Builder gel - help please :(

SalonGeek

Help Support SalonGeek:

PaigeRosexxx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2019
Messages
62
Reaction score
6
Location
Manchester
Can you mix builder gels?
I did a more pinky colour today on a regular client and you could see the difference I feel awful
If they want a complete new colour do I soak off and re do?
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
Premium Geek
Joined
Jun 24, 2003
Messages
6,214
Reaction score
4,241
Location
Brighton, East Sussex
I don't understand the question

If they pick a different colour then there will be a difference, you will need to know this and advise them of their options - removal and new set - opaque colour over the top to camouflage the difference - full colour - etc.
 

PaigeRosexxx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2019
Messages
62
Reaction score
6
Location
Manchester
I don't understand the question

If they pick a different colour then there will be a difference, you will need to know this and advise them of their options - removal and new set - opaque colour over the top to camouflage the difference - full colour - etc.
So builder gel comes in different colours
I did a different builder gel on top of a different colour as an infill and you could really see the difference, I said she should go for a gel polish on top she said no.. I thought you could mix builder gels x
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
Premium Geek
Joined
Jun 24, 2003
Messages
6,214
Reaction score
4,241
Location
Brighton, East Sussex
I know builders come in different colours but what's the point in mixing you'll still have a different colour to the original so there will still be a difference. Unless you use a darker or more opaque colour then use it all over not just the infill area.

If she refused your suggestion to solve the issue why are you feeling awful? It was her choice
 

sammi010

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2005
Messages
510
Reaction score
200
Location
Cheshire
A way round this in future would be to use a clear builder gel as a base and file back to this at infill time.
 

Kyralouise

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2020
Messages
235
Reaction score
204
Location
Uk
@PaigeRosexxx I can see from your other posts that you use the TGB BIAB. I've seen many infill videos from TGB users and it seems that it's not being filed down thin enough before re-application. All of my BIAB sets have a thin clear coat as the first layer. So at the next appointment, I can file back all of the colour builder, back to the clear layer. That way you never need to try and match or blend two different colours. You just start again from the clear coat.

It's your responsibility as the nail tech to be keeping an eye on the natural nail condition, looking for lifting, greenies, nail separation etc. If you're not filing the BIAB away thin enough so that you can see the natural nail, this can be dangerous for your client's nails.

Hope this helps!
 

PaigeRosexxx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2019
Messages
62
Reaction score
6
Location
Manchester
@PaigeRosexxx I can see from your other posts that you use the TGB BIAB. I've seen many infill videos from TGB users and it seems that it's not being filed down thin enough before re-application. All of my BIAB sets have a thin clear coat as the first layer. So at the next appointment, I can file back all of the colour builder, back to the clear layer. That way you never need to try and match or blend two different colours. You just start again from the clear coat.

It's your responsibility as the nail tech to be keeping an eye on the natural nail condition, looking for lifting, greenies, nail separation etc. If you're not filing the BIAB away thin enough so that you can see the natural nail, this can be dangerous for your client's nails.

Hope this helps!
Thank you:)
 

Latest posts

Top