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Sabrinajuliaj

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I’m an esthetician and I’m thinking about going back to school to become a nail tech. I would want to self employ and go to my clients to do nails. I haven’t seen anything as far as techs doing acrylic or gel applications as a mobile nail tech. Please give me some insight on whether this is something I should look into and if it is, please let me know of any tips you might have. My biggest concern is the monomer fumes in clients homes. Thank you <3
 

BobSweden

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Rather that acrylics, why not consider an acrylgel? This is a relatively new material that is a kind of cross between acrylic and gel. It applies like a pre-mixed acrylic, has no monomer fumes, and cures in a UV lamp. It is stronger than gel and is good also for customers who are hard on their nails. Because it is pre-mixed, you don't have to worry about learning the correct mix ration of liquid and powder as acrylics.

You can make overlays and extensions, so if you then include a good gel polish you have a lot of options to offer. Most of our customers have migrated from acrylics to acrylgel during the past year.
 

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Sorry to jump on this post but what brand of acrygel do you recommend?
 

Alison Pilkington-Child

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Ikon.iQ Nails Polytek is the future... as strong as acrylic with no odour and almost zero lifting (even on my most challenging clients!). It's a dream to apply, manufactured under strict EU regulations and hypoallergenic.

All my acrylics clients have switched to it and have fallen in love. I can't even remember the last time I did an acrylic set and I used to do them all the time.
 

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