NU:gel system

Welcome to the homepage of NU:gel - A NU: experience for nail techs.

Here you will find information on:

  • Lamp Specification
  • NU:build application with apex
  • NU:build application without apex
  • Infills
  • Removal
  • NU:sculpt application
  • Safety Information

 

Lamps

The launch of our very own, NU:gel compatible lamp is here (CLICK HERE TO VIEW NU:LAMP), however we understand and appreciate that many of you will already have lamps and they are a big investment.

While it is true that for best results you should use the lamp from the same brand as your gel products (for approved, proven compatibility), you can do the following in the interim:

  • Ensure your bulbs are in healthy working order
  • PAT test your lamp to confirm its maintained
  • Test your lamp using the gel products to ensure your lamp cures fully

 

 

NU:build Application with Apex

When applying NU:build with an apex, adhere to the following steps:

First, you need to fully prepare the cuticle area and remove all living tissue. Once done, you should then remove the shine from the nail plate. This can be done using a nail file of 180grit or softer, or sanding bands.

Next, remove all dust from the nail plate then dehydrate the nail using NU:prep or your chosen dehydrator. Once done, apply a very thin layer NU:build (any colour) to all 5 fingers and cure fully for 60 seconds.

Now proceeding one finger at a time, we do the following:

Add a thin layer of NU:build all over the nail plate area and do not cure. This is your slip layer which will help you manouver the next layer. 

Now, pick up a larger amount of product, distributing it around the surface of the nail while making sure majority is in the apex area to ensure the support and strength needed for the length and cure fully for 60 seconds.

Once all 10 fingers are complete & cured fully, remove the inhibition layer using a lint free wipe saturated in alcohol. We can now shape the free edge and refine the surface if needed. Shaping the nail after application strengthens the free edge of the nail and helps prevent lifting.

 

Should you wish to now apply NU:colour, first remove all surface dust and clean the nail once more with NU:prep or your chosen dehydrator to make sure the working area is clean. Now you can apply the colour as desired. We recommend applying & curing on 4 fingers then the thumb separately to ensure the angle of the thumb allows for compete curing.

NU:colour application will take 1-2 layers depending on the colour and your desired finish. Each layer should be cured fully for 60 seconds before moving on.

Finally, apply a thin layer of NU:top and cure fully for 60 seconds. As with NU:colour we recommend applying & curing on 4 fingers then the thumb separately to ensure the angle of the thumb allows for compete curing.

Avoid touching or applying oil for 30 seconds after curing to prevent dulling. This is a no cleanse top coat without sticky layer once cured. 

 

NU:build Application without Apex

When applying NU:build without an apex, adhere to the following steps:

First, you need to fully prepare the cuticle area and remove all living tissue. Once done, you should then remove the shine from the nail plate. This can be done using a nail file of 180grit or softer, or sanding bands.

Next, remove all dust from the nail plate then dehydrate the nail using NU:prep or your chosen dehydrator. Once done, apply a very thin layer NU:build (any colour) to all 5 fingers and cure fully for 60 seconds.

Now proceeding one finger at a time, we do the following:

Add a thin layer of NU:build all over the nail plate area and do not cure. This is your slip layer which will help you manouver the next layer. 

Now, pick up a little bit more product and apply evenly all over the nail plate, ensuring you smooth out all nail plate imperfections then cure fully for 60 seconds.

Once all 10 fingers are complete & cured fully, remove the inhibition layer using a lint free wipe saturated in alcohol. We can now shape the free edge and refine the surface if needed. Shaping the nail after application strengthens the free edge of the nail and helps prevent lifting.

 

Should you wish to now apply NU:colour, first remove all surface dust and clean the nail once more with NU:prep or your chosen dehydrator to make sure the working area is clean. Now you can apply the colour as desired. We recommend applying & curing on 4 fingers then the thumb separately to ensure the angle of the thumb allows for compete curing.

NU:colour application will take 1-2 layers depending on the colour and your desired finish. Each layer should be cured fully for 60 seconds before moving on.

Finally, apply a thin layer of NU:top and cure fully for 60 seconds. As with NU:colour we recommend applying & curing on 4 fingers then the thumb separately to ensure the angle of the thumb allows for compete curing.

Avoid touching or applying oil for 30 seconds after curing to prevent dulling. This is a no cleanse top coat without sticky layer once cured. 

 

Infills

We recommend infills every 3-4 weeks depending on the growth rate of your clients nails and their own preference. Remove the product as you normally would and once you've removed the desired amount of product in preparation for an infill, you can then follow the application steps above.

 

Removal

Should you choose to fully remove the product, first remove the bulk of the product either with a hand file or an eFile. We recommend removing as much as possibly without interrupting the natural nail (c80%).

From here, soak a cotton pad in pure acetone and place the pad on the surface of the nail then wrap tightly with tinfoil. 

We recommend leaving this to break down the remaining gel for 10/15 minutes. This will vary depending on the amount of product you left on the nail. Once the time has elapsed, remove the tinfoil & cotton pad from the nail and scrape the remaining product away using a cuticle scrape such as The Milan. 

If for any reason the product is not coming away, do not force the product off the nail, simply reapply the cotton pad and tinfoil for a few more minutes and repeat the steps again.

To speed up this process, you can introduce a heat source such as heated mitts which will accelerate the acetones ability to break down the product.

Once the product is removed, you can buff the nail with a soft buffer to smooth the surface or, if reapplying, begin your preparation process.

 

NU:sculpt Application

When applying NU:sculpt, adhere to the following steps:

First, you need to fully prepare the cuticle area and remove all living tissue. Once done, you should then remove the shine from the nail plate. This can be done using a nail file of 180grit or softer, or sanding bands.

Next, remove all dust from the nail plate then dehydrate the nail using NU:prep or your chosen dehydrator. Once done, apply a very thin layer NU:base to all 5 fingers and cure fully for 60 seconds.

Now proceeding one finger at a time, we do the following:

Add a thin layer of NU:sculpt all over the nail plate area and do not cure. This is your slip layer which will help you manouver the next layer. 

Now, pick up a larger amount of product, distributing it around the surface of the nail while making sure majority is in the apex area to ensure the support and strength needed for the length and cure for 30 seconds. Once all 5 fingers on one hand are done, cure all 5 nails together for a further 60 seconds.

Once all 10 fingers are complete & cured fully, remove the inhibition layer using a lint free wipe saturated in alcohol. We can now shape the free edge and refine the surface if needed. Shaping the nail after application strengthens the free edge of the nail and helps prevent lifting.

 

Should you wish to now apply NU:colour, first remove all surface dust and clean the nail once more with NU:prep or your chosen dehydrator to make sure the working area is clean. Now you can apply the colour as desired. We recommend applying & curing on 4 fingers then the thumb separately to ensure the angle of the thumb allows for compete curing.

NU:colour application will take 1-2 layers depending on the colour and your desired finish. Each layer should be cured fully for 60 seconds before moving on.

Finally, apply a thin layer of NU:top and cure fully for 60 seconds. As with NU:colour we recommend applying & curing on 4 fingers then the thumb separately to ensure the angle of the thumb allows for compete curing.

Avoid touching or applying oil for 30 seconds after curing to prevent dulling. This is a no cleanse top coat without sticky layer once cured. 

 

Safety Information

At the nail lab we believe in making sure that our customers & fellow techs have access to any and all information - whilst also trying to provide a balanced view to offset some of the misleading information available.

 

SDS

Here, you can access our Safety Data Sheets for the various NU:Gel products we offer.

 

NU:build

NU:colour

NU:top

NU:prep

NU:sculpt

NU:base

 

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