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The Truth About Gel Manicures

January 4, 2013  | News

InStyle magazine dispelled a couple long-standing misconceptions about gel manicures this month and provided remedies on how to keep gel nails healthy.

Keywords: CND   gels   healthy working   OPI products   Orly  

Avoid Nail Damage With Proper Gel-Polish Removal

December 31, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: damaged nails   Doug Schoon   gel troubleshooting   gels   removing gels  

Don’t Rush the Gel-Polish Removal Process

December 26, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: gels   product removal   removing gels  

Wrap It Up: Gel-Polish Removal Wraps

December 1, 2012  | Photo Gallery

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.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   Alfalfa Nail Supply   CND   EZ Flow   Famous Names  

Orly Gel FX Instructions

September 25, 2012  | Video

Orly explains how to apply and remove their Gel FX products.

Keywords: gels   Orly   removing 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  

How to Remove Gel Polish at Home

July 26, 2011  | News

The soak-off polishes can be removed without the salon.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   at-home maintenance   consumer press   gels   polish removal  

Axxium Soak-Off Gel Removal (part 9 of 12)

July 8, 2011  | Video

Instruction on how to prorperly soak-off Axxium Soak-Off gels.

Keywords: colored gels   OPI products   removing gels   soak-off gels  

Enhancement Troubleshooter

June 1, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   career handbook   C-curves   gel troubleshooting   lifting  

Shellac in Minutes: Shellac French Application and Removal

April 25, 2011  | Video

CND Shellac application and removal steps for a French Manicure.

Keywords: CND   French manicures   gels   polish techniques   product removal  

Shellac in Minutes: Shellac Solid Color Application & Removal

April 25, 2011  | Video

Basic CND Shellac application and removal steps using a solid opaque color.

Keywords: CND   gels   polish techniques   product removal   removing gels  

LeChat’s Perfect Match Gel Polish & Nail Lacquer (Part 4)

April 20, 2011  | Video

Part 4 – Removing Gel Polish

Keywords: gels   LeChat   product removal   removing gels  

Greg's Corner: ManiQ Removal - part 4 of 4

April 11, 2011  | Video

Greg Salo shows how to properly take off ManiQ color gel.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   Greg Salo   removing gels   Young Nails  

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  

Super Soak-Offs

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Soaking off faster than a speeding bullet while staying stronger than a locomotive, these soak-off gels will have clients believing you’re the Wonder Woman (or Superman) of nail techs in no time at all.

Keywords: Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   Christrio   colored gels   Gelousy  

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