Vision Professional Acrylic System

  VISION PROFESSIONAL ACRYLIC APPLICATION

 

1. Have your client thoroughly wash & dry their hands (we recommend an oil free soap). This will help remove any oils, lotions, etc. Lightly push back the proximal fold

2. Etch the nail plate with medium zebra file. If you prefer an e-file, use a medium grit arbor band                

3.Remove all dust. Do not use a cleanser. Cleansers contain oil.

4. Apply Vision Bond Aid to all 10 fingers.

5. Apply Acid-free Primer to all 10 fingers. If you are using tips: apply Primer after applying the tips.

6. Apply your choice of tips or forms.

7. Using your favorite acrylic brush, Vision Monomer and Vision Acrylic Powder, pick up a bead of product. Apply the 1st bead at the natural free edge. Begin to press out the product ensuring the natural nail (or tip) is covered from side wall to side wall.

 8. Apply the 2nd bead at the cuticle area. Do not build your apex at this point, ensuring that the first 2 beads are set for a perfect pinch. Let gravity help you pull the product towards the stress area by tilting the client’s finger downward when applying the cuticle bead. This will also aid in building your apex and prevent flooding of the cuticle area.

9. Once the acrylic turns from shiny to matte, begin pinching the acrylic. Be sure to hold the pinching tool parallel with the natural nail, focusing the pressure on the widest part of the nail: the stress area.

10. Remove the form (if you’re not using Tips) and continue to pinch using C-Curve Rods to form a uniform c-curve. Hold the pinch until the nail has set. Sculpt your apex

11. Finish file the nail with a coarse or medium Zebra file. If you prefer an e-file, use a medium grit arbor band

12. Buff the nail with a Coarse or Medium Buffer and remove all traces of dust with a dust brush, or have your client wash their hands thoroughly.

13. Finish the nail with Vision Gel Polish, or seal it with your choice of Super Shine Top Coat or Matte Top Coat.

14.  Do not use alcohol or acetone to remove the dust from the enhancement. These products can smooth the surface of the nail too much

ODORLESS ACRYLIC NAILS

Odorless Acrylics work a little differently than traditional. Here are a few pointers for you. The Odorless monomer (liquid) evaporates very slowly (hence the odorless). • You need to work it quite dry. You should use a reverse ratio of 1 part liquid to 2 parts powder. You may notice that it looks dry on your brush, but by the time you place it on the nail, it is running away from you.

When you work with this product, it can tend to be slightly sticky. After cleaning your brush in the liquid and wiping on your towel (while working your nail) give it a quick dip in the powder to stop it sticking. • It will dry with a "tacky" layer. You may even think it is not setting - but if you give it a tap with your brush handle, you will see that it is actually hard. To eliminate the tacky layer so that it files more like a traditional acrylic, just expose it to water.  Have your client dip their hand into a nice relaxing manicure bowl soak, while you are working on the second hand, or you can send them to wash their hands after the acrylic is applied (before filing). If you choose not to use the water, you will need to apply a little extra product to take in to account the removal of the tacky layer. It is softer than a traditional acrylic to file -sort of rolls off, making filing easy - but every bit as strong when it is fully cured. UV will have no impact on it, as it is air cured. • Use with Vision Traditional Acrylic Powders. We do not recommend using it for pink and whites, as the white is susceptible to discoloration. To minimize discoloration, be sure not to wipe your brush in the same spot on the towel more than once. Also minimize layering product on the nail as much as possible. One ball application is ideal (we recommend applying from the cuticle to the free edge). We suggest using Odorless to sculpt with Pink or Clear only, and finishing with gel polish

ODORLESS ACRYLIC APPLICATION

    **Please Note: Odorless liquid is not compatible with colored acrylic powders**

1. Have your client thoroughly wash & dry their hands (we recommend an oil free soap). This will help remove any oils, lotions, etc. Lightly push back the proximal fold

 2. Etch the nail plate with medium zebra file. If you prefer an e-file, use a medium grit arbor band                

3.Remove all dust. Do not use a cleanser. Cleansers contain oil.

4. Apply Vision Bond Aid to all 10 fingers.

5. Apply Vision Primer to all 10 fingers. If you are using tips: apply Primer after applying the tips.

6. Apply your choice of tips or forms.

7. Using your favorite acrylic brush, Vision Odorless Monomer and Vision Acrylic Powder, pick up a bead of product. Be sure to release the majority of liquid from your brush on paper towel. Use less liquid and more powder. The “perfect” bead of Odorless Acrylic will appear dry. Once placed on the nail, the liquid will disperse through the bead. Apply the 1st bead at the natural free edge. Begin to press out the product ensuring the natural nail (or tip) is covered from side wall to side wall.

 8. When working with Odorless, the product can tend to be slightly sticky. After cleaning your brush in the liquid and wiping on your towel (while working your nail) give it a quick dip in the powder to stop it from sticking, just like using flour when making pastry.

9. Odorless will dry with a “tacky” layer. You may even think it has not set, or that it isn’t drying – but if you give it a tap with your brush handle, you will see that it is actually hard. To eliminate the tacky layer so that it files more like a traditional acrylic, wait for the product on both hands to fully set, then just expose it to water. If you choose not to use the water technique, you will need to apply a little extra product to take into account the removal of the tacky layer that will roll off when you file, exposing the underlying hardened product.

10. Finish file the nail with a Coarse or Medium Zebra File. If you prefer an e-file, use a medium grit arbor band

11. Buff the nail with a Coarse or Medium Buffer and remove all traces of dust with a dust brush, or have your client wash their hands thoroughly.

12. Finish the nail with Vision Gel Polish, or seal it with your choice of Super Shine Top Coat or Matte Top Coat.