Showing posts with label 21 day manicure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 21 day manicure. Show all posts

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Amber Solo All-In-One Gel Polish: Application Instructions and Tips!

The newest nail craze is here - the brand new Amber Solo All-in-One Gel Polish! The first of its kind on the market, Amber Solo is a gel polish base coat, color, and top coat, all in ONE bottle! Best part is, it cures in ANY LED or UV nail lamp, and lasts 2+ weeks. WOW!

Any nail salon already performing gel polish manicures should definitely keep reading! Amber Solo is going to change the game...again!


By incorporating the base and top coats into the color coat step, your treatment time is cut by 2/3rds! What does that mean for the salon? Less time per treatment, equating to more treatments per day....which means more profit for your business! What does that mean for the client? Less time at your table, for the same great treatment! It is a win-win situation!

Nail Preparation
  1. Push back and trim cuticles.
  2. Trim and file nail to desired length and shape
  3. Lightly buff nail bed to remove all shine from nail.
  4. Apply 70% alcohol to lint-free pad, and wipe each nail to remove any oil or residue.
PRO TIP: Do NOT perform a wet manicure prior to applying Amber Solo, and be sure to remove any and all residue from each nail. Your goal is to create a smooth nail surface to apply Amber Solo.

Solo Application
  1. Select your Solo Color of choice. To ensure even application, shake bottle well. PRO TIP: Product will be thicker than traditional gel polishes - this is normal, since the base coat and top coat are built in! Also, the brush is more narrow than traditional polish brushes - this is to provide the technician with more control over application.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Solo to nails, making sure to cap the free edge. Cure 30 seconds in LED light.
  3. Cap free edges ONLY. Cure 30 seconds in LED light. 
  4. Apply second coat of Solo. Cure 30 seconds in LED light.
  5. Remove tacky layer using one of the following methods:
    1. Spray or wipe each nail with 70% alcohol. PRO TIP: Using an alcohol higher than 70% will result in a duller finish. Therefore, ONLY use 70% alcohol!
    2. Apply Amber Hand and Foot Recovery (or any luxurious hand cream!) to the hands, and gently massage into the hands and nails. The massage will result in the removal of the tacky layer.

Important Notes to Remember When Using Amber Solo:
  • The Solo formula is SELF-LEVELING - meaning the technicians job is to ensure even application on the nails, taking care to apply as close to the cuticle and side walls as possible, without getting Solo on the skin. If the color looks streaky, ITS OK - the self-leveling formula will blend out any streaks!
  • Due to the thickness of this product, the gel polish tends to pull back as soon as it is exposed to air. If you do not work quickly enough, you may experience the polish "pulling back" from the edges of the nail. If you find this is happening, another option is to work closely with the lamp, applying Solo to 2 or 3 fingers at a time. While those fingers are curing, you can apply to the same 2 or 3 fingers on the other hands. Going back and forth will help you avoid pull back.
Solo Features
  • All-in-One Gel System
  • Patent Pending Technology
  • No Base Coat, No Top Coat
  • Cures in Seconds with LED
  • Cures in Minutes with UV
  • Wearable forTwo Weeks
  • Extreme Brush Control
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Easy Soak Off
  • Incredibly Durable
  • Applies like Traditional Polish
  • Five-Free!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Gel Polish services can now be even more profitable!

Universal Top Coat - high-gloss shine,
durable formula, for a fraction of the cost!
Star Nail's Eco-Systems Universal Top Coat just made your Gel Polish services even more profitable!

The entire nail industry knows how big Gel Polish Services are right now. I am sure most, if not all, nail technicians have already identified that while these services are the most popular services around, they are also more expensive to perform. A bottle of Gel Polish color is roughly 4x more expensive than traditional nail polish, and the base and top coats are just as, if not more, expensive.

Not any longer! Star Nail's Eco-Systems recently released a UNIVERSAL Top Coat - touted for use with ALL Brands of soak-off UV gels and hybrid polishes, this UV or LED-light cured top coat runs about the same price as a traditional top coat! Available in 2 sizes: 0.5 oz and larger, professional 2.5 oz size.

According to www.starnail.com:


  • Extreme high gloss finish 
  • Quick and easy application. Apply just like a polish and cure! 
  • Works with any LED or UV light 
  • Soaks off in minutes! 
  • Durable, long-lasting formula 
  • Get 5x MORE PRODUCT from ergonomic patented tilt bottle (compared to other 1/2 oz. brush-on formulas)
What are you waiting for? Scoop up your bottle today, and see the difference in your bottom line it makes!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 17 of Gelish Manicure - Shine & Color Still Going Strong

Hello all! I just wanted to give some personal feedback on my Gelish experience since we picked up this amazing nail line.

My Gelish manicure was done 17 days ago....and all 10 nails are still holding on strong! As you can see from my photo, the color has not faded, scratched or chipped. The color intensity and shine is still rich and glossy. Though this polish could go the 21 day distance, my nails are growing strong and fast with this product on! I do have some slight wear at the edges, BUT that is because some of my nails were extremely short at the time of the Gelish application. I've learned that capping the edges properly can be challenging when the clients' nails are extremely short. The nails that I am showing wear on were definitely not capped at the edges because they were only nubs at the time of application. The official Gelish trainer repeatedly stated that there were 2 points critical for Nail Pros to follow to ensure lasting Gelish manicures:
    1. Apply Base Coat as thin as possible. It should not be "slick or shiny" looking - it should look "orange peel shiny -- with texture". Overuse of base coat is the most common problem with applying Gelish. If you have slick shine BEFORE you cure, you have used too much foundation.

    2. CAP THE FREE EDGE WITH EVERY LAYER! Our recommendation is to cap the free edge first, then apply product to the nail bed. If you cap the free edge first, when you pull the color down the nail plate, you remove the bulb at the free edge. If you cap at the end, you risk leaving a bulb at the free edge.

Other than some grow-out (hey, I can't control how fast my nails grow, they thrive with Gelish!) my polish still looks great. At 17 DAYS! Under normal circumstances, I can't keep my polish looking this good for 7 days! It is still in tact, with a shine that looks like it was just applied. Definitely A++++, Gelish!

Gelish...The Gel Manicure that's getting everyone Jealous!

What has been missing from the manicure world??

Gelish…..The product that every nail tech needs to know about!

By now, I am sure that every nail technician has heard of the gel manicure and most of you have probably even heard of Nail Harmony’s Gelish, but how much do you really know about the Gelish products? Gelish isn’t like every other gel manicure on the market. What sets Gelish apart from other gel manicures is how it is formulated.

Gelish is a pigmented gel whereas other gel manicures are lacquer/hybrids. In simpler terms, this means you will never have to shake a nail polish bottle again! Ever have a client complain that there favorite color looks a little different this time then the last time they got it? Gelish will make that question completely disappear! The reason that makes all this possible is because a pigmented gel means the color of the polish is always going to be the same, causing consistency bottle to bottle, application to application. Being that Gelish is a pigmented gel also means that you will be providing your customers with a product that lasts longer, won’t deplete or damage their nails, and will give them the strong nails they always wanted.

How Will Gelish benefit you, The Nail Tech:

  • With Gelish’s proven performance, your business will expand like never before.
  • No girl left behind! With 48 colors and 48 more coming in soon there is a color for everyone, every age.
  • Gelish will attract a whole new clientele that you haven’t been able to reach with other products, including girls that have never gotten manicures before.
  • With 20-30 seconds cure time, you can do more manicures a day then you ever thought possible which will increase your profits.
  • No more smudged nails which means no more wasting time fixing a smudged nail.
  • From French manicures to multi-colored glittered manicures, Gelish will allow you to provide clients with a variety of options.
  • When placing a Gelish order with Pure Spa Direct we will help do the advertising for you! Each order will contain a Shelf Talker at no additional charge.

Why your clients will fall in love Gelish:

  • Clients will finally be able to have a long lasting manicure, up to 21 days of perfectly polished nails!
  • Clients will have piece of mind before vacationing, finally their manicure will make it past the plane ride.
  • Clients will be given the opportunity to have fun with the variety and options Gelish will offer them. Something for every occasion – all year long!
  • Clients will feel confident in knowing that they can have a long lasting manicure that protects the nails instead of depleting or damaging the nails.
Your clients will appreciate not having to get a manicure every week, and a happy client makes a happy business & referrals!