Basic Natural Nail Preparation
Client should not wash hands using soap and water 30 to 45 minutes prior to service. Clients should geneously use waterless sanitizers.
A. No manufacturers product will stick to a nail which is wet, oily, dirty, or has cuticle tissue growing over the surface.
B. Both Tech’s and clients hands should be sanitized and completely dry.
Always advise clients not to apply lotions or oils day of service.
1. Remove polish by using a "Non Acetone Polish Remover/Brush Cleaner".
2. As necessary push back the cuticles using a metal cuticle pusher (push back, then push down, then draw forward) and remove the thin tissue which appears from under the cuticle area. This thin tissue will be found along the sidewalls as well. Failure to remove this tissue will result in lifting.
3. Etch the entire surface of the nail using a new 100 grit file only! Start at the cuticle and work your way toward the free edge etching from cuticle to free edge. Use firm pressure. Change the angle of your file to etch entirely to where nail meets skin along the sidewalls. Failure to etch properly will result in lifting.
4. Dust the nail with a manicure brush.
5. Sanitize the nail using the “Nail Sanitizer” and “Nailogic Sanitizer Brush”. Use brisk strokes to remove all filing dust, oil, and dirt. Allow to dry to a chalky white. Redo this step a couple of times if: client recently washed hands, you recognize the nails as being oily, or if a client has adhesion issues.
6. If the nail surface has been carefully and properly prepared there is no need for a primer in most cases! If lifting persists due to health or medication issues, always use the ““Adhesion Booster"(not included in kits). If necessary, apply “Adhesion Booster"over the entire surface of the nail including the tip or existing product. Do not apply “Adhesion Booster” to skin surfaces, Nailogic gels will flow wherever the “Adhesion Booster" is.
Place fingers with “Adhesion Booster" under the U.V. Lamp for 30 seconds.
7. At this time apply tips as necessary. See “Applying a Tip” .
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