Nail types & Gels


How to you identify different nail types?

The ProNails Gel range is designed to provide you as a nail stylist with a suitable sollution for any type of nail and for all your client's needs. As a nail stylist you should try to have at least a gel of each range to be able to handle any situation.
 

Choosing the right gel is done with the following criteria in mind:

  • what is the type & condition of your client's nails?
  • what is the desired end-result?
  • what is your own experience level or prefered working method?

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NORMAL NAILS

How to recognize normal nails?

  • strong
  • elastic
  • smooth surface
  • healthy appearance

What gels do you need? 

You can use all gels on normal nails.

  • A repair gel is not necessary.

  • A camouflage gel can be used over the base gel in case your clients want a babyboom or french manicure. Normally this isn't even needed if your client has no nail bed imperfections. 

  • As a primer we recommend to use the Acid Free Formula, which ensures perfect adhesion to normal nails.

DRY & BRITTLE NAILS

How to recognize dry & brittle nails?

  • very hard
  • thick or thin
  • ridged surface

Who has dry & brittle nails?

  • most common with older clients

  • people who's hands are in frequent contact with water

  • women in hormonal imbalance after a pregnancy

What gels do you need? 

You can use all gels on dry & brittle nails.

  • A repair gel is not necessarly needed.

  • If you want to mask nail bed imperfections, you can opt to use a camouflage gel inbetween your base gel and your builder gel. 

  • As a primer we recommend to use the Acid Free Formula, which gives perfect adhesion to nearly all nail types, including dry & brittle nails.

GREASY NAILS

How to recognize greasy nails?

  • naturally shiny
  • oily look

Who has greasy nails?

  • Most common with younger clients, people with wet hands or due to hormonal changes: puberty, menopause or during pregnancy.

What gels do you need? 

  • As a base gel we recommend the Base Perfect or the Flexi Base.

  • All Flexi Builders or Hard Builders can be used on your clients nails. 

  • A camouflage gel can be used over the base gel in case your clients has nail bed imperfections and depending on the desired result. 

  • As a primer we recommend to use the Universal Formula, which ensures perfect adhesion to greasy nails.

FLEXIBLE NAILS

How to recognize flexible nails?

  • very thin
  • bends easily
  • sensitive
  • softer / more elastic

Who has flexible nails?

  • Most common with younger clients, due to hormonal imbalance or dietary deficiency. And in some cases caused by over-filing by nail stylists! 

What gels do you need? 

  • As a base gel we recommend the Base Perfect or the Flexi Base.

  • All Flexi Builders can be used on your clients nails. 

  • As a primer we recommend to use the Acid Free Formula for perfect adhesion to flexible nails.

 

DAMAGED NAILS

How to recognize damaged nails?

  • very thin
  • splitting
  • red spots 

What causes damaged nails?

  • Mostly caused by inapropriate nail treatment: over-filing by nail stylists! 

What gels do you need? 

  • As a base gel we recommend the Base Perfect or the Flexi Base.

  • All Hard Builders can be used on your clients nails. 

  • You can also opt for using the Repair Fiber Force for highly damaged nails.

  • If you want to mask the nail bed of damaged nails, you can opt to use a camouflage gel in between your base gel and your builder gel.

  • As a primer we recommend to use the Acid Free Formula which ensures perfect adhesion to damaged nails.

SPOON NAILS

How to recognize spoon nails?

  • in most cases this is present from birth
  • or caused by a liver disorder

This type of nail is less common.

What gels do you need? 

  • As a base gel we recommend the Base Clear or the Base Pink.

  • All Flexi Builders can be used on your clients nails. 

  • You can also opt for using the Repair Fibre Force for highly impacted nails.

  • As a primer we recommend to use the Universal Formula.

NAIL BITERS

How to recognize nail biters?

  • short nail beds
  • very damaged nails

What gels do you need? 

  • All ProNails base & builder gels can be used.

  • To mask the nail bed of nail biters, using a camouflage gel is recommend.

  • Apply the camouflage gel after you apply the base gel and before you apply your builder gel.

  • Both primers can be used, depending on the type of nail the client has.

Complete range of LED - UV GELS

The ProNails product range is designed to provide you as a nail stylist with a suitable solution for any type of nail and for all your client's needs.

  • base gels
  • flexi builder gels
  • hard builder gels
  • camouflage gels
  • repair gels

 

 

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