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 31, 2012
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.
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.
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
April 11, 2011
Greg Salo shows how to properly take off ManiQ color gel.
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?
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