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Gel-Polish Remover Provides Healthier Alternative to Acetone

Simply Pure Cosmetics’ new Gel-Off Express is a healthier, faster alternative to acetone.

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How Gel Removal Builds Your Business

Learn how to use proper removal of gel nails to set yourself apart, build your professional reputation, and gain loyal clients.

How to Apply and Remove CND Shellac Luxe

Learn how to apply and remove CND Shellac Luxe, a gel-polish with a 60-second removal time.

How to Safely Remove Gel-Polish Using an E-File

Using an e-file can be a quick, effective, and safe way to remove gel-polish if the proper methods are used. Erica’s ATA recommends these steps.

How to Remove Hard Gels Safely

Young Nails' Greg Salo shows how to remove hard gels safely.

Salon Fanatic Tour Day 1: Cotati, Calif.

NailZ & Co. in Cotati, Calif., is staffed by six techs and offers art, pedicures, and gel-polish.

Young Nails Nail School: Safe Gel-Polish Removal With an E-file

Young Nails head of education Tracey Reierson demonstrates how to safely use an e-file to remove gel-polish, filing only to the base coat.

Glitter Pressed Nail Stamping Full Set Tutorial at Young Nails HQ

We visited Young Nails HQ! Tracey Reierson, director of education at Young Nails, shows a complete manicure on NAILS executive editor Beth Livesay and guides us through her thought process when a new client walks through the door. She shows how to remove gel-polish with an electric file, a three-color glitter press technique, and nail stamping tips.This set is also featured on the Young Nails YouTube Channel in vlog #49, featuring an ombre nail with stamping on top: http://www.nailsmag.com/video/119910/mermaid-nail-art-at-young-nails-headquarters

Gel Smarts: The Science Beneath the Surface

Not surprisingly, it takes a scientist to describe the science behind today’s gel technology. We asked some experts in the field to explain what makes gels gel — and the best ways to remove them.

Nail Damage 101

Recognize the true culprits of nail damage