NAIL TERM GLOSSARY B
NAIL TERM GLOSSARY
Our nail term glossary is a resource provided to our customers which offers simple definitions for various terms used in reference to nail care.
Please feel free to peruse our glossary for any terms you wish to define.
A nail maintenance procedure usually done with electric file, so as to re-create the smile line OR feature.
Bacteria are single-celled microscopic organisms, some of these are harmful, but most serve a useful purpose.
Substances that can kill bacteria.
Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, its crystalline and white in color. In nail care industry it can be used as exfoliant OR can be mixed with hydrogen peroxide to whiten nail bed.
Balance Point Positioning
Stabilizing body parts for steady control.
Small, reflective strings that are made up of glitter.
Exchange of goods and services between two or more parties.
Having a pH value of greater than 7.0 (neutral)
Base cost is substance applied on nails before application of colored polish, it helps in protecting nails from the damaging effects of nail polish.
Beau's lines are band-like depressions extending from one edge of the nail to the other.
Skin beneath the nail plate
A natural wax produced by honeybees. It is widely used in skin and hair care
Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO)
Benzoyl Peroxide is a peroxide with antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties. It is also used in acrylic nails
Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is an organic compound, used to exfoliate skin and combat inflammation such as salicylic acid
Biotin is a B vitamin and is commonly known as vitamin B7 or H, it is produced within the human body. It is used to treat brittle nails.
Abrasive piece which is attached to the end of electric file.
Mixing two or more nail polishes together OR applying two or more nail polishes overlapping each other so as to create multi layered nail art.
Body butter is a skin moisturizer containing different natural oils, used on nails and cuticles to soften them.
Any jewelry that is used to decorate a piercing on the body.
Temperature at which any substance changes into a vapor.
It is UV gel that is applied directly to natural nail, it binds to the keratin in the nail bed to create a stronger bond for the enhancement product.
Renting of booth OR chair from an existing salon, it is a sort of landlord-tenant arrangement in which expenses paid by booth renter and owner are shared based on the contract between them.
Any substance that is obtained from plants primarily for its medicinal or therapeutic properties.
Boutique Nail Salon
A business that is offering specialized nail services and products, usually offering the services at affordable prices.
The area around your head from which you usually breathe air, vapors and the dust from nail products contaminate the breathing zone and nail technicians are advised to protect it while working.
Bridal Nails are the nail design decided by the bride and nail artist for the wedding.
Means nails easily become cracked, chipped, split, or peeled.
Property of a material that breaks it when subjected to stress.
Bruised Nails is a term for bleeding and bruising under the nail.
Nail brush is a tool to apply nail paint OR nail polish.
Brush-On Gel is a long lasting nail polish which is dried under UV-lamp
Nail buffer is a tool like a nail file that is used to polish OR shine nails.
The act of polishing or shining nails using nail buffer.
Buffing Creams are creams applied while buffing nails for bringing shine to nails.
A bunion is often described as a bump OR deformity of the joint, on the side of the big toe.
A precision bit tool used with electric file that is small in size.