Judge Gigi-Honorary Geek
- Jan 12, 2003
- Reaction score
- Benissa, Costa Blanca, Spain
PopIts Dual System Forms from Sweet Squared
Questions from technicians are answered by Gigi Rouse
Questions from technicians are answered by Gigi Rouse
Q What exactly are PopIts?
A A PopIt can pretty well be described as a form for making and applying nail enhancements. You fill the form (the PopIt) with the nail product of your choice, then turn it over and Pop it onto the prepared nail surface while the product is still moist. A few minutes later you Pinch it off the surface of the set product and you are left with a perfectly structured and balanced nail enhancement which is beautifully shiny without any further filing or buffing.
Q When I use PopIts, does it mean all my clients nails will look identical?
A Structurally all the nails made using PopIts are the same but the nail technician still has complete freedom to create whatever free edge design the client prefers; oval, square, soft square, round etc. In this way, they do not differ from hand made nails.
Q Arent nails made using PopIts just glorified stick-ons?
A When you use PopIts there is nothing glued to the nail surface. The product is chemically bonded to the nail plate just as if you were applying the product in the ordinary way. In fact, in most cases the chemical bond is stronger than normal as the pressure used to apply the PopIt is greater than you can achieve with a brush. You rarely see any lifting when using PopIts to apply your product.
Q Can I use Pink & White or coloured powders for different French Looks with PopIts?
A It is possible but you will take a little longer unless you use well-less White or well-less natural tips .
Q Wont these PopIts make it possible for anyone at all to do great looking enhancements?
A As always, Sweet Squared will only sell to professional nail technicians not to just anyone at all. However as with anything, the more skilful you are as a technician the better the result is going to be when using PopIts. Yes, it will allow for technicians, who find it difficult to apply product with a brush, to make much better looking and consistent nail enhancements.
Q Is this the end of technicians with talent?
A The hand-made nail enhancement will still be the most customised and exclusive way to do nail enhancements by a nail technician with artistic talent who has clients who do not mind spending time in the salon.
Q How do you rebalance nails that are made using PopIts?
A There are several different options. For the speediest option, you would prepare the enhancement for rebalance in the normal way. And use a PopIt and one colour of product which is applied over the top.
Q Can I do a French rebalance using PopIts?
A For the quickest option, you would prepare the nails for a French Rebalance, then apply white powder over the tip in the ordinary way or Paint-On white gel and cure. Then use a PopIt and one colour of product and apply it over the top.
Q Can I do a Custom Blend Manicure using PopIts?
A Yes you can, but you will take a little longer working this way.
Q Isnt using PopIts just a cheating way of doing nails if you arent skilful at using a brush?
A I think nail technicians who are proud of their skill at doing nail enhancements have to view PopIts as just another way to do nails; an alternative method; a labour-saving device. Remember, once upon a time using a plastic tip was considered cheating by those who sculpted nails. Now everyone uses tips.
In the past, skilled painters and decorators always used brushes and now they all use pads and rollers. Its the same thing, newer and quicker methods. There will always be a demand for beautiful hand-made custom nail enhancements but at least those doing less than attractive nails now and those causing damage and tarnishing the reputation of nail techs in general, will be able to produce better and safer nails for their clients when using PopIts.
Q I do beautiful nails now, why would I be interested in using PopIts?
A Two reasons ... I cant think of any busy nail technicians who like spending hours of their time doing their own nails. Using PopIts will enable nail technicians to do their own nails in 30 minutes max. The second reason is simple, you will make more money using PopIts.
Q When applying the PopIt to the prepared nail, isnt there a danger of uncured product seeping out and causing eventual overexposure?
A PopIts have a unique and distinctive structure which prevents seepage onto the skin surrounding the nail. This is one of the exclusive features of the PopIts design which makes them absolutely unique.
Q Can I use PopIts for more than one application?
A Issues of sanitation would preclude you using PopIts on more than one client. It is best to use PopIts as a disposable item, like you would a tip, and discard them after each use. You will have got more than your moneys worth from them after one usage.
Q Do I have to charge allot less when I use PopIts to do my clients enhancements?
A Every technician who uses PopIts in her business will be doing sets and rebalances in a much quicker time which clients will love. So my answer is; I would charge what you think the client will pay for this excusive 30 minute service. You can keep your prices the same and make more money for less time, or you can charge even more. I have found that time is much more important to clients than money. I would not charge less.
Q Can I use PopIts for toenail enhancement?
A Yes you can.
Q Can I use PopIts for doing nail art?
A You can have a ball playing with PopIts and embedded nail art or designs made using different coloured powders or glitters and you will not have to do any finishing.
Q Is the finished surface smooth enough to apply polish when using PopIts?
A The finished surface when using PopIts is even smoother and shinier than you can do by hand and with the perfect line of light. The surface is like a competition shine. Polish will look more beautiful than ever before.