Although you may already provide nail enhancement sewioes through the traditional liquid and powder method, hard gels should be treated as a separate entity so embarking on additional training in this type of system is essential before considering adding to your beauty menu.
“I would always advise people take a product knowledge course before you start to use your chosen hard gel, as many companies‘ hard gels have very different application and consistency,” advises Kerry. “Of course the right application is one ofthe most important things to learn, so you can build the perfect C-curve and thickness of the extension.
“It is also important to find the builder gel which suits you best and then ensure you learn everything about this gei,“ she continues. “lt is best to search for one~phase gels (this means you can build the full extension trom it and you don‘t need a separate base gel) that are acid-free and medium density (so it does not run into the cuticiei.“
“It’s always recommended to work with products within the same brand,” adds Paulina Zdrada, Crystal Nails Educator. “Only this way can we ensure that we get the best benefits and adhesion properties. Depending on what our chosen brand recommends, we should always follow the manufacturers instructions and training advice.”
Of course, the type of enhancement you ultimately recommend for your clients should always be based on their lifestyle and individual preferences. For instance, although hard gels may offer a more natural looking and flexible option, acrylic extensions are highly robust and therefore tend to last longer. lt’s also important to consider the condition and any concerns affecting your clients‘ natural nails before selecting the right system.