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Can I seal Minx with a gel top coat?

Q.

If my clients want their Minx to last longer, can I seal it with a gel top coat? And will this ruin the shiny chrome effect of the Minx?

A.

Minx does not advocate the use of gel on top of Minx, but in my experience it may be a wise choice in certain cases, such as if the client has very oily nails or works a lot in water. Applying gel on top will take the shine down a bit. It’s important to have a good understanding of proper Minx application and the importance of heat before using anything on top. It must be sold as an “add-on”. Minx is marketed as needing no base or top coat. Since using gel over Minx is not part of the Minx process you should charge more for the gel coat. A suggested way to use gel and Minx is to consider applying gel over a client’s natural nail plate before applying Minx, in cases where there are ridges or natural nail damage, so that there is a smooth surface to apply the Minx. — Naja Rickette is a Minx Master and lead trainer.

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