I second what Talented Talons says here - it is the best book around!! It is the recommended book by NVQ examiners and i often consult it.talented talons said:I would really recommend "The Encyclopedia Of Nails" by Jacqui Jefford and Anne Swain. Its my bible i have to say, everything you could possibly need to know about nails.
Manicures, pedicures, Acrylic, Fibreglass, Gel, contra indications, chemical hazzards, sanitation, your NVQ, even how to go about opening your own salon etc. EVERYTHING.
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