Nailpro - December 2017 - 32

WORKSHOP

BY LESLIE HENRY

Ready,
Set, Remove
Keep client nails healthy with these simple
steps for removing acrylic dip.

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1. Break and Thin

2. Soak

3. Remove

4. Clean and Prep

Like most removal processes,
the first thing you must do is
break the top coat seal and
then thin the product. Katie Lee,
education coordinator for Young
Nails, prefers to use an e-file
with a coarse safety bit because
product can be removed faster
without damaging the natural
nail. If you're not an e-file user, a
medium/coarse-grit file will also
do the trick. How much product
should be filed off? "The thinner
you get the product, the faster it
soaks off," says Yvonne Vuong,
LeChat educator. "Just be
careful because too much filing
in one area can cause the nail
to get hot."

Next, soak the remaining
product in acetone. Nails can be
immersed in a bowl of solvent, or
solvent-soaked cotton balls can
be placed on each nail. Solvents
work most effectively when warm,
so place a bowl of acetone over
another bowl of hot water or
wrap each finger in foil (to take
advantage of your client's body
heat). Soak time varies depending
on the product and the thickness
of it, but expect it to take
anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes
for the product to break down.
Vuong puts a lot of focus on
safely thinning the product during
Step 1. "If the product doesn't
soak off in five minutes, that
means I didn't file it thin enough
before soaking," she says.

After soaking, use light pressure
to slide the cotton ball down
the nail or wipe the surface
with a lint free pad, working
from the cuticle area to the
free edge, says Vuong. Lee
then recommends using an
orangewood stick to gently
push off any remaining soft
product. If the product is still
thick and not soft enough to
gently push, file it down once
more before soaking again,
says Vuong. Never use metal
implements to force product off.

What little product remains
can usually be buffed off with
a fine-grit file (if not, go back to
Step 2). Small, stubborn spots
may also be "scrubbed" with a
cotton ball soaked in acetone.
If acrylic dip will be immediately
reapplied, don't use any oils
until the service is complete,
says Lee.

32

NAILPRO

DECEMBER

2017

Leslie Henry is a business development executive, licensed nail technician and the
blogger behind workplaypolish.com.

PHOTO: JASON BENNETT

nlike traditional acrylic overlays, which can be filled, acrylic dip over natural
nails is usually removed completely at each and every appointment-and
that means more opportunities for natural nail damage through improper
removal. Since acrylic dip's popularity shows no signs of stopping, techs can expect
to spend more and more of their time on this arguably risky (and let's admit it, not
very fun) task. Ensure that you stay on schedule and your client's nails stay healthy
with these expert tips for safe, effective acrylic dip removal.


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