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Is there any way to file gels off more quickly?

Q.

I had a client who needed a whole new set of gel nails. It took three hours to file off the old set. Is there anything that would make this process less time-consuming and easier?

A.

Filing off someone’s gels doesn’t have to be so difficult. It isn’t necessary to file off all of the existing product when your client wants a new set. I would recommend thinning it out as much as possible with an electric file, then smoothing flush to the natural nail. It’s easy to apply over the thinner surface.

If you don’t have an electric file, try using a new file with at least a 100/100 grit. Even if you have to use a few for one client, it will save you time. — Somer Downes is LCN USA’s director of education.

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