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Can I extend with BIAB™ ?

Absolutely! BIAB™ extends beautifully over nail forms and creates a strong, restorative extension which not only does not damage the nail - but actually enhances it’s strength and growing capabilities. Winner Winner or what?

We recommend to only use BIAB™ for short to mid-length extensions. For anything longer than this - Gelpot is your guy!

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The GelBottle products are designed for professional use only.

Want to train with us? Head to thegelbottle-academy.com to book your Guild accredited course.

Alternatively, head to our sister brand peacci.com to shop over 150 highly pigmented, vegan & cruelty nail polishes.

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How long does it take for the gel bottle to approve certification? ›

If you are a professional, please create an account on our website and upload your certificate. Your account should be approved for “Pro” status within 10 minutes of uploading the document (during business normal hours). After that you will be able to add our gel nail polishes to your cart.

How does the gel bottle BIAB work? ›

BIAB can be used as a base coat, meaning it goes straight onto the nail bed and bonds to it under UV or LED curing, effectively adding another layer to the nail to strengthen it. We can even use two to three coats on weaker nails, which can make the nail virtually indestructible!

How long does gel base coat last in the bottle? ›

Regular nail polish lasts for around 18 to 24 months on average, whereas gel nail polish lasts for around 24 to 36 months, with unopened bottles lasting the longest.

How long does it take to cure a gel bottle? ›

Curing times: 60 seconds for 2in1 base, colours and extreme shine top coat. Cure Rubber Base, Builder in a Bottle and Rubber top on low heat mode - press the low heat button for 0.5secs (curing power starts at 36w then increases to 48w, lasts 99 seconds). Low heat mode will minimise occurrence of heat spikes.

Can you buy The Gel Bottle without certificate? ›

All TGB products are professional use only. An accredited nail course certificate is required in order to purchase.

Does The Gel Bottle damage nails? ›

Correct application of a suitable gel by an experienced gel nail technician, will never leave your natural nails damaged. The damage is usually caused by the person wearing them by peeling them off or breaking them!

Do you need a base coat for builder gel The gel bottle? ›

Requires BASE COAT - we recommend to use Rubber Base; No chipping or lifting, which helps grow natural nails; Advised to be infilled, not soaked-off; Can be left nude or finished with gel colour.

How do I stop my BIAB from lifting? ›

If your BIAB nails keep lifting, there are a few things you can do to fix this. Remember to remove all the cuticles on the nail plate (sometimes it is not visible). Use a cuticle pusher, then buff away the rest with a nail file.

Do you use base coat with gel bottle BIAB? ›

BIAB™ does not require base as it includes Rubber Base within its formula - however if you purchase CLEAR or WHITE BIAB™ this requires Rubber Base underneath.

Can you do two coats of gel base coat? ›

Tip 1- Apply 2 Thin Coats

There are multiple reasons to add aa second coat of base. The main reason is that it adds flexibility to the nail. It also helps for the color gel to adhere to the nail, creating a perfect finish overall.

Why does my gel base coat peel off? ›

#1 The gel polish is coming off because it has been cured too short (or too long) Before starting your manicure, read the instructions carefully. Make sure you know how long the gel polish should be cured under the LED lamp. If the gel polish cures too short or too long, the layer on top of it will not adhere properly.

Do you wipe after gel base coat? ›

see more. Please be kindly aware that it's normal for each layer of gel nail polish ( especially base coat) to remain sticky which would give the next coat of polish something to hold onto. In the end, the top coat will seal it all in. Hence, you don't need to wipe off the stickness from base coat.

What happens if you over cure gel nails? ›

Over-curing a gel is possible. Some gels will discolor when over-cured and some will lose the gloss, while others will do both or neither. So much of this depends on the gel and the curing light. Each manufacturer should be able to assist the nail technician in what issues they may see with over-curing the product.

How many coats of gel can you do? ›

Nail technicians recommend at least two coats of color, but the more you do, the more opaque your application. Don't worry if the first one looks streaky -- thin layers will do the job better than thick uneven ones. Cure your polish in between each coat, placing your nails under the lamp for at least 30 seconds each.

How many times can you do a gel fill? ›

Most gel clients can easily go 3-4 weeks between fills. However, it can be beneficial to start out with 2-week intervals until you see how she is adapting to her nails. As time progresses the intervals can be extended to 3 or 4 weeks.

Can anybody buy The Gel Bottle? ›

Do The GelBottle Inc sell to members of the public? Sorry, no. We only sell to qualified beauty professionals under all circumstances. This protects salon professionals as it ensures your treatments are exclusive and cannot be replicated by home users.

How long does The Gel Bottle take to deliver? ›

Our standard delivery times

Usual turnaround is 1-2 working days, please allow up to 10 working days during sale periods. Next Day & Express Delivery is currently unavailable.

Does The Gel Bottle contain formaldehyde? ›

ARE THE GELBOTTLE INC's PRODUCTS "5 FREE"? Yes they are, they do not contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or camphor.

Does gel weaken toenails? ›

Although gel manicures can be beautiful and long-lasting, they can be tough on nails. Gel manicures can cause nail brittleness, peeling and cracking, and repeated use can increase the risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging on the hands.

What ruins a gel manicure? ›

It's not just household soaps and cleansers that can destroy your manicure — in fact, plenty of your favorite beauty products can do some damage, too. Alcohol-based products, including hairsprays, perfumes, and even hand sanitizer, can dry out nails and lead to premature chipping, according to Bustle.

Can you paint straight over builder gel? ›

Yes. Fortunately, there is no real downside to painting on top. The only thing to consider is how it may affect the aesthetics of your nails. With the gel manicure already on the nails, you must be careful not to layer up on polish so much that you end up with really thick nails.

How many coats of builder gel should I use? ›

Apply a second coat – if needed, apply your second coat and cure again. Clean the nail – use a lint-free wipe and isopropyl alcohol to remove any tackiness.

Can you use any lamp with the gel bottle? ›

What lamp do I need? The TGB lamp has been optimised for use with TGB products ensuring 100% guaranteed curing. Using another manufacturers lamp can risk under curing, leading to possible allergy and may invalidate your insurance, please check with your insurer.

How do you become a gel bottle educator? ›

Want to train with us? Head to thegelbottle-academy.com to book your Guild accredited course. Alternatively, head to our sister brand peacci.com to shop over 150 highly pigmented, vegan & cruelty nail polishes.

Do you have to be qualified to do builder gel? ›

Pre-Requisites: There are no formal pre-requirements for this course, although we highly recommend our Online Manicure & Pedicure Course be completed prior to or alongside this course to provide detailed knowledge of working with natural nails and as some insurers may require this to cover you to use gel.

How long does it take to get gel tips? ›

Overall, expect the process to take one to two hours, depending on whether you choose nail art or not.

Can you use The Gel Bottle with any lamp? ›

What lamp do I need? The TGB lamp has been optimised for use with TGB products ensuring 100% guaranteed curing. Using another manufacturers lamp can risk under curing, leading to possible allergy and may invalidate your insurance, please check with your insurer.

Can you use The Gel Bottle at home? ›

The GelBottle products are designed for professional use only.

Do you have to be qualified to use BIAB? ›

Entry Requirements

To do this course you will need to be already qualified in gel polish and wanting to learn and qualify in BIAB (builder in a bottle). It will provide you with all the necessary skills needed and an industry recognised qualification. Gel polish qualification required.

How many coats of builder gel do you apply? ›

Apply the second layer of Builder Gel and cure for 60 seconds. Repeat this up to 4 times to achieve desired length and thickness.

Can I put builder gel on weak nails? ›

You can apply builder gel to either natural nails for a non-chip overlay, or use it with nail tips to create extensions or enhancements. It's much stronger than regular gel polish base coats, and the formula is a much thicker consistency to a normal base coat.

How many layers of builder gel can you use? ›

Ensure you are not applying the Builder Base too thick. 2-3 layers is best over 1 thick layer. 3. Ensure the clients nails are healthy and not damaged or too thin.

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