Health - Topic : soak-off gels

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Hard Vs. Soft: A Closer Look At Gels

August 4, 2014  | Article

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  

HandsDown Soak-Off Gel Nail Wraps

October 13, 2011  | Video

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  

The Science of Gels

March 14, 2011  | Article

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  

Weakened Nails After Gel Removal

February 1, 2011  | Article

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  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

July 1, 2001  | Article

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  

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