In this post, we'll lay out the step-by-step Gelish Xpress DIP for French Manicure. If you'd like to learn how to use Gelish Xpress Dip for one color, check out our blog post "Gelish Xpress Dip One Color" instructions.
1.) Sanitize the nails and your client’s hands. Push back the proximal nail fold and clean the surrounding nail plate of any excess cuticle.
2.) Shape the natural nail using a 180/180 File or 240/240 File.
3.) Gently remove the shine using the 180 grit side of the 100/180 Nail Buffer.
4.) Wipe the natural nail with Nail Surface Cleanse and a lint-free nail wipe to cleanse the nail and remove all dust.
5.) Sparingly, apply Gelish Xpress Dip Prep to all nails.
NOTE : if there are any cuts or abrasions to the skin you won’t be able to use a dipping technique. To avoid cross contamination, you can sprinkle the Dip powder onto the nail and then discard the used powder at the end of the service.
GELISH XPRESS DIP
Follow the steps for Gelish Xpress Dip preparation as outlined above :
1.) Prepare French Dip Container with Xpress Dip Arctic Freeze powder.
2.) Working on one nail at a time, apply a thin coat of Base Coat to ¾ of the nail.
3.) Dip tip of nails into French Dip Container to achieve desired smile line.
Note: One side of the dish for round and the other for oval shape.
4.) Quickly dip into desired French Dip Powder jar. Tap off excess.
Note: Use fan brush or soft makeup brush to brush off excess powder.
5.) Apply a second coat of Base Coat, this time over the entire nail. Repeat dip.
6.) Quickly dip into desired French Dip Powder jar. Tap off excess
7.) Apply Dip Activator to all nails and wait 20 seconds.
8.) Apply another coat of Dip Base to seal the nail and allow air dry.
9.) Smooth and refine the surface with 100/180 Buffer.
10.) Wipe the natural nail with Nail Surface Cleanse and a Wipe It Off lint-free nail wipe to cleanse the nail and remove all dust
11.) Apply Activator to all nails and wait 20 seconds. Remove excess Activator with a lint-free wipe.
12.) Apply two thin coats of Dip Top Coat to seal and create a high shine.
13.) Let nails dry for 5 minutes and apply Nourish Cuticle Oil to the skin surrounding the nail.
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- Gelish.com - the official website of Gelish, full information on the color chart and application
- Step-by-step instruction for Gelish Dip Powder system can be found at our blog here: Esther's Nail Corner