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Tech Talks Gel Guide

Tech Talks - Gel Guide


WHAT GEL IS USED FOR WHAT TYPE OF NAIL?


Learn how to identify any type of nail and what gels you need to use when. 

At ProNails we have a complete range of LED/UV gels.

  • base gels
  • flexi builder gels
  • hard builder gels
  • camouflage gels
  • repair gels

This range is designed to provide you as a nail stylist with a suitable sollution for any type of nail and for all your client's needs.


As a nail stylist you should try to have at least a gel of each range to be able to handle any situation. Choosing the right gel is done with the following criteria in mind:

  • what is the type & condition of your client's nails?
  • what is the desired end-result?
  • what is your own experience level or prefered working method?

Are you new to ProNails or ProNails Gels?


Are you starting out with ProNails gels?  Do you currently work with a different brand? And do you want to perfect your knowlegde on our range? We offer conversion workshops where you learn to work with all our gels. 

NORMAL NAILS


 

normals nails

How to recognize normal nails?

  • strong
  • elastic
  • smooth surface
  • healthy appearance
What gels do you use?

What gels do you use?

You can use all gels on normal nails. A repair gel is not necessary. And a camouflage gel can be used over the base gel in case your clients want a babyboom or french manicure. Normally this isn't even needed if your client has no nail bed imperfections. 
As a primer we recommend to used the Acid Free Formula, which ensures perfect adhesion to normal nails.

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DRY & BRITTLE NAILS


 

dry & brittle nails

How to recognize dry & brittle nails?

  • very hard
  • thick or thin
  • ridged surface

Who has dry & brittle nails?

Most common with older clients, people who's hands are in frequent contact with water or due to hormonal imbalance after a pregnancy.

What gels do you use?

What gels do you use?

You can use all gels on dry & brittle nails. A repair gel is not necessarly needed. If you want to mask nail bed imperfections, you can opt to use a camouflage gel inbetween your base gel and your builder gel. 
As a primer we recommend to used the Acid Free Formula, which gives perfect adhesion to nearly all nail types, including dry & brittle nails.

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GREASY NAILS


 

greasy nails

How to recognize greasy nails?

  • naturally shiny
  • oily look

Who has greasy nails?

Most common with younger clients, people with wet hands or due to hormonal changes: puberty, menopause or during pregnancy.

What gels do you use?

What gels do you use?

As a base gel we recommend the Base Perfect or the Flexi Base. All Flexi Builders or Hard Builders can be used on your clients nails. A camouflage gel can be used over the base gel in case your clients has nail bed imperfections and depending on the desired result. 
As a primer we recommend to used the Universal Formula, which ensures perfect adhesion to greasy nails.

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FLEXIBLE NAILS


 

 flexible nails

How to recognize flexible nails?

  • very thin
  • bends easily
  • sensitive
  • softer / more elastic

Who has flexible nails?

Most common with younger clients, due to hormonal imbalance or dietary deficiency. And in some cases caused by over-filing by nail stylists! 

What gels do you use?

What gels do you use?

As a base gel we recommend the Base Perfect or the Flexi Base. All Flexi Builders can be used on your clients nails. 
As a primer we recommend to used the Acid Free Formula for perfect adhesion to flexible nails.

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Damaged Nails


 

damaged nails

How to recognize damaged nails?

  • very thin
  • splitting
  • red spots 

What causes damaged nails?

Mostly caused by inapropriate nail treatment: over-filing by nail stylists! 

What gels do you use?

What gels do you use?

As a base gel we recommend the Base Perfect or the Flexi Base. All Hard Builders can be used on your clients nails. 
You can also opt for using the Repair Fibre Force for highly damaged nails. If you want to mask the nail bed of damaged nails, you can opt to use a camouflage gel inbetween your base gel and your builder gel.
As a primer we recommend to used the Acid Free Formula which ensures perfect adhesion to damaged nails.

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Spoon nails


 

spoon nails

How to recognize spoon nails?

  • in most cases this is present from birth
  • or caused by a liver disorder

This type of nail is less common.

What gels do you use?

What gels do you use?

As a base gel we recommend the Base Clear or the Base Pink. All Flexi Builders can be used on your clients nails. 
You can also opt for using the Repair Fibre Force for highly impacted nails. As a primer we recommend to used the Universal Formula.

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NAIL BITERS


 

How to recognize nail biter?

How to recognize nail biter?

  • short nail beds
  • very damaged nails

 

What gels do you use?

What gels do you use?

All ProNails base & builder gels can be used. To mask the nail bed of nail biters, using a camouflage gel is recommend. Apply the camouflage gel after you apply the base gel and before you apply your builder gel.

Both primers can be used, depending on the type of nail the client has.

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