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The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional

by NLS Staff | August 4, 2014
<p><a href="http://www.amoreinternational.com/">Amore </a>Ultimate Gel Nail System is a line of high performance hard gels that don&rsquo;t require bonding and deliver thin, flexible, non-yellowing nails. All Amore components can stand alone or work together for customized nail looks.</p>

Amore Ultimate Gel Nail System is a line of high performance hard gels that don’t require bonding and deliver thin, flexible, non-yellowing nails. All Amore components can stand alone or work together for customized nail looks.

<p>The <a href="http://www.artisticnaildesign.com/">Artistic</a> Rock Hard LED Gel Starter Kit contains primer, brush-on white, clear, natural pink, and bright pink gel, building gels (in white, pink, and clear), nail forms, and an oval brush. Integrated technology creates nails that are strong and flexible. This hard gel is anything but traditional, curing in 5-30 seconds.</p>

The Artistic Rock Hard LED Gel Starter Kit contains primer, brush-on white, clear, natural pink, and bright pink gel, building gels (in white, pink, and clear), nail forms, and an oval brush. Integrated technology creates nails that are strong and flexible. This hard gel is anything but traditional, curing in 5-30 seconds.

<p>A new formulation of the Gella hard gel sealant from <a href="http://www.eznails.net/">ENP</a> can be used on acrylics and gels to prevent discoloration and provide the perfect finish.</p>

A new formulation of the Gella hard gel sealant from ENP can be used on acrylics and gels to prevent discoloration and provide the perfect finish.

<p><a href="https://www.entitybeauty.com/">Entity</a> One Gel Technology has been re-released and is now both LED and UV curable. This system encapsulates nanotechnology within the nail enhancement, making it easy to create durable, glossy nails. Nanotechnology also amplifies scratch resistance.</p>

Entity One Gel Technology has been re-released and is now both LED and UV curable. This system encapsulates nanotechnology within the nail enhancement, making it easy to create durable, glossy nails. Nanotechnology also amplifies scratch resistance.

<p>Gel It! by<a href="http://www.ezflow.com/"> EzFlow</a> has expanded its cover gel collection to offer a wide variety of French manicure options. From bright white and clear, to neutral, cool and warm pinks, you will find a shade to complement any skin tone. Opaque coverage evens out damaged or discolored nail beds and is great for strong tip overlays and sculpting free edge extensions.&nbsp;The new colors cure under LED (60 seconds) and UV (3 minutes) light.</p>

Gel It! by EzFlow has expanded its cover gel collection to offer a wide variety of French manicure options. From bright white and clear, to neutral, cool and warm pinks, you will find a shade to complement any skin tone. Opaque coverage evens out damaged or discolored nail beds and is great for strong tip overlays and sculpting free edge extensions. The new colors cure under LED (60 seconds) and UV (3 minutes) light.

<p>With the new line of LED/UV builder gel, <a href="http://www.ibdbeauty.com/">ibd </a>has everything you need for that perfect sculpted extension including Intense White, Pink II, Pink III, Pink IV, Pink V, Naturall II, Clear Builder, and Clear.</p>

With the new line of LED/UV builder gel, ibd has everything you need for that perfect sculpted extension including Intense White, Pink II, Pink III, Pink IV, Pink V, Naturall II, Clear Builder, and Clear.

<p><a href="http://www.lightelegance.com/">Light Elegance</a> revisits the classic pink-and-white design with hard gels that come in varying viscosities and a wide array of whites. Super Shiny, the brand&rsquo;s UV gel top coat completes the perfect enhancement.</p>

Light Elegance revisits the classic pink-and-white design with hard gels that come in varying viscosities and a wide array of whites. Super Shiny, the brand’s UV gel top coat completes the perfect enhancement.

<p><a href="http://www.kupainc.com/">Kupa</a> offers Gelfinity, a full line of hard gels that cure in both UV and LED lamps. The new gel system contains five components including, pink, cover pink, thin clear for fills, builder clear for strength extensions, plus an easy-to-apply white that you can sculpt or overlay.</p>

Kupa offers Gelfinity, a full line of hard gels that cure in both UV and LED lamps. The new gel system contains five components including, pink, cover pink, thin clear for fills, builder clear for strength extensions, plus an easy-to-apply white that you can sculpt or overlay.

<p>Designed to camouflage imperfections and discoloration of the natural nail bed,<a href="http://www.lechatnails.com/"> Le Chat&rsquo;</a>s Pro Tec Camouflage Collection is formulated to match the most common skin tones. These pre-blended hard gels are available in six common skin tone shades: Fair, Rosy Fair, Natural Beige, Natural Tan, Caramel, and Golden Tan.</p>

Designed to camouflage imperfections and discoloration of the natural nail bed, Le Chat’s Pro Tec Camouflage Collection is formulated to match the most common skin tones. These pre-blended hard gels are available in six common skin tone shades: Fair, Rosy Fair, Natural Beige, Natural Tan, Caramel, and Golden Tan.

<p><a href="http://www.premiernailsource.com/">Nouveau Nail</a>&rsquo;s traditional gel offers easy application, glossy finish, and can cure in less than 30 seconds under LED lamps and in just two minutes under UV lamps.</p>

Nouveau Nail’s traditional gel offers easy application, glossy finish, and can cure in less than 30 seconds under LED lamps and in just two minutes under UV lamps.

<p>Soft and pliable, with a polish-like consistency, <a href="http://bynubar.com/">Nubar</a>&rsquo;s Infinity hard gel cures in UV light in just three minutes and is available in 63 colors.</p>

Soft and pliable, with a polish-like consistency, Nubar’s Infinity hard gel cures in UV light in just three minutes and is available in 63 colors.

<p><a href="http://starnail.com/">Star Pro</a> hard gel is odorless and can be used alone or as a barrier for soak-off gel-polish.&nbsp;Star Pro UV Gel combines a superior, no-lift wear with self-leveling builder gel properties that create the perfect &ldquo;C&rdquo; curves, finishing with a high-gloss shine.</p>

Star Pro hard gel is odorless and can be used alone or as a barrier for soak-off gel-polish. Star Pro UV Gel combines a superior, no-lift wear with self-leveling builder gel properties that create the perfect “C” curves, finishing with a high-gloss shine.

<p>The <a href="http://www.tammytaylornails.com/">Tammy Taylor</a> Hard Gel System is a three-in-one gel, which makes it very simple to use. With dual-cure technology, it can be used in both LED and UV lamp systems and the extreme strength and durability makes it perfect for fill-in maintenance procedures.</p>

The Tammy Taylor Hard Gel System is a three-in-one gel, which makes it very simple to use. With dual-cure technology, it can be used in both LED and UV lamp systems and the extreme strength and durability makes it perfect for fill-in maintenance procedures.

<p><a href="http://www.backscratchers.com/">Backscratchers</a> YOU Gel Ice is a one-step gel top coat that doesn&rsquo;t leave a tacky layer. YOU Gel Ice is a high-gloss hard gel product that can be used on artificial enhancements or with polish.</p>

Backscratchers YOU Gel Ice is a one-step gel top coat that doesn’t leave a tacky layer. YOU Gel Ice is a high-gloss hard gel product that can be used on artificial enhancements or with polish.

<p><a href="http://gelish.com/">Gelish</a> hard gel PhotoFinish builds and creates a beautiful, flawless shine on any Gelish application. Use PhotoFinish as an overlay on top of the natural nail or as a finishing sealer. This superior shine will leave your nails photo-ready every time.</p>

Gelish hard gel PhotoFinish builds and creates a beautiful, flawless shine on any Gelish application. Use PhotoFinish as an overlay on top of the natural nail or as a finishing sealer. This superior shine will leave your nails photo-ready every time.

<p><a href="http://www.youngnails.com/">Young Nails</a>&rsquo; Synergy Gel System includes Base, Build, White Sculptor, and Concealer Pink traditional gels. Base is self-leveling and has a thin viscosity. Build Gel is perfect for creating an enhancement or support needed on flat nails. White Sculptor Gel makes the ultimate smile line. A neutral shade of pink matches cool skin tones and provides enough coverage to hide flaws or imperfections in the natural nail. All of these gels are available in 15 g., 30 g., and 60 g. sizes.</p>

Young Nails’ Synergy Gel System includes Base, Build, White Sculptor, and Concealer Pink traditional gels. Base is self-leveling and has a thin viscosity. Build Gel is perfect for creating an enhancement or support needed on flat nails. White Sculptor Gel makes the ultimate smile line. A neutral shade of pink matches cool skin tones and provides enough coverage to hide flaws or imperfections in the natural nail. All of these gels are available in 15 g., 30 g., and 60 g. sizes.

<p>Balance is a hard gel system from <a href="http://www.nsinails.com/">NSI</a> that is versatile, odorless, and hypoallergenic. Balance offers nail techs the option of doing overlays, tips, sculpting, or indestructible pedicures. Available in over 50 different mixable colors and varying viscosity levels, techs can choose which Balance product best matches their ability and needs</p>

Balance is a hard gel system from NSI that is versatile, odorless, and hypoallergenic. Balance offers nail techs the option of doing overlays, tips, sculpting, or indestructible pedicures. Available in over 50 different mixable colors and varying viscosity levels, techs can choose which Balance product best matches their ability and needs

<p><a href="http://www.nailiteinc.com/">Nailite</a>&rsquo;s Extra Hard Gel is a one step self-leveling, durable, high shine gel. It is perfect for the client who is hard on her nails.</p>

Nailite’s Extra Hard Gel is a one step self-leveling, durable, high shine gel. It is perfect for the client who is hard on her nails.

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<p><a href="http://www.amoreinternational.com/">Amore </a>Ultimate Gel Nail System is a line of high performance hard gels that don&rsquo;t require bonding and deliver thin, flexible, non-yellowing nails. All Amore components can stand alone or work together for customized nail looks.</p>
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Amore Ultimate Gel Nail System is a line of high performance hard gels that don’t require bonding and deliver thin, flexible, non-yellowing nails. All Amore components can stand alone or work together for customized nail looks.

<p>The <a href="http://www.artisticnaildesign.com/">Artistic</a> Rock Hard LED Gel Starter Kit contains primer, brush-on white, clear, natural pink, and bright pink gel, building gels (in white, pink, and clear), nail forms, and an oval brush. Integrated technology creates nails that are strong and flexible. This hard gel is anything but traditional, curing in 5-30 seconds.</p>
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The Artistic Rock Hard LED Gel Starter Kit contains primer, brush-on white, clear, natural pink, and bright pink gel, building gels (in white, pink, and clear), nail forms, and an oval brush. Integrated technology creates nails that are strong and flexible. This hard gel is anything but traditional, curing in 5-30 seconds.

<p>A new formulation of the Gella hard gel sealant from <a href="http://www.eznails.net/">ENP</a> can be used on acrylics and gels to prevent discoloration and provide the perfect finish.</p>
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A new formulation of the Gella hard gel sealant from ENP can be used on acrylics and gels to prevent discoloration and provide the perfect finish.

<p><a href="https://www.entitybeauty.com/">Entity</a> One Gel Technology has been re-released and is now both LED and UV curable. This system encapsulates nanotechnology within the nail enhancement, making it easy to create durable, glossy nails. Nanotechnology also amplifies scratch resistance.</p>
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Entity One Gel Technology has been re-released and is now both LED and UV curable. This system encapsulates nanotechnology within the nail enhancement, making it easy to create durable, glossy nails. Nanotechnology also amplifies scratch resistance.

<p>Gel It! by<a href="http://www.ezflow.com/"> EzFlow</a> has expanded its cover gel collection to offer a wide variety of French manicure options. From bright white and clear, to neutral, cool and warm pinks, you will find a shade to complement any skin tone. Opaque coverage evens out damaged or discolored nail beds and is great for strong tip overlays and sculpting free edge extensions.&nbsp;The new colors cure under LED (60 seconds) and UV (3 minutes) light.</p>
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Gel It! by EzFlow has expanded its cover gel collection to offer a wide variety of French manicure options. From bright white and clear, to neutral, cool and warm pinks, you will find a shade to complement any skin tone. Opaque coverage evens out damaged or discolored nail beds and is great for strong tip overlays and sculpting free edge extensions. The new colors cure under LED (60 seconds) and UV (3 minutes) light.

<p>With the new line of LED/UV builder gel, <a href="http://www.ibdbeauty.com/">ibd </a>has everything you need for that perfect sculpted extension including Intense White, Pink II, Pink III, Pink IV, Pink V, Naturall II, Clear Builder, and Clear.</p>
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With the new line of LED/UV builder gel, ibd has everything you need for that perfect sculpted extension including Intense White, Pink II, Pink III, Pink IV, Pink V, Naturall II, Clear Builder, and Clear.

<p><a href="http://www.lightelegance.com/">Light Elegance</a> revisits the classic pink-and-white design with hard gels that come in varying viscosities and a wide array of whites. Super Shiny, the brand&rsquo;s UV gel top coat completes the perfect enhancement.</p>
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Light Elegance revisits the classic pink-and-white design with hard gels that come in varying viscosities and a wide array of whites. Super Shiny, the brand’s UV gel top coat completes the perfect enhancement.

<p><a href="http://www.kupainc.com/">Kupa</a> offers Gelfinity, a full line of hard gels that cure in both UV and LED lamps. The new gel system contains five components including, pink, cover pink, thin clear for fills, builder clear for strength extensions, plus an easy-to-apply white that you can sculpt or overlay.</p>
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Kupa offers Gelfinity, a full line of hard gels that cure in both UV and LED lamps. The new gel system contains five components including, pink, cover pink, thin clear for fills, builder clear for strength extensions, plus an easy-to-apply white that you can sculpt or overlay.

<p>Designed to camouflage imperfections and discoloration of the natural nail bed,<a href="http://www.lechatnails.com/"> Le Chat&rsquo;</a>s Pro Tec Camouflage Collection is formulated to match the most common skin tones. These pre-blended hard gels are available in six common skin tone shades: Fair, Rosy Fair, Natural Beige, Natural Tan, Caramel, and Golden Tan.</p>
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Designed to camouflage imperfections and discoloration of the natural nail bed, Le Chat’s Pro Tec Camouflage Collection is formulated to match the most common skin tones. These pre-blended hard gels are available in six common skin tone shades: Fair, Rosy Fair, Natural Beige, Natural Tan, Caramel, and Golden Tan.

<p><a href="http://www.premiernailsource.com/">Nouveau Nail</a>&rsquo;s traditional gel offers easy application, glossy finish, and can cure in less than 30 seconds under LED lamps and in just two minutes under UV lamps.</p>
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Nouveau Nail’s traditional gel offers easy application, glossy finish, and can cure in less than 30 seconds under LED lamps and in just two minutes under UV lamps.

<p>Soft and pliable, with a polish-like consistency, <a href="http://bynubar.com/">Nubar</a>&rsquo;s Infinity hard gel cures in UV light in just three minutes and is available in 63 colors.</p>
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Soft and pliable, with a polish-like consistency, Nubar’s Infinity hard gel cures in UV light in just three minutes and is available in 63 colors.

<p><a href="http://starnail.com/">Star Pro</a> hard gel is odorless and can be used alone or as a barrier for soak-off gel-polish.&nbsp;Star Pro UV Gel combines a superior, no-lift wear with self-leveling builder gel properties that create the perfect &ldquo;C&rdquo; curves, finishing with a high-gloss shine.</p>
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Star Pro hard gel is odorless and can be used alone or as a barrier for soak-off gel-polish. Star Pro UV Gel combines a superior, no-lift wear with self-leveling builder gel properties that create the perfect “C” curves, finishing with a high-gloss shine.

<p>The <a href="http://www.tammytaylornails.com/">Tammy Taylor</a> Hard Gel System is a three-in-one gel, which makes it very simple to use. With dual-cure technology, it can be used in both LED and UV lamp systems and the extreme strength and durability makes it perfect for fill-in maintenance procedures.</p>
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The Tammy Taylor Hard Gel System is a three-in-one gel, which makes it very simple to use. With dual-cure technology, it can be used in both LED and UV lamp systems and the extreme strength and durability makes it perfect for fill-in maintenance procedures.

<p><a href="http://www.backscratchers.com/">Backscratchers</a> YOU Gel Ice is a one-step gel top coat that doesn&rsquo;t leave a tacky layer. YOU Gel Ice is a high-gloss hard gel product that can be used on artificial enhancements or with polish.</p>
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Backscratchers YOU Gel Ice is a one-step gel top coat that doesn’t leave a tacky layer. YOU Gel Ice is a high-gloss hard gel product that can be used on artificial enhancements or with polish.

<p><a href="http://gelish.com/">Gelish</a> hard gel PhotoFinish builds and creates a beautiful, flawless shine on any Gelish application. Use PhotoFinish as an overlay on top of the natural nail or as a finishing sealer. This superior shine will leave your nails photo-ready every time.</p>
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Gelish hard gel PhotoFinish builds and creates a beautiful, flawless shine on any Gelish application. Use PhotoFinish as an overlay on top of the natural nail or as a finishing sealer. This superior shine will leave your nails photo-ready every time.

<p><a href="http://www.youngnails.com/">Young Nails</a>&rsquo; Synergy Gel System includes Base, Build, White Sculptor, and Concealer Pink traditional gels. Base is self-leveling and has a thin viscosity. Build Gel is perfect for creating an enhancement or support needed on flat nails. White Sculptor Gel makes the ultimate smile line. A neutral shade of pink matches cool skin tones and provides enough coverage to hide flaws or imperfections in the natural nail. All of these gels are available in 15 g., 30 g., and 60 g. sizes.</p>
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Young Nails’ Synergy Gel System includes Base, Build, White Sculptor, and Concealer Pink traditional gels. Base is self-leveling and has a thin viscosity. Build Gel is perfect for creating an enhancement or support needed on flat nails. White Sculptor Gel makes the ultimate smile line. A neutral shade of pink matches cool skin tones and provides enough coverage to hide flaws or imperfections in the natural nail. All of these gels are available in 15 g., 30 g., and 60 g. sizes.

<p>Balance is a hard gel system from <a href="http://www.nsinails.com/">NSI</a> that is versatile, odorless, and hypoallergenic. Balance offers nail techs the option of doing overlays, tips, sculpting, or indestructible pedicures. Available in over 50 different mixable colors and varying viscosity levels, techs can choose which Balance product best matches their ability and needs</p>
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Balance is a hard gel system from NSI that is versatile, odorless, and hypoallergenic. Balance offers nail techs the option of doing overlays, tips, sculpting, or indestructible pedicures. Available in over 50 different mixable colors and varying viscosity levels, techs can choose which Balance product best matches their ability and needs

<p><a href="http://www.nailiteinc.com/">Nailite</a>&rsquo;s Extra Hard Gel is a one step self-leveling, durable, high shine gel. It is perfect for the client who is hard on her nails.</p>
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Nailite’s Extra Hard Gel is a one step self-leveling, durable, high shine gel. It is perfect for the client who is hard on her nails.

These companies prove it’s not hard to find a strong, glossy traditional gel. 

 

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