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Gels Are Here to Stay: 19 Potted Gels That Never Go Out of Style

by NLS Staff | September 4, 2013
<p><a href="http://www.artisticnaildesign.com/rock-hard-gel">Artistic</a> Hardcore Building Gels are rock-hard and used for color, strength, adhesion, and durability. From white to pink to crystal clear, the gels create extensions that cure in 30 seconds. Hardcore Building Gels are derived from a proprietary blend of monomers chemically altered into fine polymers and oligomers that can withstand even the toughest of clients. <br /><br /></p>
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Artistic Hardcore Building Gels are rock-hard and used for color, strength, adhesion, and durability. From white to pink to crystal clear, the gels create extensions that cure in 30 seconds. Hardcore Building Gels are derived from a proprietary blend of monomers chemically altered into fine polymers and oligomers that can withstand even the toughest of clients.

<p><a href="http://www.alessandro-international.us/">Alessandro</a>&rsquo;s acid-free Soft Code Gel products are easy to sculpt, non-yellowing, color-stabilizing, and highly durable. Gels adapt flexibly to different nail types and feature a drip-proof, self-smoothing effect. The system includes low-, medium-, and high-viscosity gels as well as an adhesive bonding agent for sculpting prep.</p>
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Alessandro’s acid-free Soft Code Gel products are easy to sculpt, non-yellowing, color-stabilizing, and highly durable. Gels adapt flexibly to different nail types and feature a drip-proof, self-smoothing effect. The system includes low-, medium-, and high-viscosity gels as well as an adhesive bonding agent for sculpting prep.

<p><a href="http://www.biosculpturegel.com">Bio Sculpture</a>&rsquo;s new Hollywood Color Collection, inspired by the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood, features seven gel colors named after beloved icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. This chip-free strengthening treatment cures under LED or UV lights and can be used for extensions that last up to four weeks. The gels soak off in 10 minutes.</p>
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Bio Sculpture’s new Hollywood Color Collection, inspired by the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood, features seven gel colors named after beloved icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. This chip-free strengthening treatment cures under LED or UV lights and can be used for extensions that last up to four weeks. The gels soak off in 10 minutes.

<p><a href="http://www.artisticnaildesign.com/rock-hard-gel">Artistic</a> Hardcore Building Gels are rock-hard and used for color, strength, adhesion, and durability. From white to pink to crystal clear, the gels create extensions that cure in 30 seconds. Hardcore Building Gels are derived from a proprietary blend of monomers chemically altered into fine polymers and oligomers that can withstand even the toughest of clients. <br /><br /></p>
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Artistic Hardcore Building Gels are rock-hard and used for color, strength, adhesion, and durability. From white to pink to crystal clear, the gels create extensions that cure in 30 seconds. Hardcore Building Gels are derived from a proprietary blend of monomers chemically altered into fine polymers and oligomers that can withstand even the toughest of clients.

<p><a href="http://www.alessandro-international.us/">Alessandro</a>&rsquo;s acid-free Soft Code Gel products are easy to sculpt, non-yellowing, color-stabilizing, and highly durable. Gels adapt flexibly to different nail types and feature a drip-proof, self-smoothing effect. The system includes low-, medium-, and high-viscosity gels as well as an adhesive bonding agent for sculpting prep.</p>
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Alessandro’s acid-free Soft Code Gel products are easy to sculpt, non-yellowing, color-stabilizing, and highly durable. Gels adapt flexibly to different nail types and feature a drip-proof, self-smoothing effect. The system includes low-, medium-, and high-viscosity gels as well as an adhesive bonding agent for sculpting prep.

<p><a href="http://www.biosculpturegel.com">Bio Sculpture</a>&rsquo;s new Hollywood Color Collection, inspired by the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood, features seven gel colors named after beloved icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. This chip-free strengthening treatment cures under LED or UV lights and can be used for extensions that last up to four weeks. The gels soak off in 10 minutes.</p>
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Bio Sculpture’s new Hollywood Color Collection, inspired by the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood, features seven gel colors named after beloved icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. This chip-free strengthening treatment cures under LED or UV lights and can be used for extensions that last up to four weeks. The gels soak off in 10 minutes.

With today’s gel technology, there are products on the market that have eliminated the need for natural nail filing and ones that can cure without a tacky layer, redefining industry standards on the whole. And the diversity is unbeatable. For clients with weak, brittle nails who want extra strength to those who covet wild extensions, gels can offer something for everyone. Gel-polish, as a category, wasn’t included in this story.

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