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What is your gel costing you?

Sometimes techs don’t really understand what they are paying for a pot of gel.  Make sure you check the size of the pot since manufacturers sell their gels in all different sizes.  You must then take the cost of the pot of that gel and divide by the number of mls or grams to see what it is costing you per ml or per gram.  Only then can you properly comparing pricing from different gel lines.  All TONi gel components are now less expensive helping you save money!  Due to larger volumes of purchase on our end we were able to reduce prices to the technician.  Due some comparison today and see what you are really paying……

Compete to lose – Really?

Last month in Nails magazine is the article…”Compete to lose?”

This makes for a perfect read especially with the upcoming TONi Tournament of Nails, Oct. 23, 2011.
The article says “why enter a nail competition if you can’t win?
When you compete, the most important person you are competing with is yourself.”
There are many reasons to compete but most importantly it is fun and a great way to network with other techs.
So read the article, and join us for a great day at TONi!

You can also attend a FREE competition class hosted by renowned nail artist Amanda Schison on Sunday October 2 whether you are planning to compete now or in the future.

Industry Hype

What about the downfalls of gel polish?  Seasoned, well-educated Nail Professionals say that you shouldn’t have nails on and off more than 3 times per year.

Many manufacturers are marketing these “gel polishes” as polish but make no mistake – they are gel!  If it requires a UV light, it’s gel (only with more solvents so that they can be spread on easier and removed with acetone).  You don’t want to expose the natural nail and surrounding tissue any more than necessary, it’s terribly drying!

This application is much less intimidating than pot gel but it is also much more expensive and there is more waste.  You can remove a coloured gel more quickly and with less mess than pads and acetone.  For example; TONi’s coloured pot gel stayed on much better for an overlay than Shellac, Gellish, and Gelavish (we tested them!).

A little knowledge can save your client’s nails, and your bottom line.