[****UPDATE: SINCE THIS WAS WRITTEN, JAMBERRY HAS COME OUT WITH ITS OWN TRUSHINE GEL ENAMEL SYSTEM THAT WORKS AMAZINGLY WELL ON ITS OWN AND WITH THE WRAPS. CHECK IT OUT HERE!
This was written by one of my downline team members, Denyel Elliott-Brechbill, a full time nail tech who also sells Jamberry nail wraps:
“I’ve been seeing a lot of questions regarding using Jams with gel polish and/or gel nails. So I decided to do a bit of R&D and see what works the best and how the product would actually hold up to every day life.
So let’s start with me, I’m a full time nail tech in a very busy salon. My hands are often in warm water with pedicures and I’m constantly exposed to acetone, rubbing alcohol and cuticle oil. I did my accent nails in the Vintage Chic and I sandwiched it in between gel polish. I prepped and primed my nails as I would for a gel polish using OPI base coat and then a layer of top coat. I buffed the surface of the top coat to take off the shine, cleansed with rubbing alcohol and then applied the wrap as directed. I finished off with two coats of gel top coat capping the ends each time. I did make sure to get the top coat all the way to the edges as well to help prevent lifting in the sidewall.
For the first week I didn’t notice too much wear, but after about day 8 I noticed that the ends of my nails on my working hand were starting to get roughed up and pull up just a bit. So I gently filed the ends of my nails, reapplied some heat, cooled and then top coated again. I also had a small wrinkle in the side of one of my nails on my left hand that was starting to lift. So I made sure that I dried it out, after giving a pedicure, heated the wrap to smooth out the wrinkle and then reapplied top coat. They are ready to go for another week!!
The second picture is of one of my clients who works at a cellular retail store and is also very hard on her nails. 12 days and going strong! This photo is of Jamberry Leopard wraps layered with Gelousy hard gel over a nail enhancement.
Its been pretty amazing to see clients sit down in my chair, see my catalog and go, “Jamberry?? I didn’t think you could do those with gels!”
AND on another note, the gel and gel polish does NOT pull away from the wraps. If you have ever used stamps with stamping polish you may have noticed that it can pull away in sections from the stamping polish. The products that I have been using (OPI, Gelousy, Young Nails, Akzentz) do not pull, it lays on top of the wrap and secures to the wrap beautifully. No lifting, peeling or separation.”
If you are a nail tech and would like more information about how you can use Jamberry in your business and get a breakdown of some financial information, please contact me! I would love to share this opportunity with you and let you know how to earn money by offering this service! If you’ve already used Jamberry with gels, post a picture below. If you would like to try a sample, request one here!