Beauty olympia london 3-4 october

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.

BRAND NEW PRODUCTS

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.

TRIAL KITS

Our brand new trial kits will be available for sale before being released online.

Trial Kit #1

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.

Trial Kit # 2

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.

WHAT ELSE WILL YOU DISCOVER

  • Gellifique® top selling gel polish colours,
  • Top and base coats along with extras such as Ultra seal gel,
  • Apex Gel - brush on builders,
  • Hard builder gels,
  • A range of accessories such as nail art brushes, lint free wipes, swatch book and more,
  • Acrylic Gel,
  • New collections: Cabo San Lucas and Bar Rouge
  • Gellifique® Quick Tips

SPECIAL OFFERS ON THE DAY

  • 30% off on orders over £250
  • spend over £500 (inc. discount) and receive our NEW 48W Gellifique® Pro Cure lamp (worth £75.00) and NEW Acrylic Table Top Stand (worth £150) that fits 100 gel polish bottles

Prep and primer

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.

GREAT ADHESION

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.

  • a universal non-corrosive acid-free formulation allows a safe but effective and strong bond to the natural nail for any type of nail overlay including gel, acrylic, resin, etc.
  • HEMA free formulation so perfect for use with other HEMA free products to avoid product sensitisation and allergic reactions
  • easy brush-on application means the user can avoid skin contact and product air dries to a chalky white finish so it is clear when fully dry and ready for the overlay to be applied
  • manufactured in the UK and compliant with all UK and EU cosmetic standards

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • acid-free primer
  • free from HEMA and Di-HEMA
  • dry, chalky finish
  • suitable to use with the entire Gellifique® System
  • does not burn or irritate upon application (check ingredient list for personal sensitivities)
  • prevents air pockets and improves product adhesion
  • protects and fights against bacteria developing under gel overlay by removing trapped moisture

shop all Gellifique® top and base coats products for great adhesion and long lasting wear.

MORE SALON FAVOURITES


Gellifique™ APRON - CHARCOAL - £16.50


STALEKS PUSHER 70/1 (ROUNDED & RECTANGULAR) - £7.00

48 hours to go

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.

Offers & Discounts

  • FREE SHIPPING with UPS on orders over £50
  • Save 20% on orders over £250
  • Save 30% on orders over £500
  • Collect points with your orders which you can spend in store
  • New to Gellifique® Professional? Receive a £5 off voucher with your first order

Apex Gel Innovation

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.


APEX GEL - MAKE ME BLUSH (HEMA FREE) - £7.49

Sculpting Essentials

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.


STALEKS CUTICLE NIPPERS NS 10/5 - £17.99


STALEKS CUTICLE PUSHER PE 10/6 - £7.00


100% LINT FREE WIPES - SNOW - £5.00


NAIL ENHANCEMENT FORMS - £10.99

Brush Strokes

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.


OVAL GEL NAIL ART BRUSH - £9.99


ACRYLIC BRUSH №10 - £21.00

Have a questions? Visit our website, chat to bot Gellifina or e- mail us at info@gellifique.com

Sale ends soon

NOW 25% OFF - LIMITED TIME ONLY

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.

ACRYLIC GEL

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

  • a fusion product (blend of gel and acrylic) giving you the strength of acrylic with the flexibility of gel
  • odour free
  • no heat spike
  • easy filling
  • significantly less dust when filling the enhancement

If you are an Educator we now offer a Gellifique® Acrylic Gel Kit available with an Educators Discount.

to learn more about Educator Discount and the Gellifique® Affiliate system get in touch with us by email at info@gellifique.com


ACRYLIC GEL SET - £65.68

HARD BUILDER GEL

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 Gellifique® Hard Builder Gel Set containing colours Cherish, Arctic Frost, Smitten, Darling and Fancy is now available at 25% off.



HARD BUILDER GEL SET x 5 - £79.65

APEX GEL

The soak off builder gel in a bottle; providing easy application , lasting wear and two thickness options for enhanced strength or a short extension.

  • soak off builder gel
  • buildable colours
  • non - yellowing
  • thorough cure in 60 seconds with LED / 120 sec in UV
  • HEMA FREE
  • light odour
  • self-leveling
  • 3+ weeks wear

New arrivals & upcoming price changes

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
Hydroquinone
Dibenzoyl peroxide
P-Hydroquinone
* 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.


BORA BORA (HEMA FREE) - £8.99

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.

PEACH BLOSSOM (HEMA FREE) - £8.50

NEW PRODUCT RANGE

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.

OTHER NEWS - PRICE INCREASE

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 info@gellifique.com

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM

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.

20% off essentials

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.

NAIL ART BRUSHES

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.


NAIL ART BRUSH SET x 4 - £38.00

PREP & CLEANSE

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.


NAIL CLEANSER DUAL PACK - £12.40


ANTISEPTIC VALUE PACK - £12.95



NAIL CLEANSER & ACETONE VALUE PACK - £12.40

STALEKS® NAIL PREP TOOLS

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.

STALEKS CUTICLE PUSHER 30/4.1 (ROUNDED) LEFT SIDE - £5.60



STALEKS DIAMOND DRILL BIT - FLAME / MINT (2.1mm/8mm) - £3.12



STALEKS CUTICLE NIPPERS NS 10/5 - £14.39

Carbide and diamond drill bits

CARBIDE DRILL BITS

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.







DIAMOND DRILL BITS

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:

  • Compliance with the industry recognised standards for applying diamond coating – so that it is even, without gaps or clustering. It ensures the efficiency of the manicure and the absence of hangnails;
  • Furthermore, it ensures a "Radial Runout" i.e. centering of the nail drill bit which ensures its ability to remain perfectly even at high speeds.
  • All Staleks® drill bits are checked with specialised equipment ensuring that during the operation of the E - file the nail drill bit does not “skew” and adversely affect the work of the machine. An decentralised nail drill bit can break the handle of the machine.
  • Only high-quality materials are used in the Staleks® production (diamond crumbs and medical grade steel 40X13) and like with all of it's PRO tools the nail drill bits can to be properly disinfected and sterilized at an internationally recognised level.

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Be my valentine

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.

A NEWBIE IN TOWN

Welcome our special set for Valentines Day 2021. A selection of beautiful, staple reds loved by every client.


BE MY VALENTINE - £43.99

SKINCARE TLC

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.


WINTER HAND CREAM - £4.95

TOOLS AND NAIL ART

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.


OMBRE NAIL ART BRUSH - £9.49

HYGIENE AND ESSENTIALS

Whether you need nail forms with fantastic adhesion or sanitizing sprays for your surfaces we have it covered.


NAIL CLEANSER DUAL PACK - £14.73

FAVOURITE PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

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.


Apex Gel 2 in 1 CALIFORNIA GLOW (HEMA FREE) - £7.64

Quality vs price vs sterilisation?

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.


WHAT IS H.A.B.I.A.

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.


CURRENT UK PRACTICE CODE ON STERILISATION 2007

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".


APPLYING THE ABOVE IN 2021

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.


THE HEALTH & SAFETY STUDY (HSE) 2008

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 .

Most technicians used non-metal files and buffers, and metal scissors, nail clippers and orange sticks and these were usually reused with more than one client. The most common way of cleaning these tools was with use of sanitising fluid/spray. Operators often referred to this method of decontamination as “sterilisation”, although it is actually a method of sanitisation for hard (non porous) surfaces or skin

Very few of the technicians interviewed (8/68 [11.8%]) used electric files or drills and all of them reused them with more than one client. The most common way of cleaning electric files or drills was by sterilisation using fluid/spray (4/8 [50.0%])

A similar response was found when technicians were asked what they would do if clients had infection around artificial nails. Almost all (87.8% [43/49]) said that they would remove the artificial nail extension and recommend that the client saw their GP. 2% (4/8) of technicians said they wouldn’t treat the client but would recommend that they saw their GP.

Most of the technicians (85.9%) reported that if the nail treatment caused the client’s hands to bleed then they would stop the bleed, then clean and cover it with a sterile dressing/plaster. Generally, they would then either sterilise or disinfect the tool they had been using (66.2% [47/71])


WHY IS STERILISATION IMPORTANT

Sanitising reusable equipment with wipes, sprays and other liquids is only a part of the disinfection process in a professional setting with reusable tools.

Sterilisation by using an autoclave as part of the disinfection process is the only way to safeguard your clients and yourself by removing all bacterial spores from your everyday tools.


THE DANGERS

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).


CONCLUSION

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.

Thus, the responsible conclusion to be made is that if a professional grade tool can not be professionally sterilised it is therefore, not a professional tool!


WHY SOME TOOLS CAN NOT BE STERILISED

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.


INVEST INTO THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

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.

Rules and Regulations are constantly changing particularly when the need for it is there (regulations on HEMA being a perfect example) so its always best to be prepared.

Learn more about the Gellifique® choice of manicure tools by visiting our website.

REFERENCES

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]

9d uv/led magnetic gel polish

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.

! Gellifique® line of magnetic UV/LED gel polishes is formulated free of any skin sensitizing ingredients as classified by the CLP marking system. A full ingredient list can be found under the product detail tab on our website for each product we offer.


MINI TUTORIAL

  • Use a basic magnet and give it a good clean ensuring it has no residue that could affect its performance.

  • 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.


2019 RELEASES

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.


CELESTIAL 9D (HEMA FREE) - £9.99



NEBULOUS 9D (HEMA FREE) - £9.99



OZONE 9D (HEMA FREE) - £9.99



SOLAR 9D (HEMA FREE) - £9.99


TROUBLESHOOTING

  • 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".


LATEST RELEASES


AXIS - £9.99



ASTRID - £9.99



ECLIPSE - £9.99



TRITON - £9.99

! Dont forget to #gellifique on your posts to be featured on our social media profiles.

Manicure tools now available

GELLIFIQUE® BRAND PARTNER PROGRAMME

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®

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.

CUTICLE PUSHERS

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.


STALEKS CUTICLE PUSHER PS 50/5 - £7.00

CUTICLE NIPPERS

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.

STALEKS CLASSIC CUTICLE NIPPERS 14 - £15.50

This Classic model with wide handles is perfect for both manicure and pedicure service and is used to trim nail corners on natural nails.


STALEKS CUTICLE NIPPERS NS 10/7 - £17.99

Full jaw cuticle nippers perfect for cuticle work with a 7 mm blade.


STALEKS CUTICLE NIPPERS NS 10/5 - £17.99

These half jaw cuticle nippers have straight and slightly shortened handles and have the smallest blade length we offer of 5 mm.

NEW NAIL FILE SYSTEMS

At Gellifique® we offer a Nail Shaping Kit in which our boomerang shaped nail files and flexible buffers can be washed and disinfected.


NAIL SHAPING SET 9 pcs. (7+2) - £7.99

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.

MANICURE SERVICE

Available Abrasives for this model are: Grit 150 and 180.

PEDICURE SERVICE

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.

REPLACEMENT ABRASIVES

The replacement packs are available in neat packages of 30.


STALEKS REFILL MANICURE ABRASIVES pack (150 grit) - £7.99

MUST HAVE ACCESSORIES

The Staleks® stainless steel tool tray is a must have cleverly shaped accessory for the storage and disinfection of your tools.

STALEKS TOOL TRAY - £8.50

Perfect nail prep

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.

Please note that nail prep for Nail Enhancements and Gel Polish Colour is different.

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.

WHY FOCUS ON CORRECT NAIL PREP

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.


LINT FREE WIPES - ROSE - £5.00

SANITISE

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.


ANTISEPTIC VALUE PACK - £16.19

Make sure the client has not been to a sauna, pool or spa on the day of the appointment as the nail plate must be thoroughly dry prior to product application.

CUTICLE PREP

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.

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.


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STEP 3

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) .

Did you know that the skin surface starts to produce natural oils within 30 minutes of prep? This is why it is crucial to thoroughly cleanse the nail prior to any product application.

STEP 4

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.

STEP 5

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.

STEP 6

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.

TOOLS

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.

Stay tuned for the Gellifique® Brand Partner launch of STALEKS® Professional Manicure Tools this January 2021.

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