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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GELAC APPLICATION GUIDE

GELAC APPLICATION GUIDE
To ensure success, you must use the complete Gelac system and apply as directed below.
Gelac products are not designed to be compatible with other systems.


Step 1: ibd Gelac Nail Prep

Perform a manicure

1. Shape the nail with a 180 grit file. We recommend either the ibd Emerald, Black or White padded
files.
2. Remove cuticle from the nail plate with an ibd Two-Sided Cuticle Pusher. If the client has
overgrown cuticles use a Cuticle Eliminator.
3. Have the client wash their hands with liquid soap and water. Towel Dry.
4. Remove the shine from the nail plate using a 240 grit white buffing block and remove dust with a
nail wipe. Make sure you do not touch the nail with your finger.
5. Apply ibd Gelac Nail Prep onto the natural nail plate and allow to fully dry before applying base
coat.
(Base, Polish and topcoat steps should be done separately)
Step 2: ibd Gelac Base Coat Application

1. Apply very lightly (appearance should have a grainy effect. if your nail is shiny blot lightly with a
nail wipe) to each nail and edge of all four nails on one hand. Thumbs are to be done separately.
a. Remove the applicator brush from the bottle and wipe it against the bottle’s neck to remove
excess product from the brush.
b. Stay parallel to the natural nail and lightly dot the base coat in a “Z” pattern onto the nail.
c. Use a lint-free wipe and wipe the base coat from the cuticle to the free edge to evenly distribute
the base coat.
2. Cure all four fingers together for 1 minute in any ibd UV lamp.
3. Repeat the process on the other hand.
4. Repeat the process on each thumb following completion of the previous eight nails.
Step 3: ibd Gelac UV Gel Polish Application

1. Roll the bottle between hands to blend.

2. Apply one very thin coat of color to each nail surface and edge to all nails on one hand.
(If applied correctly, this layer will be slightly semi-sheer.)
a. Remove the applicator brush from the bottle and wipe one side against the bottle’s neck to
remove excess product from the brush.
b. Stay parallel to the natural nail and place the brush in the center of the nail slightly away from the
cuticle line.
c. Apply Gelac polish in the center of the nail from cuticle to tip, making sure to keep polish off the
cuticle. If polish has touched the cuticle remove prior to curing the nail by using ibd Gelac Gel
Cleanser and an orangewood stick.
d. Make sure polish has covered the tip of the nail to ensure long wear.
3. Cure all four nails for 2 minutes in any ibd UV Lamp. *
4. Repeat the process on the other hand.
5. Apply a second thin coat of polish using the same process. This coat provides full coverage when
using an opaque color.
6. Cure all four nails for 2 minutes in any ibd UV Lamp, and finish with thumb application.
Step 4: ibd Gelac Top Coat Application

1. Roll the bottle between hands to blend.
2. Apply one thin layer of ibd Gelac Top Coat to each nail surface and edge of all four nails on one
hand.
a. Remove the applicator brush from the bottle and wipe one side against the bottle’s neck to
remove excess product from the brush.
b. Stay parallel to the natural nail and place the brush in the center of the nail slightly away from the
cuticle line.
c. Apply ibd Gelac Top Coat in the center of the nail starting from cuticle to the tip.
d. Make sure the top coat has covered the tip of the nail to ensure long wear.
3. Cure all four nails for 3 minutes in any ibd UV Lamp.
4. Repeat the process on the other hand and finish with thumb application.
Cleanse: ibd Gelac Gel Cleanser

5. Saturate an ibd Nail Wipe with ibd Gelac Gel Cleanser.
6. With light pressure wipe away the top gel film, (this is the sticky inhibition layer). CAUTION: Do
not re-wipe the nail with a used portion of the Nail Wipe, as it will re-distribute the film causing
dulling to the top coat.
7. Use a clean saturated Nail Wipe for each finger, and repeat.
*Note: if using a dark shade and your lamp is not 36 watt, the cure time will be 3 minutes instead of
2.
French Manicure:
Prior to French manicure Application follow Step 1 ibd Gelac Nail Prep and Step 2 ibd Gelac Base
Coat.


1. Roll the bottle between hands to blend.
2. Start with a color coat in sheer pink color (not a white tip): We suggest ibd Gelac UV Gel Polish in
Pink Wink. Apply one thin layer of pink polish to the nail surface and edge of all four nails on the first
hand.

a. Remove the applicator brush from the bottle and wipe it against the bottle’s neck to remove
excess product from the brush.
b. Stay parallel to the natural nail and place the brush in the center of the nail slightly away from the
cuticle line.
c. Gently push the brush toward the cuticle line and then glide down one side to the extension edge
of the nail.
d. Lift the brush and repeat of the opposite side of the nail, follow the same steps to coat the
center.
e. Be sure to encase the extension edge to ensure long wear.
3. Cure all four nails for two minutes in any ibd UV Lamp.
4. Apply a thin color coat in white (we recommend ibd Gelac UV Gel Polish in Snowfall) to the tips of
the nails over the cured pink color creating an arched smile line.
5. Reapply second coat of white.
6. Place all four fingers in an UV Lamp and cure for two minutes in any ibd UV lamp and finish with
thumb application.
7. Repeat the process on the other hand.
ibd Gelac French Manicure Top Coat Application

8. Roll the bottle between hands to blend.
9. Apply one thin layer of ibd Gelac Top Coat to each nail surface and edge of all four nails on one
hand.
a. Remove the applicator brush from the bottle and wipe it against the bottle’s neck to remove
excess product from the brush.
b. Stay parallel to the natural nail and place the brush in the center of the nail slightly away from the
cuticle line.
c. Gently push the brush toward the cuticle line and then glide down one side to the extension edge.
d. Lift the brush and repeat of the opposite side of the nail, follow the same steps to coat the
center.
e. Be sure to encase the extension edge to ensure long wear.
10. Cure all four nail for three minutes in any ibd UV Lamp.
11. Repeat the process on the other hand.
Cleanse: ibd Gelac Gel Cleanser

12. Saturate a Nail Wipe with ibd Gelac Gel Cleanser.
13. With light pressure wipe away the gel top film, (this is the sticky inhibition layer). CAUTION: Do
not re-wipe the nail with a used portion of the lint-free pad, as it will re-distribute the film.
14. Use a clean saturated portion of the Nail Wipe.
Thumbs
1. After all four fingers have been cured and cleansed, repeat all steps on thumbs.
2. Polish and cure thumbs individually to prevent running or pooling.
3. Be sure to press thumbs flat to the base of the lamp to ensure even curing.
Removal: ibd Gelac Gel Remover

1. Have the client wash their hands with liquid soap and warm water. Towel dry.

2. Saturate a Nail Wipe with ibd Gelac Gel Remover and place on top of the nail bed. Apply and
secure foil under the finger and over the top making sure to cover the nail plate. Fold the Nail Wipe
over the top of the nail.
3. Leave the Remover Wrap on the finger for ten minutes.
4. Securely grip each finger and apply slight pressure to the fingernail.
5. Using a twisting motion, pull the nail wipe and product from the fingernail. If a significant amount
of the polish remains on the nail, due to extended wear or other unique situations, rewrap the nail
and allow acetone to penetrate a few more minutes.
6. If necessary, gently glide off any remaining product with an ibd Two-Sided Cuticle Pusher. Be
careful not to scrape away the surface layers of the natural nail plate.

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