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11 March 2021
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10 Essentials For Removing Gels and Acrylic Nails

10 Essentials For Removing Gels and Acrylic Nails  | Salon Services

As a nail technician, you always want to make sure your clients look after their manicures with the utmost care following their service. But sometimes, you’ll have those who come back to your salon with their nails chipped, peeled or lifted, or are looking for a complete makeover.

As a nail technician, you always want to make sure your clients look after their manicures with the utmost care following their service. But sometimes, you’ll have those who come back to your salon with their nails chipped, peeled or lifted, or are looking for a complete makeover.

To ensure polish removal runs just as smoothly as applying it, you should have the best tools and products to make it happen. Whether it’s gels or acrylics, these are the ten must-have products you’ll need for any removal service!

1. Remover Solution

A remover is the most obvious products that you should have when removing your client’s gel or acrylic nails. However, one thing you should remember is that you have two options: pure acetone and acetone-based removers. Pure acetone removers, such as the Salon Services Acetone are perfect for removing your clients gel or acrylic nails as quickly as possible. For extra care, opt for an acetone-based remover such as the Gelish Artificial Nail Remover which contains added conditioners to help prevent the skin and nails from drying out during the removal process.

2. Electrical Nail Drill

If you have a client with chipped gel or lifted acrylics, then you’ll need an electric file that will target the areas carefully to prevent further damage to their natural nail. You’re in luck as we supply a variety of premium e-files such as the Sibel Rechargeable Nail Drill that will save you so much time and offer unbelievable control and speed. The ergonomic hand piece is compact and lightweight to reduce fatigue, and the micro-vibrations ensures that the treatment is comfortable for both yourself and your client. With a 10 hours runtime from a single charge, it’s perfect for busy salons and back-to-back appointments.

3. Foil Nail Wraps

Perfect for both gels and acrylics, foil nail wraps will add a layer of protection to your clients’ skin when removing them. Quick and easy to apply, why not try our very own S-PRO Foil Nail Wraps? Not only are they pre-cut and will shape to your clients’ fingers easily, but they come with pre-attached cotton wool pads to speed up your services.

4. Manicure Bowl

If you work in a bustling nail bar, you’ll need to make sure you have the products to make polish removal quick and efficient. An acetone safe bowl will do the job smoothly as all you have to do is pour your remover into the bowl and dip your client’s fingers inside it. Try our Salon Services Acetone-Safe Manicure Bowl complete with hand rest for a comfortable service.

5. Buffer Blocks

Buffer blocks are perfect for keeping your clients’ natural shine on their nails after removing their polish. Removing any residual oils, they are also great if their nails are ridged before their next manicure. Super versatile with different grits on each side, these will also reduce the risk of infection and get rid of and dry or dead skin around your clients’ nails.

6. Nail Files

Even if you used an electrical nail file during removal, make sure your clients’ nails are shaped symmetrically to avoid jagged edges or damage before refilling their nails with a regular file. The most common one is a 240-grit, but remember that a coarse 100/180 grit file will be better for filing down acrylic nails. Click here to shop our wide range of nail files, available to purchase individually or as a bulk pack for even better value.

7. Cuticle Pusher

A must-have for any nail technician, cuticle pushers are perfect to remove any dead skin around your clients’ nails and avoid infection to keep them healthy. Here’s a little tip: If there’s still residual polish on your clients’ fingers following their acetone treatment, use a cuticle pusher to scrape it off! Try our top rated stainless steelSalon Services Cuticle Pusher for a quality tool loved by nail techs.

8. Nail Strengtheners

After removing your clients’ gel or acrylics, it’s important to make sure they remain strong before you go on to do their next manicure. Nail strengtheners are a great way to add an extra layer of protection to their natural nail thanks to a mix of wheat protein and calcium. If you don’t know where to start, there are plenty to choose from including OPI’s Nail Envy range which will suit your clients’ individual needs, whether it’s thinness, brittleness or dryness.

9. Cuticle Oil

Aftercare is always important after removing gels and acrylics, so a nourishing cuticle oil will work best to add extra protection for your client’s natural nails. Explore our range of cuticle oils and lotions to give your clients the finishing touch at the end of their removal or manicure service.

10. Hand Lotion

Hand lotions and creams are the perfect way to finish your client’s removal or manicure service. Not only will they leave your clients’ hands and nails soft and hydrated, but they’ll also protect them from any dryness caused by the remover you’ve used!

While you’re waiting for your next manicure, focus on maintaining the health of your natural nails. Explore more in our nail care blog on our page to find out more.
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