You don’t want to spend all your time removing your client’s last mani when you could be applying a fresh new color! These tips will help you remove polish and gel-polish quickly and easily.
Using a non-acetone remover will slow down the removal process.
This is most effective because it holds the remover on the cotton longer and can be used on more fingers as a result.
Using too high of a grit such as a buffer will slow you down.
When you end up with quite a few places where you file through the color, then you have taken more time than needed for filing.
The top coat is the most difficult layer for the remover to penetrate. If, for example, the gel-polish has only been filed down the center, this means the edges are going to take much longer to remove since they are still protected by the top coat.
This will help with removal once the nails are wrapped up.
Having all of the shine removed, most of the embellishment removed, and the least amount of spots where you file through the color is going to look mostly like a matte nail. This is the best way to prepare it to be wrapped or clipped in your remover and come off clean and easy.
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Some find a warm towel laid over the hands is a helpful way to keep clients still while giving the service an extra spa-like touch.
Taking the remover wraps or clips off the nails prematurely will increase the time it takes to clean the nails. Air hitting the gel-polish will act to re-harden it and make it more difficult to remove.
Impatience in this step can easily cause damage to the nail plate, which will manifest in tiny white spots or in some cases large sections of white spots covering the nail plate.