How long should a PolyGel service take? How can I speed up my PolyGel services?

March 19, 2019 | Bookmark +

How long should a PolyGel service take? How can I speed up my PolyGel services?


I do a service in about one hour. Since it’s a new product, it will take some getting used to. Here are some tips to speed up services:

• After finishing with the prep, apply PolyGel to all 10 nails.
• Knowing how much product to use can be tricky at first. Try using a smaller bead than you would for acrylic.
• Do not treat Slip Solution like monomer — use very little. I dip my PolyTool into Slip Solution and lightly wipe my brush before pressing each bead.
• Using an e-file to reduce length and bulk can reduce file times greatly.
• Using a quality LED light will prevent any curing issues and will save you time and money. I recommend the Gelish 18G.

— Vu Nguyen, Gelish educator

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How can I prevent lifting when my client's hands are constantly in water?

I have a client who is in the medical field so her hands are constantly in water. She has me keep the length of her acrylic nails short. No matter what I do, she always has at least one nail that comes off, and she always has lifting and gets water under the acrylic. I prep the nails correctly, I have a cuticle bit to clean the cuticle area, and I wipe the nail with alcohol, dehydrate the nail, and prime the nail. What should I do?

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