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Layering Colors, Saving Money

by Kimberly Pham | April 28, 2011 | Bookmark +
There’s probably a nail polish for every color and shade in the spectrum. Manufacturers have done a great job at creating themes and collections of every color imaginable. But even then, finding the perfect pink pigment in your personal collection can be difficult. Many techs are not willing to spend their savings on the entire spectrum of color that may go bad before they can get through half the bottle.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution that you may already take advantage of in your salon — a great technique is to layer your polish and gel colors. Start experimenting with your current set of polish on nail tips. Whites will blend things lighter while blacks will darken your hues; mix in glitters to add sparkle. You’d be surprised at what colors you will come up with. Then urge your clients to try out your new blends. If they love what they see, you can send them home with two polishes they can experiment with themselves.

You can also layer gels and soak-off gels, but remember: acrylics to gels, soak-off gels to soak-off gel polish, all of these can be mixed and layered as long as you mix products of the same brand. Using gel and acrylic products from different brands may result in lifting. Here's a manufacturer video from CND on layering Shellac gel polish.

For a little boost of inspiration, check out this polish preview with spring colors "fresh from the farm."

Also, don’t forget your nail art! If being creative isn’t your forte or you don't have time to experiment but you still want to wow your clients with great design, this product round-up features nail art embellishments.

I’d love to see your creations!

 ­­— Kim
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