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


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


Break a fill down into three parts (prep, application, and filing), then evaluate where you are spending too much time.

If it is in your preparation, then you need to evaluate the client’s problems, or finish the nails out more in the prior appointment to make your prep time less. If it is in your finish, evaluate your filing procedures to finish out the nails. If you don’t and the client comes back in, you’ll have lifting and peeling, and it will take more time to prepare. Gel applications for fills can be done two to four nails at a time, depending on your expertise in application, so curing time can be cut immensely. — Gari-Dawn Tingler is director of education for AII.

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