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Talk Tuesday: Summer Top Tips

Talk Tuesday: Summer Top Tips

admin 02/08/2016 0
With the summer holidays in full swing, it’s time to discuss some of our top Summer Nail Tips to keep your and your client’s Calgel nails looking beautiful! Prepare yourself and your clients about the effect the sun, sand, creams and oils may have on their beautiful gels. The sun can cause colour pigments to destabilise- ever notice how your hair changes colour, or your bikini fades? Unfortunately, this can happen to nail products too! This includes nail varnishes, gel varnish and true gels. UV rays can break down the chemical bonds of colour pigments leading to a bleaching effect. Certain pig...
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Talk Tuesday: How to make your brushes last longer

Talk Tuesday: How to make your brushes last longer

admin 26/07/2016 0
Your application brush is your golden tool to create the perfect set of nails. Keeping the bristles soft and flexible is key! Brushes don’t last forever, but looking after them will save you money and time. Follow up steps to get the most from your brushesAt the end of the day: 1. Clean bristles with a dry nail wipe removing traces of gel. Avoiding using too much Guard, as this can dehydrate the brushes. Return bristles to their original shape. 2. Dip the bristles in clear Calgel half way down the bristle and wrap in foil. Try not to bend the bristles.  Don’t worry if there’s some pigment left...
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Talk Tuesday: How to test your bulbs

Talk Tuesday: How to test your bulbs

admin 19/07/2016 0
 Did you know the bulbs in your lamp won’t burn out like a normal light bulb? Though they might still be lit up, they might not actually be curing the gel.  If you’ve experienced any of the below it might mean it’s time to test (and change) your bulbs! - Gel not curing at all -Wiping away of colour --Clients experiencing ‘bubbling’ gel  hours after the end of their treatment. This could be due to the bulbs in your lamp not being at full strength and not able to penetrate through the layers of gel adequately. How & When To Test Your Bulbs? We recommend if you use your lamp on a regular basis, i...
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Talk Tuesday: Wrinkling & How To Fix It

Talk Tuesday: Wrinkling & How To Fix It

admin 12/07/2016 0
Wrinkling or rippling of the gel is caused when top layers of the gel are cured but the gel beneath remains uncured. When colour Calgel is applied too thick, the pigment can prevent the UV light from penetrating through dense layers of colour gel. This leads to the surface of the gel curing but the process isn’t completed for the gel beneath it. The uncured gel below can then create movement under the cured surface leading to a wrinkled or rippled effect to become visible as the hand is removed from the lamp.   Why do colours wrinkle? Application The most common cause is that the application o...
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Is it time to bin your files?

Is it time to bin your files?

admin 06/10/2015 0
 When is it time for the bin? Using a file that no longer has the appropriate grit is a waste of time. When you are using an old file you will find achieving the desired effect will not only take more time, but can be frustrating for the technician. Files are a minimal cost of your service, so replace them regularly! When a file has lost its grit – bin it!  How to make your files last longerFiling over nail varnish or top coats will blunt your files much quicker, so this should be avoided. Using a dusting brush can also help with longevity; dust away the nail debris that can get stuck in the g...
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Fall in love…

Fall in love…

admin 05/10/2015 0
 Izabelle Hammon Ltd is proud to announce the launch of it’s newest Calgel collection; The Secret Garden. Launching October 12th 2015 Get carried towards winter and fall in love with these sweet and dusky shades. Inspired by nature’s beauty,  The Secret Garden Collection, offers you and your clients the chance to fall in love with a choice of soft and sophisticated hues. Feel the romance as you discover our four charming new shades and remember first loves and misty mornings; this is one secret you don’t have to keep to yourself.  CG980 First Love  A medium pink. Similar to the now discontinue...
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