GelColor Nail Prep by Hand

GelColor Nail Prep by Hand
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Products & Tools Used
OPI GelColor Nail Prep by Hand

Both client and technician wash hands with Swiss Blue Soap. Sanitize hands with Swiss Hand Guard Gel.

Shape as desired with the EDGE 240 Grip File

Trim nails if needed and shape as desired with the EDGE 240 Grit File.

Use the PusherPlus Cuticle Pusher to reveal the true cuticle

With Swiss Guard, push back the eponychium using a PusherPlus Cuticle Pusher to reveal true cuticle.

Use a Nail Wipe and N.A.S. 99 to keep the nail plate clean

Once you’re done, remove any residue left behind using a Nail Wipe and N.A.S. 99 to keep the nail plate clean.

Use the Dexterity and remove any excess

Before you nip, grab your Dexterity and remove any excess non-living tissue you may have missed.

Remove any hangnails or non-living tissue using the AccuNip

Now gently remove any hangnails or non-living tissue using the AccuNip. If it’s already lifted, it’s okay to nip away.

Buff each nail and focus on the cuticle area

With the 220 side of the 220/280 FLEX, buff each nail. Focus on the cuticle area. Then remove excess dust with a brush.

Wipe down the nails one more time with N.A.S. 99

Once nails are smooth, wipe down the nails one more time with N.A.S. 99.

Apply Bond-Aid and let it dry

Lastly, apply one coat of Bond-Aid to each nail and let it dry.

Completed GelColor Prep by Hand

Prepped nails for GelColor.

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Swiss Hand Guard Antiseptic Handwash Gel
$0.99
Swiss Hand Guard Antiseptic Handwash Gel - Sanitation and Disinfection - OPI
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Swiss Blue Liquid Hand Soap
$47.50
Swiss Blue Liquid Hand Soap - Sanitation and Disinfection - OPI
pro only
Edge White 240 File
$1.25
Edge White 240 File - Files - OPI
pro only
PusherPlus Titanium
$24.95
PusherPlus Titanium - Tooling - OPI
pro only
N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution
$4.95
N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution - Sanitation and Disinfection - OPI
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Dexterity Titanium
$24.95
Dexterity Titanium - Tooling - OPI
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AccuNip Titanium
$39.95
AccuNip Titanium - Tooling - OPI
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Flex Green 220/280 File
$2.50
Flex Green 220/280 File - Files - OPI
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Bond Aid Ph Balancing Agent
$4.95
Bond Aid Ph Balancing Agent - Top & Base Coats - OPI