- To apply the gel, take a bead of the IBD Hard Gel builder and start from the centre of your nail, allowing it to float towards the edges and tips of your nail as it is applied. Curing time should be around 90 seconds. It will only partially heal the gel. You’ll have to wait for the rest of the glue to adhere.
Can you use hard gel with tips?
You may use builder gel to produce extensions or enhancements by applying it to natural nails for a non-chip overlay or by using it with nail tips to create extensions or enhancements.
Do you put base coat under builder gel?
No. There is no requirement to apply gel bonder prior to the application of Builder Base. Preparing the nail and applying Builder Base immediately following are recommended. Before applying the builder foundation, we recommend adding one layer of gel polish base coat to the client’s nails if they have thin nails that flex easily.
What is the difference between IBD hard gel and builder gel?
Hard gel and building gel are both the same thing, Joseph. These hard gels are more akin to acrylics in appearance, and they generally take more time to soak off once you’ve filed the nail down as near to the natural nail as you possibly can. If you don’t want to use forms to build the nail out, you may use builder gel to adhere tips to the nail instead.
Does IBD hard gel soak off?
This thick-consistency gel is ideal for usage on both tips and natural nails, and it cures in three minutes, allowing for quick and efficient service. This simple to remove gel can be soaked off in only 10 minutes and securely removed with a cuticle pusher, making it ideal for clientele who prefer to experiment with their nail aesthetics.
Is Hard gel bad for your nails?
Finally, keep in mind that natural nail damage caused by the use of harsh gels is actually just a result of one thing: incorrect removal of the gels. Using excessive force when filing or prying away gels might cause serious damage to the nail plate and result in a client’s aversion to your services for good. Furthermore, the residual gel will blend in with the natural nail, making it virtually undetectable.
How do you apply nail tips without glue?
If you don’t want to use glue, tape is a fantastic option to think about using. You may use either standard double-sided tape or fashion tape for this project. I don’t have any double-sided tape or nail glue, so I’m not sure how I’m going to apply the adhesive to my nails. Alternatively, you may apply a layer of transparent nail paint and just attach it.
Can you put hard gel over gel polish?
This is our preferred method of use Hard Gel. Simply apply your Base Coat and then 1-2 applications of Hard Gel to complete the look. Continue with your gel polish color layers and finish with your Top Coat to get the desired look and feel. A natural finish may also be achieved by using Hard Gel without the addition of a color coat.