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INTRO - REMOVAL
Occasionally a client may wish to have her enhancements removed or have a broken nail that will need to be replaced. It is your job as the caring Nail Technician to remove the product safely without causing damage to the nail.
It is important to be aware of what is classed as safe removal. If you are using nippers to prise the product off, you will undoubtedly be causing damage to the nail plate. This technique will rip up layers of the nail plate and leave your clients nails thin, weak and unsightly. We do not reccomend the use of nippers, nor do we sell such tools.
There are two main methods of removal:
PREPARE YOUR WORKING AREA
Prior to removal it is good practice to prepare your working area. Put down a protective covering (towel) to protect your work surface. If you are using the soak off method be aware that "Tip Remover" will strip the surface of tables etc if spilt.
SOAKING OFF A SET OF NAILS
This method is the most common form of removal for Acrylics(Liquid & Powder) and Fibreglass/Silk Nails. Most UV Gels are resillient to solvents, however there has been the introduction of soak off gels within the industry over the past 5 years or so (soak off gels generally require the combination of soaking + buffing, but this depends upon the particular gel).
The use of Tip Remover can be dehydrating to the skin, however with the correct care and product understanding this problem can be overcome by adding a little cuticle oil or almond oil to the surrounding skin prior to submerging the nails. You can even treat your client afterwards by applying and massaging hand cream after removal to make them feel special.
Step One - Prepare The Nails
Cleanse hands and then your clients, remove any existing nail polish and take down the length of your nails with "One Cut Tip Cutters". If your client has managed to grow her own nails beneath the extensions and wishes to keep her length then there is no need to remove the length.
Step Two - Submerge The Nails in Tip Remover
Carefully pour the Tip Remover into one of the following: a glass bowl, Soak Off Pots or Finger Spas. make sure there is enough solution to cover the full length of the nails.
Cover the nails with a terry towel to reduce the vapours escaping. It takes about 15 to 25 minutes to soak off a set of nails. After 15 minutes check the status of the nails, then re submerge them for a further 10 minutes if needed.
Take the nails out one at a time. They will look jelly like and enlarged. Using a paper towel wipe away the product from the nail. Some technicians like to use an orange stick to ease the product from the nail, the choice is yours.
Once the product has been removed the nails may appear chalky looking and there may be still small remains of stuborn product. If this is the case gently buff over the nail with a "Purple sand Turtle".
Step Three - Perform a Mini Manicure
Push back the cuticles and remove any dead skin cells. Using a 2 way or 3 way shiner, bring the nails to a high shine, then apply nail oil to the nails and then a hand cream to the hands. If the client wants nail polish wipe of the excess nail oil with a wipe and apply a base coat, polish then finally a top coat.
Step Four - Disposal of Tip Remover
NEVER, EVER pour "Tip Remover" down the drain. "Tip Remover is a volatile chemical and should be disposed of carefully.
If you are using a bowl or "Soak Off Pots", try to mop up the excess liquid with a paper towel. Place the paper towel in an outside bin.
Never pour down your toilet or drain.
NEVER pour down the sink .... WHY?
1. It will enter the drainage system
2 . It may melt your pipes beneath the sink.
3. It is Illegal
Soak Off Tips
Removal time can be dramatically reduced by about 40 to 50% by warming the Tip Remover in hand hot water. NEVER EVER warm the product in a microwave or on a cooker - this is very dangerous and will result in the product exploding.
The safest way to warm the solution is by placing your soak off dishes, glass bowl or finger spas into a larger container filled with hand hot water. The warming of the solution will make the solvent more active and the breakdown process will be faster. Warming the Tip Remover may also make the solvent more volatile so place atowel over the top to reduce the vapours escaping.
BUFF OFF - METHOD
This method is commonly associated with "UV Gel".
IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFO
"Tip Remover" is "Acetone " based. Acetone is a solvent and a highly volatile liquid. It is highly flammable and should not be used near a naked flame. Keep this product in a high cupboard away from childrens use. Acetone will strip the varnish or paint off of surfaces, so please make sure that you lay down a protective towel or covering.
NO SMOKING WHILST USING THIS PRODUCT.
NAIL EXTENSION PRODUCTS