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CND vinylux applications and how to

 

CND VINYLUX Step-by-Step Guides

1. VINYLUX Application

STEP 1: P.E.P.

1. P - Perform a manicure.
a. Have the client wash their hands with soap and water and towel dry.
b. Massage CoolBlue into the client’s hands to cleanse skin and help prevent transmission of germs.
c. Remove any existing nail color from the natural nail using an acetone-based polish remover (CND Shellac Nourishing Remover or ScrubFresh) and a plastic-backed lint-free pad.
d. If necessary, trim the length from each nail, using nail clippers.
e. Shape the extension edge of each nail with the 240-grit side of a Kanga File or Koala Buffer.
f. Apply a small amount of CuticleAway evenly around the cuticle of each nail.
g. Gently slide a cuticle pusher along the nail plate toward the cuticle area and along the lateral fold to lift and loosen any non-living tissue from the nail plate. Remove any excess cuticle away from the nail and use a curette to remove non-living tissue up to the eponychium and lateral fold.
h. Scrub nails thoroughly with soap and a damp brush, then rinse with warm water to remove the cuticle remover and soap; towel dry.
i. Use a manicure nipper to carefully remove any loosened, non-living tissue, as well as any loose pieces of skin or hangnails. Use a gentle touch during cuticle removal to protect the seals. Never cut living tissue as it can lead to infection.


2. E - Eliminate surface contaminants and P -Purify nail plate layers.
a. Thoroughly cleanse and temporarily dehydrate the nail plate layers with ScrubFresh using a lint-free, plastic-backed pad. Gently pull lateral folds back and scrub thoroughly to be sure all areas of the nail are completely clean.

STEP 2: VINYLUX Weekly Polish Application

NOTE: VINYLUX features adhesion promoters in the color coat that deliver 7 days of chip-free wear and eliminate the need for base coat. Applying base coat will create a barrier between the color layer and nail plate and will not ensure 7-day wear.

Solid Color:

1. Shake the bottle vigorously to blend.
2. Apply one thin coat to each nail surface and extension edge.
a. Remove the applicator brush from the bottle and wipe it against the bottle's neck to drain excess product from the brush.
b. Hold the brush 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 glide down one side of the nail toward the extension edge of the nail.
d. Lift the brush and repeat on the other side of the nail, followed by the same steps to coat the center. Leave a tiny free margin around the sidewalls and cuticle area of the nail to avoid color flowing into the eponychium and sidewalls.
e. Be sure to seal the extension edge to ensure long wear.
f. Detail the surrounding skin with ScrubFresh and a CND ProSeries Gel Flat Oval Brush #6 if color gets on skin.
3. Apply a second thin coat to the surface and extension edge using the same process.

French Manicure:

1. Shake the bottle vigorously to blend.
2. Apply one thin layer of your chosen pink color on the nail surface and extension edge.
a. Remove the applicator brush from the bottle and wipe it against the bottle's neck to drain excess product from the brush.
b. Hold the brush 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 glide down one side of the nail toward the extension edge of the nail.
d. Lift the brush and repeat on the other side of the nail, followed by the same steps to coat the center. Leave a tiny free margin around the sidewalls and cuticle area of the nail to avoid color flowing into the eponychium and sidewalls.
e. Be sure to seal the extension edge to ensure long wear.
3. Apply a second thin coat if more coverage is desired.
4. Apply a thin coat of white color to the tips of the nails, in an arched smile line to flatter the nail shape. Carefully detail with a gel oval brush lightly dampened with ScrubFresh to perfect the smile line.

STEP 3: VINYLUX Weekly Top Coat Application

1. Shake the bottle vigorously to blend.
2. Apply one thin coat to each nail surface and extension edge.
a. Remove the applicator brush from the bottle and wipe it against the bottle’s neck to drain excess product from the brush.
b. Hold the brush 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 glide down one side of the nail toward the extension edge of the nail.
d. Lift the brush and repeat on the other side of the nail, followed by the same steps to coat the center.
e. Be sure to seal the extension edge to ensure long wear.
 3. After five minutes, condition the nails and surrounding soft tissue and increase set time with a light mist of SolarSpeed Spray.

STEP 4: VINYLUX Removal

1. Have the client wash their hands with soap and water and towel dry.
2. Massage CoolBlue into the client’s hands to cleanse skin and help prevent transmission of germs.
3. Saturate a plastic-backed, lint-free pad with CND Shellac Nourishing Remover. Place pad on the nail plate only and hold for five seconds.
4. Use firm pressure along with a circular motion to remove the color from the nail plate. Be sure to concentrate the pad on the nail and avoid the surrounding skin.
5. Rub the nail with a plastic-backed, lint-free pad soaked with CND Shellac Nourishing Remover to remove any residue.

2. VINYLUX Enhancements

STEP 1: Create the Enhancement

1. Create the enhancement of your choice following application guidelines, up to final finishing.
a. For Liquid & Powder enhancements, smooth and refine nail with a 1200-grit buffer like the Koala Buffer.
b. For Brisa Gel enhancements, seal with Brisa Gloss, cure and remove the top film on the nail and gently remove the shine with the Boomerang Padded File.
c. For Brisa Lite Removable Gel enhancements, do not apply Brisa Lite Top Coat. Remove the top film from the cured sculpting gel and lightly buff the nails with 180-grit buffer like the Boomerang Padded File.

STEP 2: Apply VINYLUX Color

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STEP 3: Apply VINYLUX Top Coat

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