August 4, 2014
Before there was gel-polish, there was gel. Making its debut in the mid-1980s, this product was designed as an enhancement for clients who desired a glossy, durable finish. While many clients might think there is a big difference between gel and acrylic, gels actually rely on ingredients from the acrylic family. Perhaps the tougher distinction to make is between hard (traditional) and soft (soak-off) gels.
Keywords: gels Light Elegance NSI soak-off gels
October 13, 2011
Graham Beauty's HandsDown Soak-Off Gel Nail Wraps were designed to be the easiest, most comfortable way to remove soak-off gel polish and acrylic. These wraps are flexible enough to be used on both finger and toenails and the unique material and easy-press seal creates a non-slip wrap.
Keywords: acetone/removal products Graham Beauty removing acrylics removing gels soak-off gels
March 14, 2011
What’s really going on when your client puts her hand in the nail lamp? We explain what gel is made of and why it works so well.
Keywords: colored gels Doug Schoon gels LED lights Light Elegance
February 1, 2011
Sometimes a new gel client will be surprised to see damage to her natural nails after a few weeks of wearing gels. There’s no guarantee that all gel applications and removals will be done precisely to manufacturer standards, so in the event of soaking off a set of gels and looking at weakened and thinned nail plates, what is a tech to do?
Keywords: cuticle treatments damaged nails removing gels soak-off gels
July 1, 2001
Help Desk deals with the thickening nails of an elderly client, a customer with fragile, eggshell nails, and the plague of dry, cracking heels.
Keywords: Bio Sculpture Gel cracked heels effect of menopause on nails eggshell nails elderly clients