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Brush Up On Hard Gel Basics

Holly helps you practice your hard gel technique.

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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

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.

How to Remove Hard Gels Safely

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

How to Sculpt a Ballerina Nail With Hard Gel

April Ryan demonstrates how to sculpt ballerina or coffin-shaped nails using hard gel.

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.

Hard Gel Fill + Roses and Rhinestones

April Ryan shows how to create a fill with hard gels and nail art with crystals and roses.

Futuristic Snowflake Design With Hard Gel

April Ryan shows how to create a hard gel extension abstract snowflake design using Light Elegance hard gel and charms.

Hard Gel Nail Extension

April Ryan uses regular hard gels — clear, white and cover pink, to do her own nails. "For a new set you can make nails matte, don't file them too much, and use a buffer or soft file," she says.

Create Custom Gel Color Using Pigments

Expand your gel color library cost-effectively without compromising storage space.

Hard Gel Removal + Chrome Nails Tutorial

Luciana McGee shows how she removes hard gel with an electic file and the Aerovex Air Purifier and creates a chrome gel manicure.

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