Pro Tips: Debunking Myths About GelColor Manicures

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    With the recent launch of our new GelColor ProHealth Formula and bottle redesign, we can't wait for everyone to jump on the GelColor train! If you are having some hestitations about using GelColor products or committing to this type of manicure, consider the below before you completely write it off. Jeany Perez, OPI Educator and Founder of Unity Nails, debunks common misconceptions about GelColor manicures and why this might be the go-to system that's best for you.

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      OPI GelColor does not damage your nail beds. In fact, it makes them stronger. The only time there is damage is if the client peels them off or if the gel color is forced off using an e-file. Research is key, so, finding the right system and using the right technique during application and removal is important for that perfect GelColor manicure. The new ProHealth Base and Top Coats have an advanced formula that strengthens your nails while you enjoy your gorgeous chip resistance manicure.

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      Your time is valuable! The removal process is just as significant as the application. It is important to understand the proper technique designed for the removal process using the right support products to make the experience just as amazing and swift as the application.With our new and improved ProHealth Top and Base Coat, the molecules have been reformulated to break up even faster. It only takes 7 minutes! How awesome is that? Soak off in less then 10 minutes.

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      There has been a huge improvement in gel technology. Many brands have converted to LED curing, which doesn't have the scary UV side effects. Having an LED lamp with a set timer is key. Due to such a small amount of exposure we can assure clients they are safe. OPI and LG collaborated and designed an elite Dual Care LED Lamp that is designed to fit all five fingers with plenty of space and very easy to use.

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      You absolutely can! Some of my best nail art has been created using GelColor.You can do all the nail art you desire without comprimising creativity. In fact, OPI created Artist Series Design Gels that come in the perfect shades that will bring any design to light. There is an easy method called “Flash Curing” that I use to hold the GelColor in place while you design away. You use this method to secure the GelColor in place while making your magic and it gives you the freedom to create your design exactly the way you want until it’s time to cure. I use the Artist Series Brush Set that is crafted by OPI specifically for GelColor nail art. This dynamic duo will allow you to create all the gorgeous nail art you desire giving you that drenched and shiny finish for up to 14 days.

    Written by Jeany Perez, Founder, Unity Nails In. & OPI Educator -