Q&A: gels

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When using tack-free sealer over acrylics or gels, what causes the noticeable bumps and bubbles?

Why does gel turn yellow on some people (and not on others) in the summer?

How do I handle using a UV gel with a client’s natural nails and polish?

Can we eliminate all the layers of gel and lay a thin overlay of acrylic, seal it with Intense Seal and call it gel nails?

I love doing nails and have tried gel nails, but I have problems with breaking and lifting. Please help.

How do you create a set of pink-and-whites by using gel with two different colors?

What is the difference in durability of gel nails compared to acrylic nails?

I have so much trouble with lifting, even when I prep the nail plate and push back the cuticles. Any suggestions?

Could you tell me how to prevent gels from lifting from the nail tips?

Why does it take me an hour and a half to do a gel fill? How can I get my time down?

When doing backfills on my gels, why am I having a problem with the white separating and coming off?

Why are my gel nails still sticky and thicker on one end?

Do ultra-white gels not cure properly because they are so dense?

Why won't gel nails stay on my client?

How do I apply gel polish without it pooling to the center of the nail and leaving the outside perimeter bare?

Can you explain the difference between a regular gel and a builder gel?

Why are my gels still dull after filing and buffing? What can I do to change this?

Why are my gels still dull after filing and buffing?

Why do tiny “hairs” of lint show up only after the gel has been cured? How do you fix this?

Is wearing artificial nails safe?

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