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Removing with Ease

by Brittni Rubin | January 8, 2014

Shooting Star International created a new piece of salon equipment called the Multi-Pro Nail Spa aimed at making the removal of soak-off gels and acrylics fast and safe. The product features a soft-touch brush that rotates back and forth, creating a scrubbing action inside the soaking bowl. The brush works in conjunction with acetone to remove unwanted product while the client is soaking her fingers, eliminating the need for a nail tech to do it manually. According to Shooting Star International, nail techs won’t have to use metal tools to remove remnants of gel or acrylic either.

The Multi-Pro Nail Spa can also provide pre-removal treatments including a fingertip massage during the soaking process in addition to a nail and cuticle cleanse and exfoliation.

Parts of the device pull apart for sanitation purposes. It also features a low-voltage, energy-efficient design.

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You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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