What is your favorite nail "hack"?

#1
Do you have a tip or trick that you swear by? I love sharing and trading tips and tricks with fellow nail techs! One of my "nail hacks" is wiping the back of nail foil sheets with acetone before using them! It makes the foil stick to the tacky layer on gel polish without foil glue!!

Let's help each other out and share tips! Screenshot_20180606-094422_Gallery.jpg
 

#2
For super long lasting chrome I protein bond the tips cure for 5 secs apply base coat then top coat. Hth someone
 
#3
For super long lasting chrome I protein bond the tips cure for 5 secs apply base coat then top coat. Hth someone
Awesome tip!
 

Bel's Gels

Qualified Nail Technician
#4
For inexpensive and TOTALLY lint free wipes I use wax strips. Zero lint. Have been using them for years. Just cut them to size.
 

#5
After having a couple of issues with lifting a few years ago after proper prep etc a nail tech friend told me to try double priming...and it works! Double prime as a rule now
 

#6
After having a couple of issues with lifting a few years ago after proper prep etc a nail tech friend told me to try double priming...and it works! Double prime as a rule now
What is a good primer to use?
 

JERSEY JOCK

Well-Known Member
#7
For super long lasting chrome I protein bond the tips cure for 5 secs apply base coat then top coat. Hth someone
Could you go through your full chrome steps for me ❤️
 

#8
Could you go through your full chrome steps for me ❤️

Hiya
Prep nail for gel polish
Base coat cure
2x color coat cure in between
Non wipe top coat cure for recommended time
Apply chrome - for best mirror look apply with silicone tool then softly burnish a tiny amount of add'l pigment with sponge. Ensure particles lay flat. Apply primer to tips of nails only. I don't apply alot or color will disappear.
Cure 5 to 10 secs.
Apply base coat cure
Regular Top coat cure
Enjoy long lasting chromies
 

#9
Hiya
Prep nail for gel polish
Base coat cure
2x color coat cure in between
Non wipe top coat cure for recommended time
Apply chrome - for best mirror look apply with silicone tool then softly burnish a tiny amount of add'l pigment with sponge. Ensure particles lay flat. Apply primer to tips of nails only. I don't apply alot or color will disappear.
Cure 5 to 10 secs.
Apply base coat cure
Regular Top coat cure
Enjoy long lasting chromies
Can i ask what does the primer do afterwards?
 

JERSEY JOCK

Well-Known Member
#10
Hiya
Prep nail for gel polish
Base coat cure
2x color coat cure in between
Non wipe top coat cure for recommended time
Apply chrome - for best mirror look apply with silicone tool then softly burnish a tiny amount of add'l pigment with sponge. Ensure particles lay flat. Apply primer to tips of nails only. I don't apply alot or color will disappear.
Cure 5 to 10 secs.
Apply base coat cure
Regular Top coat cure
Enjoy long lasting chromies
❤️
 

#11
Can i ask what does the primer do afterwards?
It gives the next product applied something to hold on tight to ensuring great adhesion between chrome and next product applied
 

#12
Here's a tip: stop adding nail art onto the gels.
 

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