BUILDER GEL TUTORIAL

ESSENTIALS BASICS

Difficulty

MEDIUM

Time

60'

Cost per Manicure

$2.99

Products used

STEP 1 - PREP

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- Push back cuticles and lightly buff the natural shine.

- Grab our brand new Glass Nail File to shorten and even out the natural nail.

- Next, grab a lint free nail wipe soaked in alcohol to remove oils and filing dust. It’s important

to use wipes that don't leave fibres which ruin your mani.


STEP 2 - BASE COAT

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- Cover the natural nail with a thin layer of base coat.

- Get as close to the cuticle and nail edges as you can, but do not touch the cuticle. 

- Cure for 30 seconds in Rossi UV Led Nail Lamp.


STEP 3 - PAPER NAIL FORM

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- To extend the nail grab Paper Nail Forms.

- Roll the form between your fingers to create your C-curve.

- Remove the backing paper, open the form and stick together the front tabs making sure they are symmetrical.

- Set the form under the nail making sure there are no big gaps between the form and the nail. 

- Align the middle line of the form to the middle of the nail.

- Close the form underneath the finger. Pinch the form two number under the length you want to achieve.


STEP 4 - CREATE EXTENSION

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- First create the length of the nail. Apply product on the free edge of your nail where the form starts. 

- Working from the free edge, spread out the product down your extension to create your desired length and shape. 

- Cure for 60 seconds.


STEP 4  - CREATE APEX

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- Next, apply more product to create an apex. Apply a thin layer on the full nail. 

- You'll want to find the middle point of the nail and apply more builder gel. Spread the rest of the Builder Gel out towards the tip. This product has a thick formula that applies smoothly and evenly.

- Turn your hand upside down for 10-15 seconds for the gel to self-level and create a perfect surface.

- Cure for 60 seconds.


STEP 5 - FILE & TOP COAT

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- Remove the form by pinching it together and pushing downwards, then wipe off the sticky layer with a lint-free wipe soaked in alcohol.

- File and shape the nail, then remove the filming dust.

- Our builder is perfectly crystal clear! You can see how clear it is after applying a layer of top coat.


STEP 6 - APPLY DIP POWDER OR GEL POLISH (OPTIONAL)

- You can continue your manicure by applying dip powder, gel polish or normal nail polish.

- Follow the usual steps for each nail product according to their instructions.

- The color used here is Holographic Gel Polish, Cancelled Flight.