What you will need:
- Nail Prep Products
- Polygel Base Coat
- Brush & Spatula Tool
- 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
- Dappen Dish
- Paper Towel
Step 1. Prep the nails - File, shape, push back the cuticles and cleanse and dehydrate the nails. Apply Tips if using them.
Step 2. Apply a layer of Polygel Base Coat to the nails and cure.
Step 3. Squeeze a small amount of Polygel from the tube and slice it off with Spatula Tool.
TIP: Squeeze the Polygel tubes from the base only. If you squeeze them from the middle or top, you risk popping the seal open at the end of the tube.
Step 4. Half fill a dappen dish with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. Dip the brush side of the tool into the Isopropyl Alcohol and blot off the excess onto paper towel. ( You only need a small amount)
Step 5. Using the brush, gently move and press the polygel into shape on the nails and cure. Apply a second layer to achieve the correct thickness and cure.
TIP: When working on a client, you can work on all the nails one one hand and cure. Or alternate between hands. When a finger is curing on the left hand, you work on a finger on the right hand. And vice-versa till all the nails are complete.
Apply the polygel to one finger on the left hand and cure. While the left hand is in the lamp, apply the polygel to one finger on the right and then cure.
If the polygel becomes too sticky to move around, you will need more liquid.
Step 6. Wipe away the tacky layer with Isopropyl Alcohol.
Step 7. File and shape the nails.
Step 8. You can now paint your favourite colour of D&G HEMA Free Gel Polish or finish with Top Coat.
- Squeeze the Polygel tubes from the base only. If you squeeze them from the middle or top, you risk popping the seal open at the end of the tube.
- Use 70% Isopropyl Alcohol - Any higher percentage than this will start to break down the polygel before it cures. You risk having soft polygel nails.
- Only use a small amount of Isopropyl Alchohol on your brush. Do not flood the nail.
- Gently press and pull the polygel into place.
- Don't try and apply the polygel to thick as it will not cure all the way through and be soft. It's better to apply 2 layers to achieve the correct thickness.