INTEGRITY GEL APPLICATION

NAILX – INM’S DRY NATURAL NAIL PREPARATION

1. Wash and sanitize both yours and your client’s hands.
2. With the INM’s Pro Cuti Pusher, gently push back the cuticle with the spoon side of the pusher. With the opposite side of the pusher, gently remove any excess non-living tissue.
3. With a 180 Solo file, gently remove any extra free edge.
4. With a 180 Solo file, gently remove the shine from the nail plate, beginning at the cuticle and moving forward towards the free edge.
5. Remove excess dust from the nail plate
6. Apply one coat of Prep Step and allow to dry completely
7. When applying a tip, wait to apply the primer until the tip application is complete.
8. When sculpting, apply two coats of ONL Primer to the nail plate and allow to dry completely.
• Helpful hints – When applying ONL Primer, be careful not to get primer on the cuticle. Before applying primer to the nail, wipe your brush on the sides (inside top) of your bottle, and dab lightly on a disposable towel. One brush load of primer is enough to treat all ten nails. Touch the brush to the centre of the nail plate and watch it spread towards the cuticle. Apply more only if necessary.
• If your client experiences a burning sensation due to overexposure to the primer, apply “Stop-It” for instant relief.

“INTEGRITY GEL” TWO-STEP TIP OVERLAY

1. Complete Natural Nail Preparation.
2. Choose either “Exact French” Tip Application or “Timeless” Tip Application.
3. With INM’s Pro Diamond Prepper Barrell or 150/150 Solo File, remove the shine from the surface of the tip. Be sure that you are thorough around the tip edges.
4. Apply a small amount of Integrity Clear Gel to the nail bed (Avoid getting product on the tip or cuticle. If you accidentally get product on either area, simply wipe your brush on your lint free sponge, and swipe the unwanted gel from the area).
5. When applying all 10 nails “Freeze Cure” the gel for 5-10 seconds on each nail, while applying the gel to the alternate hands nail. When you have finished applying the gel to all 10 nails, cure for 1 minute.
6. Start at the cuticle with a brush load of Integrity Clear Gel. Do not pat or apply pressure to the gel. With a gentle side-to-side motion (like frosting a cake), manipulate the gel on the nail. Drag the Clear Gel to the edge of the tip, being sure to wipe the sides and end of the tip with gel. If bubbles occur you are overworking the product. With your brush, drag them out to the free edge. “Freeze Cure” the gel for 5-10 seconds on each nail, while applying the gel to the alternate hands nail, curing for 2 minutes.
7. If there are any “low” spots on the nail, gently apply a bead of gel, drag the gel “string” across the area, and allow to self-level. If necessary repeat steps 6-9.
8. Wipe the nails with your Integrity Gel Cleanser and Lint Free Wipes.
9. With INM’s 150/150 Solo File, or medium grit sanding band, shape the nail. (see filing techniques).
10. Thoroughly dust the nails with a nylon brush or air can. REMEMBER – DUST IS THE ENEMY.
11. Apply a polish-like coat of Integrity Clear Gel, or Integrity Clear Glaze on the surface and edges of each nail. Cure for 2 minutes.

NOTE: Gel shrinks as it cures, so it is very important that you brush the gel around the edges of the nail before your final cure. If the final coat of gel is too thin, you will have sparse, uneven patches.

“INTEGRITY GEL” NATURAL NAIL OVERLAY APPLICATION

1. Start at the cuticle with a brush load of Integrity Clear or Pink Gel. Do not pat or apply pressure to the gel. With a gentle side-to-side motion (like frosting a cake), manipulate the gel on the nail. Drag the Clear or Pink Gel to the edge of the nail, being sure to wipe the sides and end of the tip with gel. If bubbles occur you are overworking the product. With your brush, drag them out to the free edge.
2. When applying all 10 nails. “Freeze Cure” the gel for 5-10 seconds on each nail, while applying the gel to the alternate hands nail, cure for 2 minutes.
3. Wipe the nails with your Integrity Gel Cleanser and Lint Free Wipes to remove the sticky surface.
4. If necessary, repeat steps 6-9 (which steps??). If there are any “low spots on the nail, gently apply a bead of gel, drag the gel “string” across the area, and allow to self-level.
5. With INM’s 150/150 Solo File, or medium grit sanding band, shape the nail (see filing techniques).
6. Thoroughly dust the nails with a nylon brush or air can. REMEMBER- DUST IS THE ENEMY.
7. Apply a polish-like coat of Integrity Clear Gel, or Integrity Finishing Glaze on the surface and edges of the nail. Cure for 2 minutes.

“INTEGRITY GEL” SCULPTURED PINK AND WHITE GEL APPLICATION.

1. Apply a small amount of Integrity Pink Gel to the nail bed, avoiding getting product on the cuticle, and feathering out at the free-edge. “Freeze Cure” the gel for 5-10 seconds on each nail, while alternating hands. When you have finished applying the gel to all 10 nails, cure for 1 minute. If you accidentally get product on the cutcicle simply wipe your brush on your Lint Free Wipe, and swipe the unwanted gel from the area.
2. Pick up the White or Thick White Sculpting Gel on one side of your brush, place empty side of your brush on form, and roll the gel off. Using light pressure drag the gel over the free edge of the nail, creating an approximate smile line. Pinch your brush in your Lint Free Wipe, and create your smile line starting at the centre of your brush and swiping to one corner. Return to the centre of the smile line and swipe to the other corner. “Freeze Cure” for 5-10 seconds, alternating hands. When all 10 nails are complete, cure for 2 minutes. Apply a second coat of white if necessary.
3. If there are any “low” spots on the nail, gently apply a bead of gel, drag the gel “string” across the area, and allow to self-level. If necessary repeat steps 6-9.
4. Wipe the nails with your Integrity Gel Cleanser and Lint Free Wipes.
5. With INM’s 150/150 Solo File, or medium grit sanding band, shape the nail. (see filing techniques).
6. Thoroughly dust the nails with a nylon brush or air can. REMEMBER – DUST IS THE ENEMY.
7. Apply a polish-like coat of Integrity Clear Gel, or Integrity Clear Glaze on the surface and edges of each nail. Cure for 2 minutes.

NOTE: Gel shrinks as it cures, so it is very important that you brush the gel around the edges of the nail before your final cure. If the final coat of gel is too thin, you will have sparse, uneven patches.

INTEGRITY GEL PAINT-ON WHITE FRENCH

1. Complete Natural Nail Preparation.
2. Choose either “Exact French” Tip Application or “Timeless” Tip Application.
3. With INM’s Pro Diamond Prepper Barrell or 150/150 Solo File, remove the shine from the surface of the tip. Be sure that you are thorough around the tip edges.
4. Apply a small amount of Integrity Clear Gel to the nail bed (Avoid getting product on the tip or cuticle. If you accidentally get product on either area, simply wipe your brush on your lint free sponge, and swipe the unwanted gel from the area).
5. When applying all 10 nails “Freeze Cure” the gel for 5-10 seconds on each nail, while applying the gel to the alternate hands nail. When you have finished applying the gel to all 10 nails, cure for 1 minute.
6. Start at the cuticle with a brush load of Integrity Clear Gel. Do not pat or apply pressure to the gel. With a gentle side-to-side motion (like frosting a cake), manipulate the gel on the nail. Drag the Clear Gel to the edge of the tip, being sure to wipe the sides and end of the tip with gel. If bubbles occur you are overworking the product. With your brush, drag them out to the free edge. “Freeze Cure” the gel for 5-10 seconds on each nail, while applying the gel to the alternate hands nail, curing for 2 minutes.
7. If there are any “low” spots on the nail, gently apply a bead of gel, drag the gel “string” across the area, and allow to self-level. If necessary repeat steps 6-9.
8. Wipe the nails with your Integrity Gel Cleanser and Lint Free Wipes.
9. With INM’s 150/150 Solo File, or medium grit sanding band, shape the nail. (see filing techniques).
10. Thoroughly dust the nails with a nylon brush or air can. REMEMBER – DUST IS THE ENEMY.
11. Apply a thin coat of Paint-On White to the free-edge of the nail. If necessary, use your gel brush to wipe a clean smile line. Keep your gel brush clean by pinching it between a Lint Free Wipe saturated in Cleanser. “Freeze Cure” for 5-10 seconds, alternating hands. When all 10 nails are complete, cure for 1 minute. Apply a second coat of Paint-On White if necessary.
12. Apply a polish-like coat of Integrity Clear Gel, or Integrity Clear Glaze on the surface and edges of each nail. Cure for 2 minutes.

GEL REMOVAL

Gels are a resin-based products therefore, they cannot be soaked off with Acetone.
Gel are removed by:
1. Shortening the nail with a coarse arbor band or hand filing with a 100/100 Solo File.
2. E-File the bulk of the product off the surface of the nail with a coarse arbor band, or hand file with a 100/100 Solo File.
3. Continue the removal process by gently filing the surface of the nail graduating from a coarse to a medium to a fine Solo File.
4. Finish buffing the natural nail with a Mirror Finish Buffer.
5. Apply INM’s Premium Cuticle Oil.