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Nail Polish


Definition of Nail Polish

  1. Nail polish is a solvent-based coating containing pigments and/or dyes used to create decorative effects on fingernails or toenails. It debuted in 1900 as a glossy nail varnish (applied with a camel-hair brush) that wore off in a day, but today’s polish is the icing on the manicure — and pedicure — cake. More than 90% of nail technicians retail polish in their salons and spas, and more than half of nail technicians offer three or more polish lines in their services.

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 14, 2016

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