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SPECIFICS:
SOAK-OFF GEL
APPLICATION
For this category, competitors have 30 minutes
to apply red soak-off gel polish to the natural
nails of one hand (competitor's choice), and
traditional pink-and-white soak-off gel polish to
the opposite hand. Additionally:

One of the most challenging
aspects of this event is the
30-minute time limit, but having
all of your products out can be
helpful in this regard (plus, it's one
of the requirements!).
Timing Tips
One of the most challenging aspects of this event is the 30minute time limit, but having all of your products out can be
helpful in this regard (plus, it's one of the requirements!). "I
unscrew the lids of my polishes and have everything laid out
and ready to go," says Baker, who adds that she saves time
by skipping the base coat. "It's an extra step that, if not done
perfectly, can really hinder a smooth application-and it isn't
necessary, since the goal is not longevity of wear," she explains.
Zabiran does apply base coat, but she makes sure to
multitask. "Usually I'm working with both hands at the same
time," she notes. "When I'm applying base coat, I'm doing only
four fingers on each hand, and then doing the two thumbs
separately. Then I put top coat on one or two nails at a time."
Multitasking is also part of Zabiran's plan when curing the nails.
"While curing, I'm working on the other hand, and vice-versa,"
she says.
Durham has an additional curing strategy to save time: "I train
my model to move her hands quickly when putting them under
the lamp and taking them out of the lamp." The kind of curing

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lamp you use can also help with the time limit. "I use an Akzentz
Hybrid Pro One lamp, but you can use any LED or UV lamp
that is at least 36W," says Zabiran. "LED lamps are preferable
because they cure gel polish faster than UV."

Gear Guidance
Tools and products are obviously a matter of preference, and
champions in this event definitely have their favorites. "I love Orly
GelFX Easy-Off Basecoat because it makes the nail surface really
smooth, so it's easier to apply gel color on top of it," says Durham.
Plus, she says, the product is easier to soak off than other base
gels, which is important if she'll be using the same model for other
events that day.
As a Team EzFlow competitor, Baker is a fan of the brand's
TruGel polishes in Matador (red), Tutu (pink) and Whipped Cream
(white) for this category. She also relies on specific brushes for
an extra edge (literally). "My go-to items are my flat rounded edge
gel brush that I use for my first coat of polish," she says. "I use
this instead of the bottle brush so I can get nice and close to the
skin and achieve a smooth perimeter around the nail. Next, I use a

PHOTO: COURTESY OF SHIORI DURHAM

Shiori Durham's
winning set from
a 2016 NAILPRO
Competition SoakOff Gel event.

* No enhancement products other than soak-off gel
polish may be present at the station. No traditional
gel may be used in any capacity.
* Competitors must have all of the products they
plan to use out and displayed on their station for
inspection by floor staff before the competition
begins. Items must be in original containers that
clearly read soak-off gel.
* No typical manicure will be performed during the
competition. Model's nails should be prepared for
soak-off gel polish application before competition
start time is called.
* All files and buffers must be new.
* Cleansing products, including oils and moisturizers,
are allowed.
* No artwork is allowed.


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