers to some of the questions. Therefore, tick all the boxes rather than just one where there are 1-3 correct answers to choose from.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Great work on this one, well done 🙂

  31. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The difference between LED and UV lamps
    2. Learning that humans can see 400-780nm of light
    3. Recognising signs of under/over curing
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. when clients ask about cancer
    2. Learning the terminology
    3. Remembering to cure properly
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That UV lamps dont cause cancer
    2. That thin coats work better than thicker coats
    3. The dangers of improper curing
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Thin coats work better
    2. To use the same bulbs recommended for the lamp
    3. LED cures faster than UV
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. NOTES!!!!!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Hahaha that’s my kind of advice

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

    1.UV lights don’t cause cancer!

    2.Use same brand UV Lamps as those are the ones that have been tested with that particular gel

    3.the difference between UVA and UVB – UVB for tanning / burning and UVA for aging

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.staying on brand with the lamps!

    2.I don’t yet have a space but when I do need to work on the sensory aspects per our homework

    3.understanding what affects intensity

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.That the backs of our hands are pretty hardy and uv resistant and that the nail plate essentially provides an spf of 40 to the nail bed underneath!

    2.That people undergoing chemo shouldn’t be exposed to sunlight OR gel manicures!

    3.Wattage only relates to the power draw not the output

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.the things that surprised me above, and

    2.stay onboard with the lamps!

    3.Thin coats always!

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

    1. remembering that UVC is at the far left (most invisible) of the spectrum helps me remember that UVA is the light that we use to cure gel (most available) – (and B is in the middle being irrelevant)

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Love that advice!

  33. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Understanding why you need to use the correct brand lamp with the products
    2. The difference between LED and UV lamps
    3. my thorough note taking, so many important terms to learn

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Being able to clearly explain to clients that the lamps are safe
    2. Make sure I always use the timer when curing to avoid overcuring
    3. Make sure I do thin layers of product

    What are three things that really surprised you and three things you will never forget?
    1. LED lamps cure gel faster than UV
    2. That when driving you are exposed to more UV than a nail service
    3. Lamps don’t encourage cancer cell development

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take many notes, make sure you read the questions carefully when doing the quiz as there are questions with multiple answers to the question.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Great work!

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

    1. Uv lamps don’t cause cancer

    2. The difference between LED and CFL

    3. Keep brands consistent

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Quiz answers can be plural

    2. Explaining easily the fact that the cure box doesn’t cause cancer

    3. Proper curing.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That the first uv study compared nail lamps alongside tanning beds – apples and oranges

    2. That LED lamps can narrow down the uv wavelengths to such a narrow part of the spectrum. That’s cool.

    3. Over curing can happen and is just as dangerous as under curing

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Quizzes can have plural answers

    2. You won’t get a tan from the nail lamp

    3. Back of the Hands are the most uv resistant part of the body

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

    1. Did I mention that answers to the quiz can be plural?

    1. Admin bar avatar

      HAHA… it’s a good lesson learnt, there are plural answers in the assessment too 🙂

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

    1. Getting this far lol

    2. the difference between UVB & UVA

    3. the dangers of improper curing. ( signs of under curing and over curing )

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. reading the question properly ( that quiz got me good with the multiple choice questions )

    2. easily being able to explain to my clients why the lamp doesn’t cause cancer on your hands and educating them on why . FACTS AND STATS NOT OPINIONS.

    3. spending more time understanding how narrow wavelengths work.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. gel nails feel hard at 55%

    2. how often bulbs in traditional uv lamps need to be changed during the year or how often they need to be changed based on your volume of clients.

    3. how dangerous over curing could be for a clients nail if an exothermic reaction was to occur.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. uv lamps don’t cause cancer.

    2. LED lamps cure faster then uv lamps meaning your hand is exposed for a shorter amount of time.

    3. the back of your clients hands are 4 times more resistant to uv rays than the forehead or the Cheek

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

    1. read everything and take a lot of notes, there’s a lot of important info in this module.. read read read.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      “1. Getting this far lol” – Haha, love it! You’re doing so well, keep going! 🙂

  36. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    – the difference between UVA and UVB
    – getting 100% in the quiz
    – difference between UV and LED lamps

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    – the wavelengths for curing
    – what an exothermic reaction is
    – explaining how UV lamps don’t cause cancer

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    – gels harden at 55%
    – vegan doesn’t mean the product is safe!!
    – you can’t see UV light, its beyond what the human eye can see!

    What are three things you will never forget?
    – the hands suffer more UV exposure from driving than getting a gel manicure
    – LED lamps are better as they cure gel products faster
    – UV lamps don’t cause cancer!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    – notes and flashcards for sure!!

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      Perfect 🙂

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