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small art brush to polish on the white free edge, and lastly, I like my
flat square gel brush to clean the smile line."
Zabiran has a favorite brush, as well: "For solid color
application, the first layer should be as thin and close to the
cuticle as possible; to do that, I use a thin linear brush." As for
the gel polishes, she's tried
a few brands and prefers
Akzéntz Luxio in Classy
(red), Blush (pink) and Polar
(white). "They have just the
right viscosity and good
pigmentation," she explains.
"Luxio top coat is also very
good-it's glossy and goes on
in a thin, smooth layer." For
extra shine, Zabiran lets the nails cool down before removing the
sticky layer after polymerization. "I use Akzéntz Prep and Wipe
for that," she notes.

This is another time when a well-trained model can be a huge
asset. "I've sort of trained my models to help me to stay on track,"
notes Baker. "Since I'm constantly switching hands and only doing
each step on a couple of nails at a time, it's easy to lose track of
where I am in terms of how many coats I've applied-my models
help me to make sure I don't
miss a step."

Consistency-particularly in
smile lines and shape-as well
as making sure the nails are
completely cured and shiny will
impress the judges.

Arena Advice
When you get to the competition, you may feel like you're a long
way from the safe space of your salon-but there are ways to set
yourself up for success. For instance, Durham doesn't just put her
products out on the table; she makes sure that they're set out in
the order that they'll be used for the competition.

PEPPERMINT STICK
SPA PEDICURE
PEPPERMINT STICK PEDICURE
Program Includes:
1 - 64 oz. Peppermint Stick Butter Cream
1 - 80 oz. Peppermint Stick Scrub
1 - 64 oz. Peppermint Stick Mineral Bath
1 - 12 oz. Peppermint Stick Massage Oil
1 - 64 oz. Peppermint Stick Moisture Mask
For Retail
2 - 8 oz. Peppermint Stick Butter Cream
2 - 10 oz. Peppermint Stick Scrub

44

NAILPRO

DECEMBER

2017

Winning Wisdom

Straightforward as Soak-Off
Gel Application may sound,
to make it to the winner's
circle, everything needs to
be as perfect as possible.
"Competitors tend to think it's
a simple application, but a huge issue-and the biggest error that
even a seasoned competitor can make-is not curing the product
completely," notes Cunningham. "Especially in this competition,
cleanliness of application, meaning great gel application, is what
is really going to set you above the other competitors." Again,
consistency-particularly in smile lines and shape-as well as
making sure the nails are completely cured and shiny will impress
the judges, Baker concludes.
Alexa Joy Sherman is a freelance writer and editor in Los Angeles.


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