Gelish Dip System
Introducing the Gelish Dip System, a new Dip System brought to you by Gelish.
An acrylic like system that provides a beautiful manicure on natural nails or tips in just a few easy steps.
What is it?
The Gelish Dip Nail System is an acrylic like system that provides a beautiful manicure on natural nails or tips in just a few easy steps. It is best described as sitting between gel and acrylic – not as soft and flexible as gel but not quite as hard as traditional acrylic. As a result, the Gelish Dip feels lighter and thinner on the nail, and isn’t prone to cracks and chipping like regular acrylic nails.
Contrary to regular acrylic systems, Gelish Dip minimises prep creating a simpler process. No UV lamp is necessary and the system will air-dry to a strong and high-gloss application.
So how does it work?
Your nails are lightly buffed and then a thin coat of Gelish Dip Prep is applied followed by your Gelish Dip Base Coat. The nail is then dipped into the chosen pigment powder, set with the Gelish Dip Base Coat and dipped again once or twice more until the coverage is perfect. Once the final layer of colour is on it is evened out with a buffer before applying the Gelish Activator and lastly the Gelish Dip Top Coat.
There is no UV curing at all and the entire process takes approximately 30-45 minutes.
How long does it last?
A set of Gelish Dip nails will last between 2-3 weeks, similar to a set of gels. Just like gels, the nails remain shiny throughout and only the slightest wear becomes visible overtime on the tips of the nails.
How is it removed?
Removal of the Gelish Dip is an easy process and it is soaked off like gel rather than buffed off like acrylic nails. The removal process takes approximately 30 minutes.
Dip System over natural nail £28
Dip System with Tips (extensions) £33
Dip infills (same powder colour) £25
Dip System Colour Change (Remove and Redo) +£5
Gelish Polish Colour on top +£10
Take off only (includes express mani) £15
Apply Nourish Cuticle Oil twice a day, and more importantly underneath the free edge - It is enriched with oils to rehydrate and condition the natural nail plate and will NOT cause any lifting to your product. Nourish cuticle oil is available to purchase from your nail technician.
Whenever you are washing up or gardening, wear gloves.
Wear gloves when applying fake tan.
Wash your hands after applying sunscreen.
Avoid S.P.F. products, tinted lotions and hair colour on your new nails as these can discolour the product, always wash hands throughly after use or wear gloves.
If you have caught or broken a nail, please make an appointment for a repair.
Your nails have been applied by a professional, for the best care they should also be removed by a professional. If you do decide to remove your nails yourself, please ask for a removal kit and instructions.
Do not pick, peel or bite your nails, they are not indestructible. Gelish is designed to create an adhesive bond to the natural nail plate and if picked will cause damage to the natural nail.
Book your next maintenance appointment for 2-3 weeks time to avoid disappointment.
Use the pads of your fingers rather than your nails for opening car doors, making the bed, etc
If wearing a French or pale colour please be aware when using tanning products you should wear gloves to prevent staining of the colour.
DO NOT file your nails unless absolutely necessary, take care to file gently and finish in a downward stroke.
Avoid exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals such as cleaners or acetone based on nail polish removers. These can start to break down the surface of Gelish and may cause lifting & staining.
Finally, take care of your nails! They are not indestructible, but by keeping to these points you can ensure your Gelish/GHG or Acrylic will stay as fresh as the day it was done!