Gels

Ready for All This Gel-ly?

The gelatinous texture of gels can prove difficult for newbie techs to control, and when it comes to textbook C-curves, techs can be lost as to how to get that perfect bend.

The gelatinous texture of gels can prove difficult for newbie techs to control, and when it comes to textbook C-curves, techs can be lost as to how to get that perfect bend.

Backscratchers educator Roe Van Epps of Sacramento, Calif., gives a quick tip on how she gets natural, great-looking C-curves to form themselves.

“After applying a builder or sculpting gel, turn your client’s hands over so her palms are facing the ceiling and gently tap or clap her palm with your hand — being careful not to touch the gels. Placing your client’s hands in this position for about five seconds will allow gravity to do a lot of the work for you. The weight of the product and gravity will gently shift the gel toward the center of the nail — creating a more natural-looking C-curve and arch. Keep in mind, you might have to adjust the gel after this, but the trick does work, it just takes some practice.”

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