July 31, 2013
The new gel-polish line challenges everything we know about proper product removal.
June 13, 2013
Cuccio has new specially made soak-off foils to go with its line of Cuccio Colour Veneer Gel-Polish.
June 6, 2013
New from Alessandro International is Striplac, a peel-off gel-polish. Watch the video for a step-by-step of Striplac application and removal.
June 5, 2013
Introduced to the U.S. market at the Premiere Orlando trade show, Striplac by Alessandro International is a brand new gel-polish that comes off simply by peeling it off. No acetone soaking or wrapping required. Learn more on Alessandro International's website.
March 21, 2013
With the biggest problem being inadequate soak-off times and nail damage during subsequent forced gel removal, there are some things you can do to help expedite the soak-off process without compromising effectiveness.
The great windfall of revenue soak-off gel-polishes have brought to salons has become endangered by a rash of improper removal techniques that are leaving clients unsatisfied with their results — and they’re telling their friends about it.
February 27, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows how to remove gel-polish using a safety bit, a bit designed with a smooth bald top to prevent nail techs from cutting their clients during the removal or refinement of enhancements.
January 9, 2013
InStyle magazine tried top gel polish brands at several different neighborhood salons to weigh the pros and cons of getting a professional-quality gel mani or pedi.
January 4, 2013
InStyle magazine dispelled a couple long-standing misconceptions about gel manicures this month and provided remedies on how to keep gel nails healthy.
December 26, 2012
According to a new informational brochure from the Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety, UV gel manicure products should only be applied to healthy nail plates and are best avoided if nail plates are overly thin, weak, or damaged.
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. Here are some of the latest wraps to hit the market.
September 25, 2012
Orly explains how to apply and remove their Gel FX products.
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.
July 26, 2011
The soak-off polishes can be removed without the salon.
July 8, 2011
Instruction on how to prorperly soak-off Axxium Soak-Off gels.
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