December 1, 2012
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To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. These gel-polish removal liquids have added hydrating emollients to keep the removal process soft on skin, while still effectively removing all the gel.
To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. Here are some of the latest wraps to hit the market.
November 28, 2011
The explosion of gel-polish means nail techs are busier than ever — and at the upscale Red Door Spas it means nail assistants are guaranteed a full day of soak-offs.
July 26, 2011
The soak-off polishes can be removed without the salon.
June 1, 2011
You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.
April 25, 2011
CND Shellac application and removal steps for a French Manicure.
Basic CND Shellac application and removal steps using a solid opaque color.
April 20, 2011
Part 4 – Removing Gel Polish
August 1, 2009
Nail Labo introduces its new LED soak-off gel system, Presto. Using the latest technology in the dental industry, Presto takes just five seconds to cure, making a full set of gel nails in under 20 minutes a reality. The LED lights have an almost infinite lifetime, says the company, so techs will likely never have to change the bulbs.
April 1, 2009
For those rare occasions when one of your clients has to remove her acrylics on her own, outside of the salon, make sure she is prepared and does it correctly so she does not damage her nails. Here’s a tear-out do-it-yourself sheet for your clients and some tips from fellow nail techs on how to handle this subject with your clients.
August 1, 2008
Aqmore is a water-based nail polish that goes on like regular polish, but is then peeled off after soaking in warm water for 20 seconds.
February 1, 2003
Using an electric file to remove lifted product will greatly reduce the time spent on this common repair.
July 1, 2001
Anyone who has ever tried to remove MMA from a new client’s nails knows the bond is tough to break. It might be more difficult to deal with clients emotional attachment to their nails.
March 1, 2001
October 1, 2000
Here, we give you some tips on removing gels. From filling to soaking there’s more than one way to do it. And it doesn’t always have to be difficult.
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off8 photos
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional18 photos
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