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thin layer of product that will grow out with your natural nail. Client: Are they difficult to maintain? Tech: Upkeep is very easy. In fact, instead of weekly visits to the salon for a manicure, you'll only have to see me once every two to three weeks for a rebalance. You can even change your nail polish at home in between appointments if you want to. Client: It sounds perfect for me. Let's give it a shot! Tech: I know you'll be happy with them. I'll cancel your standing manicure appointment for next week and I'll see you at the same time in two weeks for your first fill. SOFT GEL HARD GEL BEST FOR: Hard gel is perfect for creating strong, long, natural-looking extensions. It's an especially good option for clients who've had issues with acrylic, are sensitive to smell or can't commit to one polish in between appointments. WHAT TO SAY: Tech: Are you happy with the current length and shape of your nails? Client: To be honest, I'd really love long nails again. But I've had horrible luck with fake nails. Tech: I'm sorry to hear that. What problems have you experienced? Client: I work with chemicals at my job, so I've had a lot of lifting issues in the past. And frankly, I just can't stand the smell. Tech: It sounds like you've had acrylic nails. You may have better luck with hard gel extensions. Client: Really? Why? What's the difference? Tech: Acrylic and hard gel are actually very similar products, except acrylic cures when the liquid is combined with the powder. The liquid, called monomer, has a distinctive odor that some clients are sensitive to. With hard gel, the product is pre-mixed, practically odorless and very durable. It's applied in the same way as acrylic, but then cured under a UV or LED light. It's also a great alternative for clients who work with chemicals because it's resistant to solvents. Client: It sounds too good to be true. But if you can't soak them off, how are they removed? Won't that damage my real nails? Tech: Not if the hard gel is removed properly. Instead of soaking the product off like acrylic or gel polish, the bulk of the product is filed off with a coarse hand file or electric file and then buffed. A professional tech will know exactly when to stop filing to avoid damaging the natural nail. If you're especially concerned about damage when you remove them, we can always leave a very BEST FOR: Soft gels fill the gap between hard gel and gel polish, and work for clients who want conservative extensions and polish that lasts. Soft gel offers lowcommitment enhancements and easy removal. WHAT TO SAY: Tech: How did your gel polish manicure hold up? Client: It held up great. I love getting two weeks of wear. My natural nails are really growing. I only wish they were a little bit longer for an event I have coming up. Tech: Have you thought about nail extensions? Client: Not really. I prefer a really natural look. Plus, I don't think I'll like how fake nails will feel. Tech: All professional nail enhancements can be quite comfortable and natural looking if applied correctly, but I definitely understand your concerns. Actually, there are soak-off gel products that come in a variety of colors and finishes, but are strong enough to add some additional length. Would you be interested in trying it? Client: That sounds like the best of both worlds. It must not be very durable. How long will the nails last? Tech: Soak-off builder gels are much stronger than gel polish and can be used to create some additional length using a form or overlaying on a tip. The length is surprisingly durable. You'll still get two to three weeks of chip-free wear and there's no long-term commitment. When you come in for your next appointment, we'll soak-off the entire enhancement and start over. Or, if you like this, I'll just file it down a bit and give you a fill. Client: This is exactly what I need. Is there anything special I need to do to maintain them? Tech: Just treat your nails as you would when wearing regular gel polish. Be sure to avoid acetone and harsh chemicals because they can break down the gel, and be sure to keep the natural nail and cuticle hydrated with oil. Before you leave the salon today, let's make your next appointment. Leslie Henry is a business development executive, licensed nail technician and the blogger behind workplaypolish.com. AUGUST 2016 NAILPRO.COM 109 http://www.workplaypolish.com http://www.NAILPRO.COM

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Nailpro - August 2016 - Intro
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