Beauty Hints & Tips

Salon Systems Artistic Nail Design
 
ASP - All Season Professional
 
Simply learn from our step by step guide below to provide you with the sequence of steps necessary to carry out flourishing treatments.

Thai Manicure Back to top
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THAI MANICURE MASSAGE
Invite your clients to discover a unique restorative, relaxation treatment. Using a fusion of eastern and western massage, hands, head, neck

Step 1
Add THAI Manicure Fragrant Soak to a large bowl of warm water and awaken your client's senses with this intoxicating exotic mix of ginger, tangerine and sandalwood. Cleanse hands and arms. Follow with file and cuticle work on both hands.

Step 2
Stimulate and invigorate with the unique warming action of this sensuous salt scrub. Massage THAI Manicure Sensuous Scrub over hands and arms for perfectly smooth skin. Rinse and dry.
Step 3
Relax as the aroma and warming action of this sumptuous mask envelops and protects. LAVISH THAI Manicure Sumptuous Mask over the entire arm. Cover with insulating gloves and let senses DRIFT in the warming sensation FLOATING over the skin.
 
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Dry Movement.
Forearm roll out on trapezius.
Dry Movement.
Ayurvedic sutres in 3 lines, shampoo moves using strong fingers.
Dry Movement.
'THAI Yoga Move' - Gentle stretch to release tension and blockages.
Step 5
Remove insulating gloves and rinse away mask. For the ultimate sensual treat apply THAI Manicure Aromatic Oils (warmed) with tangerine, using a Herbal Dumpling made from vettivert root, lemon grass and thulsi leaves.
 
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Oil Massage with Dumpling. Infuse Dumpling with Oil and massage over hands, arms and shoulders. Oil Massage with Dumpling. Use Dumpling to massage away tension around trapezius and scapula. Balinese Massage with Oil. Thumb circles along meridian lines of arm. Step 6
Complete the experience with the THAI Manicure Sublime Massage Lotion with a soft shimmer finish. Massage over hands and arms to AWAKEN the skin from the tips of the fingers to weary shoulders. Buff or polish nails as required.

Eyelash Perming Back to top
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Step 1
Remove all make-up with an OIL FREE remover and ensure lashes are completely dry for best results. CONTACT LENSES MUST BE REMOVED. Check for contra-indications.

Step 2
Select the right size curler, depending on the length of the lashes and bend it slightly to fit the shape of the eyelid. Position the curler along the root of the lashes.
Step 3
Using a cotton tipped applicator, use the non tipped end to carefully curl the lashes, one by one onto the curler. Make sure the lashes are straight and do not overlap. If necessary apply the lash glue to help the lashes adhere round the curler.
 
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Step 4
Dip the cotton end of the bud into the Permanent Lotion (pink) and apply to lashes. DO NOT ALLOW LOTION TO TOUCH BOTTOM LASHES OR SKIN. Cover the lashes with a clear plastic film and a light towel or face cloth. Leave for 12-15 minutes.
Step 5
Using a clean cotton bud apply the Fixing Lotion (blue). Cover the lashes again with the film and cloth and allow to 'set' for 12-15 minutes.
Step 6
Leaving the curler in place, remove the fixing lotion carefully with a damp cotton wool pad. Apply the nourishing Collagen Lotion (orange) with cotton tipped applicator to moisturise and nourish the permed lashes. Leave for 5 minutes.
 

Useful Tips:
1) ALWAYS REPLACE CAP TIGHTLY AFTER USE. Perming Lotion loses its strength each time it is exposed to the air.

2)The product should be stored in a cool dark place.

3)The Perming Lotion has a slight and unavoidable odour. It is advised that the treatment is carried out in a well ventilated room.

Warning
A patch test should be carried out at least 48hrs before procedure.
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Step 7
Using the Cleansing Lotion (clear) on a damp cotton wool pad, wipe over the eye using an upward motion to remove the curler and excess glue or residue. DO NOT REMOVE WITH FINGERS ALONE.
Step 8
Remove all final traces of product with damp cotton wool pads. Make-up or further treatments to the eye should not be carried out for the next 24hrs.

Marvel Lash Back to top
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Step 1
Ensure lashes are straight and not permed. An eyelash tint can be carried out 48hrs preceding treatment if required. Begin by removing any eye make up with Marvel Lash Eye Make-up Remover Pads or an oil free eye make up remover.
Step 2
Carefully cover the bottom lashes with a Marvel Lash Anti Wrinkle Eye Patch. Trim the patch to fit if necessary.
Step 3
Comb through to straighten the natural lashes using a disposable or sterilised lash comb.
 
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Step 4
Squeeze a small quantity of Marvel Lash Glue onto a Glue Stone. Then using pointed tweezers coat 2/3 of the lower section of the Marvel Lash with Glue.
Step 5
Starting in the centre of the left eyelash, use a second tweezer to gently isolate a single natural lash. (For the optimum adhesion, select a lash that is at approximately mid growth cycle). Brush the Marvel Lash down the length of the natural lash - coating the natural lash with glue. DO NOT attach the Marvel Lash to the eyelid or root of the natural lashes this may cause discomfort and loss of adhesion.
Step 6
Adhere the Marvel Lash to the top, bottom or to the side of the natural lash - 1mm from the root. Ensure the Marvel Lash is correctly positioned and that there are no visible drops of glue on the lash.
 
Marvel Lash Step 7
Make any adjustments before the glue dries and make sur ethe glue is sufficiently dry before moving to the next lash. Work from left to right. Alternate between left and right eye building up the lashes where required.

Continually review the lashes previously applied ensuring that they are firmly attached and not adhered to adjacent or lower eyes.

When all lashes have been applied, ask your client to remain with her eyes closed - wait 5 minutes for all the glue to dry completely and brush through the lashes to check adhesion.
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Step 8
Gently remove the eye patches from the lower lashes. To ensure Marvel Lash lasts for as long as possible, advise your client of the importance of the correct aftercare and maintenance procedures.

Acrylic Back to top
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Step 1
Cuticle Handy
Prepare Nails apply Nail Forms or Nail Tips.

Step 2
Primer
Apply Profile Primer sparingly over the natural nail.
Step 3
White Bead
Create a crisp clean free edge with a bead of Profile White Acrylic.
 
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Step 4
Pink Bead 1
Apply the first bead of Profile Clear or Pink Acrylic just below the white.
Step 5
Pink Bead 2
Apply the second bead of Profile Clear or Pink Acrylic to the cuticle area.
Step 6
Duraboard
Shape and contour the nails.
 
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Step 7
Finish
Apply Profile Protect Nail Oil and shine with a Four Way Buffer.
   

UV Gel Back to top
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Step 1
Cuticle Handy
Prepare Nails. UV Gel Nail Prep.

Step 2
Bonder
Apply Profile UV Gel Bonder. Cure 1 Minute.
Step 3
White Gel
Use a medium size Profile White Tip Gel for a clean crisp free edge. Cure 2 minutes.
 
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Step 4
Pink Gel
Apply Profile UV Pink Gel. Sculpt the gel more thickly where strength is required. Cure 2 minutes. Apply second coat. Cure 2 minutes.
Step 5
Wipe Off.
Remove residue with Profile UV Gel Wipe Off.
Step 6
Sanding Sponge
If necessary, smooth with a Profile Sanding Sponge.
 
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Step 7
High Gloss
Use Profile UV High Gloss Top Coat for an instant and permanent high gloss finish.

   

Lash Art Back to top
Step 1
Carefully cut the feather in its centre to create a ‘V’ shape. The use of an ‘X’ type tweezer will help secure the
feather in place.
Step 2
Use Individual lash glue to attach the feather to the outer corner of the lash.
Step 3
Repeat this stage to build up the design of your choice.
 
Step 4
To create depth and a 3D effect, cut the feather as before and glue into place vertically, wait to dry.
Step 5
Now pull one strand of feather
off and glue to single lash strand. For some curvature pinch and pull carefully on the feather before attaching it to the lash.
Step 6
Now add colour by repeating the process.
  Step 6
Keep building until you are happy with your design. Leave to dry. Repeat on a lower lash for a dramatic look.

Apply Back to top
Apply Colour Gloss Artistic Nail Design
 
1. Sanitize both you and your clients hands. Push back cuticle and remove any loosened pieces from the nail plate, cuticle area and hang nails Image 1  
Note: If using Artistic Soak Off Building Gel for added shape or strength apply now. Place hand
in the Artistic LED light for 30 seconds or a traditional UV lamp for 2 minutes.
2. Shape the natural nail free edge using your Artistic 180/180 Aspect File Image 2  
8. Apply Colour Gloss Soak Off Color Gel to the nail in a thin application making sure to seal the edges Image 8
3. Gently remove shine from the natural nail using the 180 side of the Artistic 100/180 Effect buffer and remove dust Image 3  
9. Place hand in your Artistic LED light for 30 seconds or a traditional UV lamp for 2 minutes. For darker coverage, repeat steps 8. and 9. Image 9
4. Scrub nails with Artistic Nail Surface Cleanser and a lint free wipe focusing on the cuticle area and lateral walls Image 4  
10. Apply Colour Gloss Soak Off Glossing Gel using a thin light application. Image 10
5. Apply Colour Gloss pH Nail Prep to the nail plate Image 5  
11. Place hand in your Artistic LED light for 20 seconds or a traditional UV lamp for 1 minute. Image 11
6. Apply Colour Gloss Soak Of Bonding Gel to the nail in a thin application and seal the edges Image 6  
12. Remove sticky inhibition layer with Artistic Nail Surface Cleanser and a lint free wipe to finish. Image 12
7. Place hand in your Artistic LED light for 10 seconds or a traditional UV lamp for 1 minute Image 7  
 
Cure Time
Cure Table
* Recommended curing times are based on a 36-watt UV Lamp.
Increase cure times if using other lamps.

Remove Back to top
Remove Colour Gloss Artistic Nail Design
 
1. File the surface of existing Colour Gloss to break the seal and remove shine using your Artistic 100/180 Effect Buffer Image 1  
4. Remove foil with cotton by working back and forth - Gel should look cracked and wrinkled Image 4
2. Place cotton saturated with Artistic Nail Product Remover onto the nail Image 2  
5. Gently remove gel using an orange wood stick from cuticle to free edge Image 5
3. Wrap fingertip in foil and let set for 10 minutes Image 3  
6. Lightly buff the surface of the nail using the 280 side of the Artistic 220/280 Perfect Buffer to finish Image 6
Note: If you have done fill maintenance or used Soak Off Building Gel on the nails, removal time may be longer.

Maintain Back to top
Maintain Colour Gloss Artistic Nail Design
 
1. Sanitize both you and your clients hands. Push back cuticle and remove any loosened pieces from the nail plate, cuticle area and hang nails Image 1  
Note: If using Artistic Soak Off Building Gel for added shape or strength apply now.
Place hand in the Artistic LED light for 30
seconds or a traditional UV lamp for 2 minutes
2. Shape the nails free edge using your Artistic 180/180 Aspect File Image 2  
8. Apply Colour Gloss Soak Off Color Gel to the nail in a thin application making sure to seal the edges Image 8
3. Remove shine from and blend existing Colour Gloss into the natural nail using 180 side of the Artistic 100/180 Effect buffer and remove dust Image 3  
9. Place hand in your Artistic LED light for 30 seconds(20 seconds for light colors) or a traditional UV lamp for 2 minutes(1 minute for light colors). For darker coverage, repeat steps 8 and 9 Image 9
4. Scrub nails with Artistic Nail Surface Cleanser and a lint free wipe focusing on the cuticle area and lateral walls Image 4  
10. Apply Colour Gloss Soak Off Glossing Gel using a thin light application Image 10
5. Apply Colour Gloss pH Nail Prep to the nail plate Image 5  
11. Place hand in your Artistic LED light for 20 seconds or a traditional UV lamp for 1 minute Image 11
6. Apply Colour Gloss Soak Off Bonding Gel to the nail in a thin application and seal the edges Image 6  
12. Remove sticky inhibition layer with Artistic Nail Surface Cleanser and a lint free wipe to finish Image 12
7. Place hand in your Artistic LED light for 10 seconds or a traditional UV lamp for 1 minute Image 7

Soak Off Gel Instructions     Back to top
Soak Off Gel Instructions - POLISH LOOK

Stir if necessary as the pigments may settle during shipping.

POLISH LOOK:
1. Prepare all of the nails by pushing back and removing the cuticles. This step is very important. The most common cause of lifting is cuticle left on the nail.

2. Using a 240 grit file or block, gently remove the natural shine from all of the nails. This removes surface oils and contaminants on the nail plate.

3. Wash away dust with anti-bacterial soap and water.

4. Apply dehydrator to all of the nails to remove the moisture from washing.

5. If you are adding length, apply tips or forms. For this demo we are doing a natural nail overlay.

6. Apply primer to the nail plates. Use caution with primer so that you do not flood the nail plate and cuticle.

7. Apply a thin coat of clear base coat gel. Be sure and cover the entire nail from side wall to side wall, free-edge to free-edge.

Step 7 & 8
8. Cure in a 36 Watt UV Lamp for 30 seconds.

 

9. Apply your Color Soak Off Gel of choice. Lightly brush from cuticle to free edge just like polishing a nail. Apply a thin even coat. If you apply too thick you risk an improper cure.

10. Cure in a 36 Watt UV Lamp for 3 minutes.

11. Apply a second coat of your Color Soak Off Gel. Again, use a thin even coat just like polishing a nail.

12. Cure in a 36 Watt UV Lamp for 3 minutes.

13. Remove the tacky surface one piece of paper towel saturated in Finishing Wipe per finger.

14. (Optional) Apply a clear topcoat. Once dry, apply cuticle oil.

Finished Nail
  Soak Off Gel Instructions - FRENCH LOOK

Stir if necessary as the pigments may settle during shipping.

FRENCH LOOK:
1. Prepare all of the nails by pushing back and removing the cuticles. This step is very important. The most common cause of lifting is cuticle left on the nail.

2. Using a 240 grit file or block, gently remove the natural shine from all of the nails. This removes surface oils and contaminants on the nail plate.

3. Wash away dust with anti-bacterial soap and water.

4. Apply dehydrator to all of the nails to remove the moisture from washing.

5. If you are adding length, apply tips or forms. For this demo we are doing a natural nail overlay.

6. Apply primer to the nail plates. Use caution with primer so that you do not flood the nail plate and cuticle.

7. Apply a coat of pink Soak Off Gel to the natural nail. Be sure and cover the nail from side wall to side wall, cuticle to free edge.

Step 7 & 8
8. Cure in a 36 Watt UV Lamp for 30 seconds.

 

9. Using the white Soak Off Gel, apply the french smile line. If you make any mistakes, you can use a clean gel brush dipped in Finishing Wipe to perfect the smile line and remove any gel from the skin.

Step 9 & 10
10. Cure in a 36 Watt UV Lamp for 3 minutes.

 

11. Apply a coat of clear Soak Off Gel over the entire nail. This will cap and protect your french without tinting your white. Never use pink gel to cap your french or you will turn your white smile pink.

Step 11 & 12
12. Cure in a 36 Watt UV Lamp for 3 minutes.

 

Finished Nail



REMOVAL: CAUTION: Never use any form of heating (or electrical) unit to warm the Soak Off UV Gel Solution. You risk serious injury to your client. The following instructions provide two techniques for removing the Soak Off Gel.


Technique 1
What you will need: A towel, glass or ceramic dish, metal nail implement and Soak Off UV Gel Solution.

1. Start by scratching the surface of the gel with a Zebra board 180/180 to break the seal of the gel. Then proceed with the soaking off process.

2. Pour enough Soak Off UV Gel Solution into your glass or ceramic dish to cover your clients nails.

3. Put both of your clients fingertips into the solution.

4. Use a towel to cover the dish (and over their hands). This will help keep the body heat in and will be enough warmth to aid in speeding up the Soak Off process.

5. Depending on the thickness of your application, Soak Off time can take anywhere from 5 - 10 minutes.

6. After 5 - 10 minutes remove the towel. You should see a crackle effect all over the surface of your client’s nails. This indicates that it is releasing from the bed. Unlike traditional acrylics, Soak Off Gel does not dissolve. It releases from the nail.

7. Now take your metal nail implement and gently scrape the nail. This should take little to no pressure at all.

8. Once you’ve removed all of the Soak Off Gel, have your client wash their hands with soap and water.

 
Technique 2
What you will need: 10 small squares of tin foil, cotton balls or strips, towel, metal nail implement and Soak Off UV Gel Solution.

1. Start by scratching the surface of the gel with a Zebra board 180/180 to break the seal of the gel. Then proceed with the soaking off process.

2. Pour enough Soak Off UV Gel Solution into a glass or ceramic dish to saturate pieces of cotton.

3. Saturate a cotton ball and place it on your client’s nail.

4. Take a square of tin foil and wrap the tip of the nail and up the finger.

5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each finger.

6. Once all the fingers are covered in foil, wrap your client’s hands together in a towel to trap the body heat. This will help to speed up the Soak Off process.

7. Depending on the thickness of your application, Soak Off time can take anywhere from 5 - 10 minutes.

8. After 5 -10 minutes remove the towel. Unwrap the first finger you wrapped. You should see a crackle effect all over the surface of your client’s nails. This indicates that it is releasing from the bed. Unlike traditional acrylics, Soak Off Gel does not dissolve. It releases from the nail.

9. Take your metal nail implement and gently scrape the nail. This should take little to no pressure at all.

10. Repeat steps 7 and 8 on each nail one at a time.

11. Once you’ve removed all of the Soak Off Gel, have your client wash their hands with soap and water.