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The best, user friendly gel system??
02-01-2012, 09:15 AM
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Ok fellow techies--i need help! The owner of the Spa i work in wants to start offering gels. She is asking me for my opinion. I got my masters/certs in Brisa about 8-9 years ago but never "mastered" the product, in my opnion. I stopped using it because i got discouraged and felt it just wasnt durable enough, and hard to work with. A friend of mine used to use Star Kalcium Kapping gel and had clients lined out the door. Im pretty sure most of her clients were overlays.
Ive found several new systems by Star, like thier new "eco" systems and acrygel looked interesting. I need a product thats user friendly and easy to work with and will hold up. For new sets-i need to know whats the most durable way--sculpting a set of gels with forms, or overlaying tips? Tips and brisa did not hold up well for me in the past, but it could have been i was trying to make the nails too long, and the gel would always crack. Any suggestions for me?
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02-01-2012, 09:55 AM
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ALL gels will work just fine. If you had a problem with Brisa, then it was mostly likely an application issue. You said that that Brisa was cracking and that you made the nails too long. You can tell what the problem is by where the gel cracks. If it's at the stress area, the nail wasn't structured properly. You have to build the apex in the right place and add strength at the weakest point of the long nail to make sure it holds up.

If it were me, I'd look for what ever co. has a rep in your area. I've found that getting the help trouble shooting your problems can make or break a person trying to learn to use a particular product.....

Also, you might try a one step gel, instead of one that requires 2 or 3 different gels. A one step can speed up the process just a bit.
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02-01-2012, 11:02 AM
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I recommend Entity One Gel. It's technology is different than other gels. Entity uses nanotechnology inside the nail enhancement. That's simply a big word for saying we use the smallest measurement of molecular structure to provide the tightest network. This means your gel enhancements will be stronger than other gels.
I live in Alabama and with our humidity, we often had trouble trusting a gel product to hold up. We've had nothing but success using Entity One Gel.
Donna mentioned using a one step gel. Ours is one gel, it comes in 5 colors. No need to use builder gels, top gels, base gels, etc. It's just one. Use it to sculpt and overlay. Entity recommends only using clear tips or clear forms when creating an extension edge. Cure each layer a full 2 minutes (3 min for white.) Never apply a coat of gel, flash cure, and apply another layer. This leads to an incorrect cure, service breakdown, and possible over-exposure.
You can visit our website and view a DVD on the gel application. This month, our gel kits are 15% off.
If you have any questions, email me directly.
Tina Ciesla
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02-01-2012, 12:54 PM
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Smile I love Gelousy. can use as nail enhancement, self leveling, turn hand over for gravity to help build arch and glass like finish, PR is lacking (they could be like young nails and do better) but their product is great and if u want you can mix and match colors for endless possiable choices. can color whole nail or just tips( I add more glitter to their rock star collection tho) no lifting problems IF YOU PREP THE NAIL RIGHT. i say that becuz no one around here does good cuticle care and thats the canvas for your art! I also like there swipe, its 3 in one, nail polish remover, swipe, and dehydrator. All in one! And they have a great light. Just ask me tho and I will send you info on where to buy 1/2 off. Good luck
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02-01-2012, 02:39 PM
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(02-01-2012 12:54 PM)Nail Addict Wrote:  Smile I love Gelousy. can use as nail enhancement, self leveling, turn hand over for gravity to help build arch and glass like finish, PR is lacking (they could be like young nails and do better) but their product is great and if u want you can mix and match colors for endless possiable choices. can color whole nail or just tips( I add more glitter to their rock star collection tho) no lifting problems IF YOU PREP THE NAIL RIGHT. i say that becuz no one around here does good cuticle care and thats the canvas for your art! I also like there swipe, its 3 in one, nail polish remover, swipe, and dehydrator. All in one! And they have a great light. Just ask me tho and I will send you info on where to buy 1/2 off. Good luck
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I love Gelousy as well, and totally agree about the lacking PR. I'm sending you an email now!
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02-01-2012, 03:30 PM
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(02-01-2012 09:15 AM)NailsToYouFL Wrote:  Ok fellow techies--i need help! The owner of the Spa i work in wants to start offering gels. She is asking me for my opinion. I got my masters/certs in Brisa about 8-9 years ago but never "mastered" the product, in my opnion. I stopped using it because i got discouraged and felt it just wasnt durable enough, and hard to work with. A friend of mine used to use Star Kalcium Kapping gel and had clients lined out the door. Im pretty sure most of her clients were overlays.
Ive found several new systems by Star, like thier new "eco" systems and acrygel looked interesting. I need a product thats user friendly and easy to work with and will hold up. For new sets-i need to know whats the most durable way--sculpting a set of gels with forms, or overlaying tips? Tips and brisa did not hold up well for me in the past, but it could have been i was trying to make the nails too long, and the gel would always crack. Any suggestions for me?

I'd be happy to send you a sample of our Balance UV Gel System. If you are interested, please contact me at Jessie@nsinails.com

http://www.nsinails.com/products/cat/bal...ystem.html

Jessie Burkhardt
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NSI - Advanced Products. Professionally Preferred.
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