Learning Question - Gels before Acrylics

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Learning Question - Gels before Acrylics

Postby Crispy » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:36 pm

Hi there.

The school I'm at has elected to cover gel nails before acrylic nails due to teacher unavailability.
There's a vibe running around that says acrylics should always be learned before gels but is that true or is just fear of the unknown talking?

What are the fundamental differences between the two?

Thanks.
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Re: Learning Question - Gels before Acrylics

Postby Wandawump » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:17 am

Its much of a muchness which ever comes first, you need both skills so it makes no difference :)
Its kinda like the age old question, which came first? the egg or the chicken? makes no matter, you need both ;)
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Re: Learning Question - Gels before Acrylics

Postby Crispy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:33 pm

Great. Thanks for your response, Wanda.
Gives me peace of mind.
We'll be using NSI product so hopefully that's a good product to use.
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Re: Learning Question - Gels before Acrylics

Postby monkey_monkey » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:03 pm

i did gel first and then acrylic i dont think it matters at all, there both different techniques although the prep is very similar.
gel is really easy and so is acrylic, but at least with gel you have more time to correct any mistakes cause you just dont cure until your happy with acrylic you have to be fairly faster otherwise its gonna dry on you.
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