It’s important to get the right amount of polish on the brush

The first thing I do is applying a basecoat. Then I get my bottle of nail polish, roll it a couple of times in my hands to mix the components. I don’t like to shake the nail polish right before using it, because shaking can cause bubbling and I want a smooth non-bubbly result. It’s important to get the right amount of polish on the brush, it’s hard to explain what amount is right, it depends on the thickness of the polish, the brush.. it’s about experience I guess.
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2011-2012 Industry Statistics Highlights:

2011-2012 Industry Statistics Highlights:

  • Get a light! Everyone’s doing gels
  • Service income now $7.3 billion
  • Service prices up in every category
  • 74% of nail techs use a smartphone

Download full Statistics section for the 2011-2012 Big Book (PDF), flip through our digital edition below, or buy the entire issue, which includes the full “Frequently Asked Questions,” at our store.

 2010-2011 Industry Statistics Highlights:

  • Salon service volume increases 3.5%
  • 34% of nail salons added services this year… and 66% of those added gels
  • Salons using Facebook grow from 4% to 50%
  • 66% of nail techs don’t receive any incentive on retail sales
  • Top 5 nail salon and service trends are instant money makers

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2009-2010 Industry Statistics Highlights:

  • Overall industry size, number of nail salons and nail techs flat
  • 95% of nail techs say 「environmental consciousness」 is important to them
  • Number of nail salons with websites increases by 46%
  • Facebook marketing grows by 300%
  • Top 5 nail salon and service trends are instant money makers

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2008-2009 Industry Statistics Highlights:

  • Salon service prices up 17%
  • Internet use grows among Vietnamese salons
  • High-profit foot care leads service trends
  • 70% of nail techs care about green salon issues

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2007-2008 Industry Statistics Highlights:

  • The key to improving business? Go upscale!
  • Overall business drdops, but prices hold steady
  • 30% of salons add new services; colored acrylics and gels the favorites
  • Feet lead! New pedicure services and enhanced toenails most popular

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2006-2007 Industry Statistics Highlights:

  • Overall market down 3%, but outlook still optimistic
  • New service trends provide unlimited potential
  • Vietnamese salons now outnumber all others
  • Business increased for half of all nail salons
  • Gel nails are the most frequently added new service

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2005 Industry Statistics Highlights:

  • Salon service volume down 6%
  • Nail tech earnings up 14%
  • Client attitudes revealed: They like you!
  • Pedicure services still expanding
  • All-new demographic and industry data

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DIY French Manicure Gel Nails


hello ladies!
I have been getting alot of requests on how to create UV Gel and Acrylic Nail extensions at home, so i thought i would do a series of blogs and step by step guides with photographs to help you create your own Nail extensions. UV Gel Nails can cost anything from £25-60 in salons so im going to show you how to do them much cheaper at home! I’m going to show you how to create your own UV Gel nails at home. I thought we would start with the easiest U.V Gel Nails to start with and these are U.V Gel Overlays on top of your natural nails which are like having permanent nail varnish applied to your nails that wont chip! I have created a French Manicure look here, but you can also use coloured gel (which i shall do another blog post about), nail art or simply clear over the top of your natural nails. You can of course use acrylic but Gel looks the best as creates a smoother, thinner and shiny end result. I shall be uploading a blog on how to remove your UV Gel without damaging your natural nails.

For this look (UV Gel Overlay French Manicure) you will need the following:

A small Towel to protect your table
A sheet of Couch Roll or you can use kitchen paper
A UV Gel Lamp (I use a 36W with 180 sec timer) to cure your nails
Non-Acetone Nail Varnish Remover

Hand Sanisizer
Cuticle Remover (I use a creamy one)
2 Orange Sticks
Nail Buffer
Lint free Paper wipes
Gel Wipe Off Solution
Clear Gel
Pink Gel
White Gel
Gel Brush
4 Way Nail Buffer
Nail Dehydration (PH balanced)
Cotton Wool Pads
Cotton Buds
Nail Files
Step one:
Lay out your towel, with couch roll over the top and get all your products and tools set out ready. I like to place a place mat underneath the Gel Lamp just to protect my table.

Step Two: Sanitize your hands and nails. Remove any nail varnish using the non-acetone nail varnish remover with cotton wool pads. I always wipe the nails with nail varnish remover before starting as this acts as a good base to dry the nails out of any moisture.
Step Three:

Take a cotton bud and apply a small amount of cuticle remover and wipe with a rolling action around the cuticle area of each nail. Then take an orange stick and gently push back the cuticle. If necessary you can cut away the excess cuticle you have pushed back with either cuticle nippers or a cuticle knife.
Step Four:
Once the cuticles have been pushed back you can then buff the nail using the nail buffer to remove moisture in the nail and prepare it for the Gel to adhere to. After buffing you can then rough grit around the cuticle area using the nail file.
Step Five:
Brush on some PH balanced nail dehydration solution onto each nail. Your nails are now prepared for applying UV Gel onto them. You should wipe your Gel Brush using the Gel Wipe solution and a lint free wipe to remove any dust and to clean your brush. I wrap my brush in tin foil when not in use – as it is important to store your UV Gel and brushes in a cool dark place and not to let your brushes or gel get in contact with direct sunlight or your Gel Lamp. It is important to look after them well as they can be expensive to buy and any contact with sunlight can cause your brushes and gel to become solid and damaged.



Step Six:

Start with the Clear gel, and apply a small amount onto the Gel Brush, wiping off the excess. Carefully apply the Gel to the nail starting at the cuticle, you want to get as close as possible to the cuticle but leave a tiny gap in-between the cuticle and where you’re applying the gel. If you flood the cuticle area, this will just create a lift once the nail has cured. At this stage if you have dropped some gel onto your skin or made a mistake you can wipe off with the gel wipe and start again. Practise makes perfect with this –you are aiming to get no air bubbles when you have cured the nails and wanting to create a smooth even finish. The trickiest part is around the cuticle area.
Once you have perfected the nail with the clear gel be careful not to smudge and place hands underneath the Gel Lamp and cure for 180 seconds. (Curing Times vary to which brand of lamp you use and also which gel you use so you should always go with what the manufacturer recommends – or a bit of trial and error – you can over cure and under cure nails) It is best to buy a lamp with a timer so you don’t over cure the nail and end up with lumps or air bubbles.


Step Seven:

Once the clear base coat is cured, apply the second coat of gel using the white gel. Carefully paint on the white gel only on the smile line like you are doing the white part on a French manicure. You can correct mistakes using the end of an orange stick to make the line really smooth and perfectly formed. Once your happy with your smile line, cure under the gel lamp for 180 seconds. If your brush gets a bit sticky or too clogged up you can clean it by using the gel wipe on a lint paper – make sure you dont use acetone to clean as you shall ruin your brushes!


Step Eight:

After you have cured the white smile line, next take the pink gel and apply over the whole nail but leaving a small gap around the cuticle area. Cure under the gel lamp for 180 seconds.
Step Nine:

Once you have cured the pink gel, take a small amount of gel wipe solution on a lint-free wipe and wipe over the nail to remove the sticky layer of gel. File the nail to the shape you wish and buff to smooth down the nail. Be careful not to file too much as the gel will weaken and break off.

Step Ten:

One you have filed and buffed the nail apply the top clear coat of gel and cure for 180 seconds. Once cured take a small amount of gel wipe solution on a lint-free wipe and wipe over the nail to remove the sticky layer of gel. This whole 10 set process should take between 45 minutes to an hour to create a full set of UV Gel French Manicure Overlays.

Hope this blog was useful – please feel free to comment below if you have any questions 🙂

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Gel Nails Tutorial


hello ladies!
I have been getting alot of requests on how to create UV Gel and Acrylic Nail extensions at home, so i thought i would do a series of blogs and step by step guides with photographs to help you create your own Nail extensions. UV Gel Nails can cost anything from £25-60 in salons so im going to show you how to do them much cheaper at home! I’m going to show you how to create your own UV Gel nails at home. I thought we would start with the easiest U.V Gel Nails to start with and these are U.V Gel Overlays on top of your natural nails which are like having permanent nail varnish applied to your nails that wont chip! I have created a French Manicure look here, but you can also use coloured gel (which i shall do another blog post about), nail art or simply clear over the top of your natural nails. You can of course use acrylic but Gel looks the best as creates a smoother, thinner and shiny end result. I shall be uploading a blog on how to remove your UV Gel without damaging your natural nails.

For this look (UV Gel Overlay French Manicure) you will need the following:

A small Towel to protect your table
A sheet of Couch Roll or you can use kitchen paper
A UV Gel Lamp (I use a 36W with 180 sec timer) to cure your nails
Non-Acetone Nail Varnish Remover

Hand Sanisizer
Cuticle Remover (I use a creamy one)
2 Orange Sticks
Nail Buffer
Lint free Paper wipes
Gel Wipe Off Solution
Clear Gel
Pink Gel
White Gel
Gel Brush
4 Way Nail Buffer
Nail Dehydration (PH balanced)
Cotton Wool Pads
Cotton Buds
Nail Files
Step one:
Lay out your towel, with couch roll over the top and get all your products and tools set out ready. I like to place a place mat underneath the Gel Lamp just to protect my table.

Step Two: Sanitize your hands and nails. Remove any nail varnish using the non-acetone nail varnish remover with cotton wool pads. I always wipe the nails with nail varnish remover before starting as this acts as a good base to dry the nails out of any moisture.
Step Three:

Take a cotton bud and apply a small amount of cuticle remover and wipe with a rolling action around the cuticle area of each nail. Then take an orange stick and gently push back the cuticle. If necessary you can cut away the excess cuticle you have pushed back with either cuticle nippers or a cuticle knife.
Step Four:
Once the cuticles have been pushed back you can then buff the nail using the nail buffer to remove moisture in the nail and prepare it for the Gel to adhere to. After buffing you can then rough grit around the cuticle area using the nail file.
Step Five:
Brush on some PH balanced nail dehydration solution onto each nail. Your nails are now prepared for applying UV Gel onto them. You should wipe your Gel Brush using the Gel Wipe solution and a lint free wipe to remove any dust and to clean your brush. I wrap my brush in tin foil when not in use – as it is important to store your UV Gel and brushes in a cool dark place and not to let your brushes or gel get in contact with direct sunlight or your Gel Lamp. It is important to look after them well as they can be expensive to buy and any contact with sunlight can cause your brushes and gel to become solid and damaged.



Step Six:

Start with the Clear gel, and apply a small amount onto the Gel Brush, wiping off the excess. Carefully apply the Gel to the nail starting at the cuticle, you want to get as close as possible to the cuticle but leave a tiny gap in-between the cuticle and where you’re applying the gel. If you flood the cuticle area, this will just create a lift once the nail has cured. At this stage if you have dropped some gel onto your skin or made a mistake you can wipe off with the gel wipe and start again. Practise makes perfect with this –you are aiming to get no air bubbles when you have cured the nails and wanting to create a smooth even finish. The trickiest part is around the cuticle area.
Once you have perfected the nail with the clear gel be careful not to smudge and place hands underneath the Gel Lamp and cure for 180 seconds. (Curing Times vary to which brand of lamp you use and also which gel you use so you should always go with what the manufacturer recommends – or a bit of trial and error – you can over cure and under cure nails) It is best to buy a lamp with a timer so you don’t over cure the nail and end up with lumps or air bubbles.


Step Seven:

Once the clear base coat is cured, apply the second coat of gel using the white gel. Carefully paint on the white gel only on the smile line like you are doing the white part on a French manicure. You can correct mistakes using the end of an orange stick to make the line really smooth and perfectly formed. Once your happy with your smile line, cure under the gel lamp for 180 seconds. If your brush gets a bit sticky or too clogged up you can clean it by using the gel wipe on a lint paper – make sure you dont use acetone to clean as you shall ruin your brushes!


Step Eight:

After you have cured the white smile line, next take the pink gel and apply over the whole nail but leaving a small gap around the cuticle area. Cure under the gel lamp for 180 seconds.
Step Nine:

Once you have cured the pink gel, take a small amount of gel wipe solution on a lint-free wipe and wipe over the nail to remove the sticky layer of gel. File the nail to the shape you wish and buff to smooth down the nail. Be careful not to file too much as the gel will weaken and break off.

Step Ten:

One you have filed and buffed the nail apply the top clear coat of gel and cure for 180 seconds. Once cured take a small amount of gel wipe solution on a lint-free wipe and wipe over the nail to remove the sticky layer of gel. This whole 10 set process should take between 45 minutes to an hour to create a full set of UV Gel French Manicure Overlays.

Hope this blog was useful – please feel free to comment below if you have any questions 🙂

Do not hard to polish a surface of the light therapy, especially in the trailing edge.

⒈ hand sanitizer to guests wash their hands at the same time wash your hands of the manicurist.

⒉ to guests and disinfected with disinfectant.

⒊ disinfectant disinfection tool, or come up with sterilized tools.

⒋ disinfection washing nail refers to the skin.

⒌ grinding machine grinding nail gel A real nails, but do not hurt. Ground to coming true A sand bar mill.

⒍ use the brush dust.

⒎ manicure, polish or varnish.

⒏ coated hand Cream.

⒐ guests left the cleaning and disinfection of tools.

A warped light therapy for many reasons, smear desiccant in order to remove the nail surface oils and moisture, light therapy is not easily warped. Xuzhou nail training prompted prevent phototherapy A warped attention point:

Graffiti in place, especially the trailing edge and sides. Vertical engraved mill.

The dust must be clean, preferably with a small brush bristles.

3 desiccant or to deal with the liquid.

4 brush binder, to take a very small amount of glue, light therapy pen open, push-pull gluing back and forth in the surface of the carved wear a good capitalists.

Trailing edge is not gluing thick.

Do not hard to polish a surface of the light therapy, especially in the trailing edge.

Dust before 7. Seal coat should be clean.

Unstoppable trend of nail beauty temptation

Then varnished with bright coral orange nail polish before painting the entire nail, coated with a first side of the tip A and A, because these two places are the most prone to peel off, so the first coat is equal to the middle of the nail polish”tied” to prevent it from peeling off.

Coral orange varnished nail polish + Department of orange makeup = pastoral Lolita

Brand new Moschino, Cheap & Chic the spring and summer 2011 series of women’s publishing, bright color, flouncing decorated and models of head bright ribbon display the girl’s share of youth cute. Embroidery designs with more mature. Then varnished with bright coral orange nail polish before painting the entire nail, coated with a first side of the tip A and A, because these two places are the most prone to peel off, so the first coat is equal to the middle of the nail polish “tied” to prevent it from peeling off.

Unstoppable trend of nail beauty temptation

Light blue nail polish + gray eye makeup = retro medieval

Gaetano Navarra in the design of a star’s temperament, elegant extravagance, but the publicity points, used to seeing the cold metal tone, mainly to play this season with a warm orange, also makes a lot of heart warm. Light blue nail polish completely writing out the beauty of spring, people looked good mood. The Jiaxing nail training course light-colored nail polish is easy to reveal a smear of uneven traces, such as tilt over will cause the color depth of unevenness in the coated first layer should be a surface angle of 45 degrees or so.

Owned by the beginning of varnished metal texture of the nail polish + cashmere looking finish = angel

The passage of the devil alexander mcqueen2011 spring and summer release to create a share of the death of the aesthetic beauty of a certain reservations, but we can see a strong trend of feminization, the atmosphere of romantic naturalism is getting closer. Nail polish with natural refined and there is no lack of new ideas: paint light metal light stitching very detailed sense of the last to remember the color nail polish on the cover with a layer of shiny topcoat, not only can extend the life of nail polish, you can also create a smooth, subtle luster, or the wonderful texture.

Nail Gels nail polish

Nail Gels  nail polish, glue, commonly known as nail polish, glue, also known as plastic nail polish, is a combination of light therapy product characteristics of nail polish upgrade, popularity of the last two years, and its rapid pace in the country’s nail market.

Nail Gels the birth of nail polish, glue, originated from a wish, nail polish, nail shop, guests are most concerned about is the drying rate and keep the cycle, the two happens to be the birth of 100 years of nail polish is always guaranteed, nail polish, glue, turned out this growing demand, gel.

Good gloss, high brightness, curing drying time is short and secure, and maintain more long-term cycle, no bad smell of the Nail Gels  nail polish glue so many nail shops and consumers. Any of the products are not perfect, nail polish as the birth of a hundred years is still not solve the drying rate, keep the cycle, odors and other problems, just gave birth to the same nail polish, glue born Nail Gels also appears different , layered, warped, cracks, gloss, reduce discoloration, and slices off phenomenon frequently in use.

And market mature products, Nail Gels  nail polish, glue, in part stems from product development is not mature enough, and more impetuous from the nail market at the present stage, many nail technicians there is no real insight into product, but also unwilling to seriously learn to master the techniques used do not even follow the basic formal process, expectations and value not only experience even granted to operate, resulting in a lot of problems that could have been avoided.

The following is technical analysis for some representative Nail Gels  nail polish, glue common, Anqing nail training nail shop, nail technician can help. (Disclaimer: This article is purely technical articles, no ads and targeted, if some special brand, does not belong to the list of the following analysis, is another matter.)

A. The problem of warped: warped, nail polish, glue layer refers to Nail Gels associated or not associated to the end of the plastic surface of separation from the real A, the edge of tilt.

Reasons:

A real nail surface cleaning is not completely true A clean-up is not detailed enough, did not surface film of grease to clean up or clean up after not paying attention to the protection of the true A, and continue to touch the surface of the real nail, may have resulted in warped.

Do not use the bottom plastic of the same brand name products, Nail Gels application of nail polish, glue, advocate the use of the same series of the same brand, so more reliable. Do not fully understand the premise of the product characteristics, different brands of product mix is likely to cause adverse consequences.

. Painted with acrylics dry adhesive: many manicurists To the Nail Gels  nail polish glue to keep the nail on the more long-term, will be crystal A dry adhesive used applications, such an approach is just counterproductive, nail polish The glue will soon warped peeling. The Nail Gels  nail polish plastic products are removable, refused to be mixed with acidic substances, can not be used to bottoming.

Two. Hierarchical issues: stratification, refers to Nail Gels color nail polish, glue layer and the surface of the sealing layer separation, partial separation can see the air to enter.

Reasons:

One does not use the seal with the brand.

(2) there is no use to wipe the seal layer. Should use washable removable sealing layer.

3 nails leading edge Edge is not in place. Each layer when the adhesive must be Edge, not only is the final seal coat Edge.

4 colored plastic light followed by a cleaning solution scrub, and then cover seal coat. Color plastic light do not need to scrub, directly applied to the seal coat to avoid stratification.

5 color layer thickness, the seal layer is too thick.

Three. Crack problem: crack, means coated on the surface of the sealing layer cracks.

Causes and solutions: crack usually appear 1-2 days after the completion of the nail, if not properly treated, cracks will gradually increase until the seal coat cracked, flaky off. The main reason is to use a disposable seal relative to the scrub seal layer, disposable seal coat texture, hard and brittle, lack of toughness, often have sufficient toughness, nail polish, glue surface cracks phenomenon. Anqing nail schools suggest that you use to scrub the removable seal layer.

Four. Color: refers to the well Nail Gels  nail polish, glue nail color distortion, yellowing or color cast.

Reasons:

Too thick, a seal coat of adhesive is applied to the sealing layer of rubber coated again appropriate, if coated with more than twice will make the color cast.

(2) sealing layer of light for too long: sealing layer illumination time is not more than two minutes, the light too long there will be yellow phenomenon.

V. Reduce gloss: gloss reduction refers to the original should be crystal clear and bright seal coat surface brightness is not enough.

Reasons:

1 color plastic coated is not smooth, texture leaving brush marks, will make the surface gloss reduce

(2) selecting the wrong seal coat. Should use the same brand can be scrubbed removable sealing layer.

3 light finished not immediately scrub should stay around 20 seconds and then scrub.

4 scrub a piece of cotton is not clean, there is no update.

The use of the cleaning solution: Do not use cleaning fluid containing the acetone class Wipe the sealing layer, and should use professional light therapy A cleaning solution.

Illumination time is not enough: the seal coat should be in the light of Nail Gels according to two minutes.

Why should I choose a high-power LED Nail Lamp?

This problem recent contact with customers more, and think the idea of each person is different, so described by the following:

More than a large nail salon – the scale of 2-3 manicurists (perhaps a few interns)

Large stores because of the large amount of guests, the number of visitors, guests ages are also widely, usually various types of nail lights will see traditional 36W UV lamp, 36W the CCFL lamp, 12W the LED lamp, 36W LED lights are used, may be more than one. Perhaps because many guests, so often the use of plastic more.

2, 1-2 manicurists store type Salon

The small salon, and perhaps an appointment, perhaps to store customer, the stability of their customer, but that does not mean more to finish, usually nail lamps are probably common to 36W of UV may have 36W of the CCFL, or 12W LED lights.

3, the individual studios

Non-store-style, usually is an appointment more often used in the lamps is 36W of UV, or 36W CCFL LED lights are relatively rare, especially the LED lights more than 36W.

4, the new business of nail studio

Particularly wish to discuss this article, the novice nail technician come into contact with plastic experience value less curing time also can not grasp the very appropriate.

Most people’s intuition that the novice nail technician, the instability of their customer, not necessary to use LED lights this will pick the gum, as well as the price is more expensive nail lamp.

Novice nail technician time to master the experience is still less than the circumstances, experienced nail technician. UV lamp is three minutes, the novice nail technician afraid quit, and more according to one minute; experienced nail technician time to complete the five fingers, but the novice nail technician carefully refers to the slow to Usually service hours than any other nail division for a long time, but lower fees.

But from the customer’s point of view, they only care about the completion of the “quality” with “time”, if the novice nail under the tutelage of the short curing time of the equipment (high power LED the Nail lights) to proceed, will shorten the time, while increasing customer confidence with satisfaction , so that the back-off rate will be slowly pulled their customer will be more and more stable.

Of course, some people mentioned Unlike traditional UV lamp LED lights for the degree of so extensive; but novice the manicurist habits started the gel may be a brand-based, are not so concerned about non-designated a The brand of gel do not. (Will not be before the glue Bang died, a lot of the old glue can not use LED light curing)

The terms of this aspect, but the novice nail technician “most in need of high power LED Nail Light”, the premise is to use LED lights for the main use of the gel brand curing.