Gel Polish Removal

1. Pour a small amount of acetone, just enough to cover the client’s nails, into small acetone resistant bowl and then place this bowl into a larger bowl of warm water. You can also purchase specially designed soak off bowls from your local wholesaler. 

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BOWL REMOVAL

2. Ask the client to place their fingers in the bowl of acetone and cover the bowl with a towel, this will prevent any vapours from escaping.

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3. The time that it will take the product to be removed from the nail will depend on the system used and so you should consult the manufacturer’s instructions (this is usually around 10-15 minutes)

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4. Once the nails have soaked gently scrape the nail with a hoof stick or cuticle pusher (do not put pressure on the nail). The product should ease off nicely.

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5. Gently buff the nail with a light grit file to smooth.

FOIL WRAP REMOVAL

1. Buff the surface of the nail slightly using a medium grit file. This will encourage the nail to absorb the solvent for ease of removal.

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2. Apply acetone to a cotton pad and apply to the surface of the nail plate.

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3. Wrap the cotton pad in a layer of tin foil and secure it tightly in place. This will prevent the acetone from evaporating.

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4.  Leave in place for 10-20 minutes.

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5. Remove one of the wraps to check to see if the gel is softening. When it is soft enough you can gently, slough it off the nail plate using a hoof stick or cuticle pusher.

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6. Gently buff the nail with a light grit file to smooth.

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