As national show and education coordinator for Backscratchers Salon Systems, Roe Van Epps is a gel expert. Here are her tried and true tips:
- When building with a self-leveling gel, turn your client’s hand over palms facing the ceiling, and hold this position for a few moments. Gravity will pull the gel product to the center of the nail, helping you create a more natural C-curve and arch.
- When curling gels in the light unit, a white buffer block is handy to use under the client’s thumb. Use this when curing the entire hand at once – it will help save time and will keep her thumb comfortable in the perfect upright position for the light to cure the thumb correctly
- If your UV light unit does not have a reflective bottom you can use highlighting foils. With each client, place a sheet of foil on the bottom of the light unit under the client’s hand. Also, this is a great way to keep your light unit clean. Throw the sheet away after each service.
- Use a plastic travel toothbrush holder for your gel brushes; this will keep the brushes clean when not in use or when travelling. Chose on that is a solid dark color to block sunlight and exposure to UV light.
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