We are so excited to see you all at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Show this Sunday and Monday. We've got so much in store for all the visitors at the event & online.
For the first 15 customers each day there are goodybags worth £54.50 RRP
We will be doing a range of nail art tutorials at beginner and intermediate levels. The tutorials will also be on live on the Gellifique Instagram profile at the allocated time below.
The trendiest ombre of the season (pictured above). A milky base, hard gel extension with a splash of neon colour and a glitter gradient.
We will be creating a tropical island sunset complete with dreamy neons in a matte finish, leaves and palm trees. Tropical Bliss.
Using our new Milkyway Top Coat we will demonstrate how to create this fine line technique in a range of shapes and a slight 3D effect.
A range of special offers and discounts will be available at the show and online.
We have made it even more simple for you to choose your sets by adding a handy column on the right of each set, listing the products with their images included. Now, rest assured that you will not end up with duplicate colours.
click here to see the new feature on our latest sets
At Gellifique® we offer a number of options tailored to suit your needs:
Choose from a selection of beautifully combined pastel shades. Your favourite hues for Spring with an average saving of £11.45.
Acrylic gel Cotton Candy in a soft, pink shade with fine shimmer has been a hit this month so far.
Acrylic Gel features:
PANTONE has finally announced its colour choice for 2022 and we are thrilled to have a PERFECT colour match. Hooray! for Very Peri Pantone shade number 17 - 3938 and the Gellifique colour match in the latest arrival Britannica. A very special shade for Pantone as it paints the future ahead in a new light.
The colour represents a fusion between two worlds of modern life with its blue undertones of stability and what we know already and its violet red undertones symbolising global innovation and what is yet to be discovered.
Natural balance of warm and cool tones which support and enhance one another.
A holistic and harmonious blend of nature infused shades.
Classics and neutrals that convey a message of timeless sophistication.
A joyful and whimsical colour palette perfect coming into Spring of 2022.
If you follow us on social media you would have seen our very exciting announcement on September 1st regarding our attendance of the Beauty Olympia on the 3 - 4 of October.
This fantastic trade - only show is for everyone in the professional sector to meet their favourite brands or discover new ones. What a fantastic way to bring everyone that shares love for the beauty industry together.
It is completely free to attend so head over here to register for your free pass.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND US AT THE SHOW
Come and see us, discover our products and learn more about what we do at stand C24 on October 3 and 4th.
Scan the QR code below and create an account on our website. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter ( we will be checking) and grab your FREE Goody Bag at the event.
Meet the Gellifique® full size Pro Cure Lamp and the Gellifique® acrylic table top gel colour polish display.
Get both free of charge when you spend £500 on the day.
Our brand new trial kits will be available for sale before being released online.
A perfect trial kit if you would like to truly test out the formulation of our products as it has a staple black, white and dark green colours which if badly formulated are notorious for streaking, shrinking and under curing. Comes complete with our very much loved Microcrystal Base Coat , Microcrystal - Armour Top Coat and a chunky silver glitter - Silverscreen. All products are available in full 15 ml size also.
A fantastic selection of our top selling colour in three bright , beautiful shades and a pastel to show you just how beautifully pigmented the Gellifique® range is. Comes complete with the number one seller Rubber Base Coat in medium and Microcrystal Top Coat.
The key essentials in every nail salon are a good quality primer which does not burn upon application and a 100% lint free wipe that will not ruin your gel polish application.
Both can be found at Gellifique® and the latter is available in array of juicy colours to suit your salon decor.
Select from SNOW , ROSE , ZEST , LIME or AQUA.
PREP and PRIME
A new formula perfectly suited for the Gellifique® Gel System.
This gentle, acid-free, air dry nail primer has a chalky, dry finish and removes moisture from the nail surface to enhance product adhesion thereby, reducing the chance of product lifting.
shop all Gellifique® top and base coats products for great adhesion and long lasting wear.
The Gellifique® 25% discount on sculpting products ends in just over 48 hours.
Select your favourite shades from 40 HEMA FREE sculpting products currently on offer.
To stock up dont forget the Gellifique® offers on fully priced items also apply.
A flexible, HEMA FREE soak off builder gel system which will protect your client's nails against trauma by bending with the nail when caught or bumped. A handy brush on application cuts down on service time and two texture options with a slight variation in features are available. There are 18 products in this range.
Nail prep is a must and we highly recommend checking out the award winning Staleks® range of professional tools at very affordable prices. These tool are an ideal choice for the busy nail techs that don't care for the marketing frills of social media and simply need a professional grade tool that has been created and retailed for the manicure industry for over 40 years internationally.
With the arrival of our new brushes and tools there are so many options to choose from to suite every nail tech out there. We even have a Kolinsky no. 10 Acrylic Brush.
Have a questions? Visit our website, chat to bot Gellifina or e- mail us at email@example.com
To celebrate the arrival of our brand new nail brushes and tools we are offering a 25% discount across our nail sculpting products (T&Cs apply) ; items included in the sale are Acrylic Gel , Hard Builder Gel Set and Apex Gel. As with our Gel Polish line all of the Gellifique® UV/LED curable products are HEMA FREE since 2017.
If you have not tried our Acrylic Gel yet then you are in for a treat. Let's check out the top five advantages of this system
If you are an Educator we now offer a Gellifique® Acrylic Gel Kit available with an Educators Discount.
Our revolutionary system that provides a hard wear of up to 3 weeks in a gentle formulation free from many of the skin sensitizing ingredients.
The soak off builder gel in a bottle; providing easy application , lasting wear and two thickness options for enhanced strength or a short extension.
Finally our new arrivals are here. A beautiful range of peach, pink and neon shades that compliment beautifully our Signature (HEMA FREE line). These shades are so perfect both in tint and flawless application that without any hesitation we have decided to make them part of our staple 250+ colour range. Our UV/LED light curable gels are formulated (and for a good reason) free from the following ingredients:
HEMA & DI HEMA
* Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide
So lets take a look at all of the new product arrivals now available online.
If you are a long standing customer of ours you will remember the super popular collection of colours under the FS series.
We have now recreated these shade in our HEMA free line. Barbie, Dolly and Pink Panther are perfectly paired with some of our other top selling pinks in a similar shade category such as Strawberry Bliss, Thistle and Tropicana (Lolita 01).
This new colour variety consists of key trending shades for Summer 2021. Our top pick has to be the mega vibrant Bora Bora.
Peach perfection has been on our minds for a while now but it has been so hard to find the right tints.
We feel these 3 new shades compliment so well our existing range of peach undertones in colours such Peach Bourbon and Peach Blush.
Our top pick for an all year round peach shade has to be the delicate Peach Blossom.
Gellifique® HEMA FREE Art Gel in a range of juicy, summer neon colours as well as a staple Jet Black and Snow White are now available online.
The must-have item for freehand nail design. Perfectly creamy and highly pigmented gels formulated specifically for nail art so do not bleed or run. Suitable for french lines. Not tack-free.
Combine your creativity with our products to create an unstoppable team.
To adjust to Brexit related changes as well packaging adjustments as a result of high demand for our products in other European markets we will be raising our prices by 10% from June 07 2021.
All of our ongoing offers and bulk discounts for our customer will stay the same. If you have any questions relating to bulk discounts please get in touch with our friendly Customer Service Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking to switch completely from a different brand and would like an all product overview or simply would like to see all the colours in "real life"?
Then head over to our website to book your Gellifique® showroom appointment.
Our team will help you select your favourite colours and you can test them yourself in store . Benefit from exclusive in store discounts on the day.
We hope everyone is having a brilliant time being back in their "element" this week and seeing all of your clients. Just before the arrival of S/S 2021 collection and some very exciting new product line launches we are offering 20% off
on all Essentials.
With the arrival of our beautiful Gellifique® Art Gel in a matter of weeks this is a great time to use this week's offer to start building your Gellifique® nail art brush collection:
1. Ombre brush for that perfect blend of colours
2. Liner brushes in 7mm and 9 mm for a variety of designs
3. an oval Gel brush in size 6
4. 100% Kolinsky Acrylic brush
These are available as singles or in a set of 5.
Prep, cleanse and soak off with the Gellifique® dermatologically tested range of Antiseptic sprays (200 ml x 2) and gently scented Cleanser and Acetone (300 ml x 2). All of the products in this range are available in value packs of two.
Whether you are looking for an excellent European made Carbide drill bit or top of the range cuticle nippers, Staleks® knows their tools and has been in the business for over 25 years.
Made in Ukraine these ergonomically designed tools have been crafted using top of the class machinery and finished with manual sharpening. The high quality steel allows all of the tools to be disinfected and sterelised in high heat ovens/autoclaves.
Our glorious Easter Sale ends Monday 5ht of April 2021.
A wide selection of HEMA free UV/LED gel polishes to choose from at a great saving. Select KLARNA at the checkout for easy payments.
With the clocks officially on "Summer time" and Easter just round the corner its time to pick up some bargains from over 150 products to select from. Offer ends at midnight on the 6th of April 2021.
PINK 01 and PINK 02 are available on sale at 40% off.
Better hurry to pick this set up as only a few left in stock and some of the featured colours are sold out in singles.
These drill bits are made out of high hardness Tungsten carbide which equips it with a long term service life and simple maintenance. The burs do not get easily clogged with material and can be used to remove artificial materials of any coating density used in the nail enhancements.
Tungsten carbide burs also have high anti-corrosion properties which means they can be treated with various antiseptic fluids as well as sterilised in autoclave and dry ovens.
These are available in three different grits and sizes to suit your product removal service.
! PRO TIP Your selection will depend on the type of E-file training you have received and most commonly performed services. i.e. for acrylics removal you would opt for the MINT coloured, coarse grit Carbide drill bit.
You may see these types of drill bits freely available from many brands and although they all may look the same there is a few big differences in the Staleks® diamond drill bits compared to the competition.
Together with leading experts and its in house technology Staleks® carefully monitors the following important factors and for a good reason:
Select all of your essential UV/LED gel polish colours in a HEMA Free formula from over 100 products on offer. But hurry only while stock lasts!
With Spring literally around the corner and with the new Government advised road map out of lock down we surely are getting all the spring vibes with the updated PASTEL Collection and Pantone® inspired set featuring the hit colours for Spring 2021.
The Gellifique® sets and collections are a great way to save on colour mixes and as with all the rest of our products these are free from:
❌Di-Hema Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate⠀
Save £7.50 on purchasing this colour selection as a set.
Feel the love this week and take advantage of some great offers until 15th of February on hundreds of products, including tools, hygiene essentials and hand & foot care.
Welcome our special set for Valentines Day 2021. A selection of beautiful, staple reds loved by every client.
If you have been on the lookout for some organic, natural skincare for your hands and feet then you are in luck! Our brand partner Siberica® offers an amazing selection of hand creams, bath salts and foot care products consisting of high content of naturally derived ingredients.
Great little treats for a mood pick me up this winter and some pampering.
We have been receiving great feedback on our recently launched nail art brushes with premium quality fibre and with a brand new range of HEMA FREE GEL PAINTS launching at the end of March this is a golden opportunity to get your hands on these.
Whether you need nail forms with fantastic adhesion or sanitizing sprays for your surfaces we have it covered.
Whether its because everyone is dreaming of a California Glow or because of its full coverage colour this new edition to our brush on, strengthening builder gel has been a hit this month so far. A perfect transitional shade for your clients heading into Spring 2021.
The topic of hygiene in the workplace is more than ever relevant this year and not only due to the global pandemic but due to the significant changes in the UK Nail Industry in the recent years.
We strongly advise you to direct your attention to the current standard of nail preparation and the prevailing method of product removal in the industry today. Have you noticed the difference and how this may affect your day to day practices?
We believe the changes in product application and removal within the UK nail sector will soon propel a number of changes to the legal code of practice for hygiene in manicure salons just as it has been done in other European countries such as Switzerland for example.
The Gellifique® corporate goal has always been the maintenance of quality control and the wellbeing of our customers. To accomplish this goal and offer professional grade products at fair market value we focus on manufacturing , sourcing and formation of professional partnerships with suppliers across the world.
Today let's look into a serious issue and why you should make it a priority to learn more about the subject of Sterilisation vs Disinfection of the everyday tools you apply in a professional setting.
Habia stands for Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority and is the government-approved standards setting body for hair, beauty, nails, spa therapy, barbering and Afro hairdressing.
As outlined by HABIA:
"Sterilisation is a process which completely destroys all living organisms, including spores, most commonly by use of an autoclave. Sterilisation may only be performed on metal implements and is unnecessary for nail services unless the nails are infected or the skin has been cut or pierced, which is when the risk of cross - infection is at its highest. Using single - use disposable equipment and sterilising equipment or both will significantly reduce the risk. Further information on sterilisation and disinfection is available on the Habia website under Downloads, including specifications for autoclaves and sterilising fluids".
How many of you are using tools which cut and trim the non living cuticle area? How many of your clients have grazes and minor cuts on their cuticles upon arrival or departure out of the salon? Do you commonly use an e file to remove product and/ or prep the nails?
It can therefore be concluded that when aligning the standard practices in the industry today and the practices for disinfection of tools that were set up in 2007 the latter are very outdated.
Let's take a look at the findings in a study/ survey carried out by the UK HSE body in 2008, which perfectly demonstrate the changes in the UK nail sector in 2021 .
Sanitising reusable equipment with wipes, sprays and other liquids is only a part of the disinfection process in a professional setting with reusable tools.
Hepatitis B and C Virus, Human Papilomavirus (HPV), HIV Virus, Fungal infections and many more dangerous viruses and bacteria can be transmitted in a professional beauty salon setting without the full disinfection process (which has quite a few steps involved).
As beauty industry professionals we are unable to determine the medical history and conditions of our clients nor which type of experiences they have had in other salons prior to visiting your own premises.
There are two types of reasons for tools not being able to withhold an autoclave sterilisation. The first one is the aesthetics issue which can result in the chipping or shedding of the colour coating of the tools. The second is damage to the tools when exposed to high heat, most commonly due to the tools not being made out of medical grade steel.
We highly recommend purchasing reasonably priced medical grade steel manicure tools (cuticle pushers, cuticle nippers etc) which can be sterilised in an autoclave and instead investing in a high quality autoclave that will put your mind at ease and keep you and your customers safe.
Learn more about the Gellifique® choice of manicure tools by visiting our website.
HSE Study "Health and Safety in nail bars" January 2008] ( https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274700560_Health_and_safety_in_nail_bars)
Habia Code of Practice for Nail Services]
In the recent years the magnetic gel polish formula has transformed from a simple "cat eye" effect to a multidimensional mixture of colours and shimmers, giving way to numerous nail art design ideas. You can check out some of these design ideas on our Instagram page this week. To get started though it is important to achieve the basic 9D magnetic effect which looks stunning on it own as well as a part of a design.
Apply the Gellifique® hypoallergenic base coat and cure for 30 seconds with LED or 120 seconds with UV.
Shake the gel polish to ensure that all the pigments are properly mixed and apply a thin coat of the colour.
Without curing, place the magnet at the foot of the nail using the upper side of the magnet as demonstrated above.
Hold the magnet in place without moving it for at least 5 seconds as it takes some time for the effect to appear.
Once you are happy with the created effect cure for 30 seconds with LED or 120 seconds with UV.
Follow with another coat of colour and the same technique.
Cure as above.
If you are using a black colour base then one coat of colour could be sufficient.
Seal the effect with the Gellifique® top coat of your choice and cure as above.
This range of 9 D magnetic colours has been a staple favourite of our clients since its 2019 debut and we continuously re-stock it since then, due to high demand.
Ensure the positioning of the magnet is correct.
If you feel the magnet is pushing the particles away from where you place the magnet as oppose to "assembling them" try removing the magnet and placing it the other way around (opposite corner of the magnet).
If the effect is not even on both side then very slightly tilt the magnet towards the empty area.
Its very important to take your time to allow the magnet to do its work.
Always move the magnet in a controlled and slow motion as magnetic particles are very sensitive and will otherwise "jump around".
Gellifique® has teamed up with a number of internationally recognised brands to offer our customers unbeatable value and quality for their business. Applying our vast international connections and market experience we are introducing a number of exciting product lines which always focus on quality and fair pricing thereby supporting our belief that everyone should have access to great products in their career.
Staleks® offers a high quality, reliable range of tools for the professional nail service industry without the inflated price tag. A brand well recognised internationally for its exclusive focus on the craftsmanship of professional instruments for the beauty industry for over 25 years.
With over 600 staff, its modern factory offers over 180 models of professional beauty tools to select from. The entire production cycle of each model is completed in house at its European headquarters.
Manual sharpening of all the models ensures high quality and long-lasting instruments. Due to the company's skilled and extensive workforce, Staleks® offers a vast range of professional quality products for your salon at an affordable price point.
All instruments are made out of high corrosion metal (AISI 440) with excellent resistance to wear and tear. Multistage polishing, special thermal treatment in vacuum ovens, ergonomic shape and original design ensure the best experience day after day.
We recommend using professional grade tools for your nail prep to minimise cuticle roughness, hangnails and premature product lifting around the nail edges and cuticles.
The first and crucial step in your nail prep for a long lasting gel manicure is selecting a high quality cuticle pusher. There are four different types of cuticle pushers available online in limited supply.
A high quality cuticle nipper to remove the non living cuticle tissue will ensure smooth product application and once again minimise the chance of product lifting around the cuticle area and lateral nail fold.
This Classic model with wide handles is perfect for both manicure and pedicure service and is used to trim nail corners on natural nails.
Full jaw cuticle nippers perfect for cuticle work with a 7 mm blade.
These half jaw cuticle nippers have straight and slightly shortened handles and have the smallest blade length we offer of 5 mm.
At Gellifique® we offer a Nail Shaping Kit in which our boomerang shaped nail files and flexible buffers can be washed and disinfected.
However, if you are looking for a fully disposable nail shaping system then the Staleks® metal base with replacement abrasive packs is an excellent choice.
All you need is the high quality crescent shaped metal base and a range of abrasives for your services.
The nail file base is made out of a high quality metal making it suitable for disinfection and sterilisation in an autoclave or hot air sterilisers. Metal bases and replacement abrasive packs in various grits are available for manicure and pedicure services.
Available Abrasives for this model are: Grit 150 and 180.
A mush have item for removing dead skin and calluses in two grit options perfect for a pedicure; grit 80 to remove hardened skin and grit 180 to smooth.
The replacement packs are available in neat packages of 30.
The Staleks® stainless steel tool tray is a must have cleverly shaped accessory for the storage and disinfection of your tools.
Now that everyone is rested after all the festivities let's start the year "putting our best foot forward" by focusing on correct Nail Prep for the Nail Enhancement service with products such as UV/LED Hard Builder Gel, UV/LED Acrylic Gel or UV/LED Apex Gel.
As you may have seen all over social media in the past year there has been a huge increase in the popularity of nail prep tools, as it is no mystery that correct prep is the holy grail in achieving not only an Insta worthy nail look but also bringing those customers back to your salon every month.
In 2021 at Gellifique® you will able to stock up on all of your essentials for perfect prep without breaking the bank and as usual without loosing out on product quality. There is no better time than ever to double check your nail prep basics, maybe make some notes and head to our online store to grab some essentials.
Lets focus on what is relevant in our industry today. With the rise in popularity of BIAB, BOB etc (acronyms) plus a bit off clever marketing many technicians have found themselves working with what feels like a new system.
However, regardless of the fact that this is a brush on product the nature of the product is still that of a soak - off UV/LED Builder Gel which means that nail prep and application for this product is different compared to that for application of UV/LED Gel Polish.
Application of a soak - off UV/LED Builder Gel without accredited training is messy, does not last and most importantly can be downright dangerous for your client.
Because UV/LED Builder Gels are formulated with an idea of a re - balance service as opposed to complete removal there is no real need to remove all product from the natural nail during a re balance. In fact the best possible application of the "primary" set on your client will decrease the amount of removal (filing and buffing away all the lifted product and air pockets) which will have to be done during the re-balance service. This will aid better overall health of your client’s natural nails in the long term.
By incorrectly applying a nail enhancement or by using a nail system with poor adhesion the result of product lifting can cause air pockets which can lead to air and moisture being trapped underneath the enhancement, potentially resulting in bacterial growth or simply a likelihood of natural nail damage through catching, pulling or breaking of the enhancement.
If possible Gellifique® strongly recommends to wear gloves as a matter of your own personal safety and hygiene. To start any manicure service we recommend washing your own hands and asking your client to do the same, then sanitising their hands with a spray such as the Gellifique® Antiseptic Hand Sanitiser. This product is available in a value pack and has been dermatologically tested. Please note it has a light exotic scent.
Before a nail enhancement is applied it is very important not to remove any of the non living cuticle tissue until later as doing this poses a higher risk of damaging the natural nail as well as damaging the cuticle area itself during the refining of your nail enhancement.
This step is often missed or misinterpreted in the nail industry and along with other minor errors often results in the images which you may have come across of red and sensitised cuticles post nail service.
Although, this type of surface skin damage is not necessarily serious it can be avoided or at least greatly reduced.
The non living cuticle tissue often looks slightly transparent or very dry. Targeting that area apply a cuticle softening product. A cuticle softener is a cream or a gel which is full of hydrating ingredients and natural fruit acids which deeply and quickly penetrate into the skin, softening the cuticle and peeling it away from the natural nail thereby allowing you to push it literally out of the way with a high quality (previously sterilised) cuticle pusher.
Push back the cuticle with a light, controlled technique. We recommend to take your time as this step is crucial. Do not cut off the non living cuticle at this stage. Take a nail file and shape the nail to resemble the shape which you are going to create with a nail enhancement. Take the Gellifique® buffer and lightly buff the natural nail.
Using a nail brush dust off the nail and take a lint free wipe, spray it with the Gellifique® Antiseptic Surface Spray which has also been dermatologically tested and wipe off the residue of the cuticle softener. Repeat this step twice or until all residue is gone.
The emphasis in this step is to remove any moisture, oil and residue from the natural nail and most importantly from around the cuticle area and lateral nail fold (sidewalls) .
Applying a primer or a bonder is also an important step and should not be skipped as these products are aimed at enhancing product adhesion by further dehydrating the nail plate. These products must be applied to the nail only and skin contact must be avoided as these products have a higher acidity content and may cause skin irritation is some people.
Prior to applying UV/LED Microcrystal Base Coat ensure the cuticles are all perfectly pushed up. Complete your nail enhancement, buff and shape it. Ensure any gel residue is removed from the skin and lateral nail fold (sidewalls) as this will cause product to lift and all chemical products should be kept away from the skin. Remove the dust and thoroughly cleanse the nail with the Gellifique® Antiseptic Surface Spray as above.
Before applying the Gellifique® Microcrystal Top Coat using cuticle nippers remove any left over non living tissue around the cuticle. Please always
complete this step prior to application of UV/LED Gel Polish Colour , UV/LED Top Coat or any Nail Art Design. If this step is completed after colour application it will create a gap between the cuticle area and the natural nail creating an appearance of nail regrowth.
There are many reasons for using professional grade tools and these will be discussed next time in our blog and newsletter so make sure to subscribe, as well as correct sterilisation and maintenance of all of your everyday nail tools.
The Gellifique® T&C Apply.
Stock up on all of your daily essentials at 15% off. Nail art brushes and other accessories are included in the offer.
A brand new 8ml set is available online. This set includes the top selling products from the Gellifique® HEMA FREE system; including the number one selling product Gellifique® Rubber Base in both of its available textures - medium and thick. Check out the SALE section on our website for the full product list and details.
Finally, stock up on a choice of 6 gift boxes containing 12 gel polish colours from our Signature Range. From pastels to dazzling glitter we have it covered.