Non standard salon gel nails?

#1
There’s a lot of talk about nss (non standard salon) nails and recently a few nail techs were arguing in the comments on a fb post over removing gel products. Essentially one nail tech said that if gel nails don’t soak off using acetone then the products used are“nss gel”. I’m really confused because I thought only soft gel products soaked off and hard gels had to be filed off. If the gel I am using on clients is file off does that mean it’s a nss gel? I have never herd of this before and the technician explained that if the gel someone is using doesn’t soak off then it is a “nss gel” and that they shouldn’t be using them... I am a gel and polygel nail technician working now for 2 years and have never herd something more confusing? I’m actually afraid to comment because people were getting so aggressive in the comment section but I can’t find anything online to support this theory? Does anyone have any idea what this person ment by “acetone won’t remove any nss gel but you shouldn’t be using that”
 

#2
Short answer, they don't know what they're talking about.
Long answer, maybe they are referring to nss acrylic which smells like cat pee when removed and is hard to remove. ;) Most nail techs, whatever system they use, should know what hard gel is, or at least possess a general clue even if they don't use hard gel. The same way a gel technician should at least know what L&P is and, for example, how to remove it. Also, the same way most techs should know the basics such as the difference between a greenie and fungus... but do they? Not always. I still see so many techs not know what a greenie is. They'll see a greenie and immediately call it fungus.
 

#3
Short answer, they don't know what they're talking about.
Long answer, maybe they are referring to nss acrylic which smells like cat pee when removed and is hard to remove. ;) Most nail techs, whatever system they use, should know what hard gel is, or at least possess a general clue even if they don't use hard gel. The same way a gel technician should at least know what L&P is and, for example, how to remove it. Also, the same way most techs should know the basics such as the difference between a greenie and fungus... but do they? Not always. I still see so many techs not know what a greenie is. They'll see a greenie and immediately call it fungus.
Thank you for replying so quickly! I was thinking that it didn’t make sense but thought there was no harm in asking :) sometimes I read things a panic Incase I’m doing something wrong or haven’t enough theory thank you so much for your reply
 

Haircutz

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#4
That’s the problem with Facebook groups. You’ll get a lot of unqualified nonsense being re-posted and even qualified techs will begin to doubt themselves.
Chances are they’ve done a 1 day nail course and think they know it all. :rolleyes:
 

#5
That’s the problem with Facebook groups. You’ll get a lot of unqualified nonsense being re-posted and even qualified techs will begin to doubt themselves.
Chances are they’ve done a 1 day nail course and think they know it all. :rolleyes:
Thanks haircutz I think that’s what’s happened Idk should these people be allowed do nails in the first place really
 
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