With revolutionary one-step, two-step and traditional three-step ‘Permanent Polish’ collections now available, explore why your salon should be offering this upcoming alternative to the file and polish.
The permanent Polish, or Gel Polish. treatment is a fairly new addition to the salon menu. Providing a middle ground between the original Gel formula and the traditional file and polish.a Permanent Polish system can have advantages for both you and your clients.
Forrvulations ofthe products vary between brancls,with some based around a Gel,with added ingreclienls to lower the viscosity, others also a Gel but in a rrore liquid forr-n.and some containing no Gel, instead based on a tradilional nail lacquer wilh additions including natural polymers, such as cellulose, to prevent discolouration, monomer to increase durability and solvent to blend the ingredienls.
This means that the Permanent Polish products can be applied using the cap brush provided in a similar marrrrerto regular nail polish. Perrranent Polishes are also characterised by their opaque bottles, showing only a representation ofthe colour inside, as exposure to light causes the polish to harden and begin curing.
Step by step evolution
In their original lorm, Permanent Polish systems were based around a three step technique,layering a base coat, colour coats and a top coat and curing between each. However, as the success oi such systerrs has evolved, so has the technology behind them.
The traditional three-step Permanent Polish system remains ever—popular in salons,providing clients with a well-rounded treatment.and offering an alternative to the file and polish that will last a whole lot longer. Clients can still enjoy their regular manicure. but with the knowledge thatthe polish should remain chip-free for between two and three weeks.The systems are also popularwith clients who may need to recover weak or bitten nails. providing a layer of protection without damaging the nail underneath.
Brands are increasingly revolutionising the Permanent Polish treatment with the introduction of one-step and two- step systems.Two-step systems combine either the base coat and colour or the top coat and colour to provide less steps in the treatment. ideal for those clients who have little time. Furthermore. new one—step systems have also entered the market. perfect for a lunchtime manicure or for nails that may not require more specialist treatments from base or top coats.