Saturday, April 28, 2012

Our Nail Work in Yan Magazine

We are honored to be published in Yan magazine, in it we demonstrated a step by step tutorial on how to apply gel polish and also its application on gel art.

Even with NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE in doing nails or decoration at all, everyone is able to complete our IGEL gel polish class with beautiful results!

Friday, April 27, 2012

I-Gel by ONS workshop is coming back

Jnail is proud to offer a 1 day workshop on ONS i-GEL Training to all beginners as well as technicians. You will get to learn how to apply soft gel on your real nails and also teach you paint more then 10 gel art designs.

Did you know that you can draw with all the colors of i-GEL ?
Even the finest details, lines and strokes of flowers, no bleed, no spreading, no need to flash cure in between drawing.

Top2Bottom is the most forward technology and quality in a soak off system that is undisputable in delivering the BEST shine and Mirror finish. We are Proud that this product has been used and trusted by all our top competitors in the Nailpro Cup in USA in perfecting the finishing touches of their competition nails !

Hey,...if it's good enough for winning competitions....needless to say more for yourself, your salon work & clients! 

It cures in LED lamp in seconds and UV Lamp in minutes.
What's so special about Top2Bottom is that it is a soak off system, super easy application and guaranteed to deliver crystal clear High Shine
You can use it 2 layers as a nail strengthener alternative, or use it as a base and a top coat for gel polish over natural nails, traditional gel nails(both hard/soft) or acrylic nails.
(Do not apply over regular nail polish as a topcoat, however you can use this as a basecoat prior to nail polish application to protect your nails from yellowing and to give it that nice smooth surface to polish)

Because it is pure soakable gel, you need to wipe off the final dispersion layer with a cleanser but I promise you, it will not dull like the generic ones, You will be pleased....Very pleased at the finish :)

I'm loving it because I've used this for all my recent competition work to deliver such gorgeous finish and I just have to share this info with all the nailtechs out there because I have tried so many soak-off gel topcoat and this one just blew me away !

 Fee is SGD $500 nett for each individual consisting of class kit and an international ONS Training Certificate will be issued at the end of the workshop.

(Not included Gel UV Lamp and Gel art brush)

Training date will be decided once the enrolment quota is reached. Interested individuals kindly contact me at 96908083 for further details.

6 Students to start the class, so ask you friends to join you! You girls will enjoy it so much!
Class start at 11am to 6pm

Some knowledge to share

As a professional nail educator and enthusiast, I can say that I've worked with almost every type of gel there are in the nail industry. People have often asked me what are the difference and they just can't figure out all the craze about gel, soak off gels, hard gels, gel polishes etc's all getting a little confusing and finally, they figured out that as long as you stick their nails under the UV lamp, it's gel....(even some people get away with acrylic or polish and a gel top coat!) well, that's not "entirely" wrong either!

Traditional Gel
Also known as hard gel was introduced as the earliest form of light cured nail enhancement (artificial nail extensions) commonly available in clear, pink and white. It's UV-light cured and it is non-porous. The only way to remove is by filing off by a trained professional.
Traditional gel is still very important and useful if you want to wear nails long term as it is very strong, durable and doesn't yellow. You can wear the nails really long or short as this gel has a lot of strength. Infill is highly recommended. Traditional gel is still the way to go for designer nails, competition nails and it works wonders in the hand of a trained technician. Today it cures in both UV and LED lamps depending on brand.

Soak Off Gel
Also known as soft gel is more flexible and as it is porous, it can be broken down and removed by soaking off with acetone. Soaking off can take between 15-20 minutes depending on thickness and it is recommended for people who like to remove or change their nail enhancement often. Available in clear, pink, white and also assortment of colors in a pot that is applied with a brush, curing layer by layer. Colors can be custom mixed and they tend to be a tad thicker than regular polish and yet still look natural and shiny and stays on for 4-6 weeks. Soak off gels can be used for short extensions and not recommended for long extensions as they can be too flexible (again depending on the brand). Some brands recommend inserting silkwrap for strength. Infills are not highly recommended as soak off gels do tend to yellow over time because of its porous nature. Soak Off Gel or Soft Gels still requires the skill of the nail technician for a perfect and durable application, and they can give your nails a complete makeover, even for nail biters as it offers bonding, strength and shine. Cures in both UV and LED lamps depending on the brand(s).

New Generation Gel Polish
Also known as a hybrid brush on gel polish that applies like polish and wears like gel for up to 3 weeks and it comes in a polish bottle and can be cured in both UV and LED lamps. The 2 most important feature in this hybrid gel polish is that it incorporate different volatile solvents that allow them to soak off faster (up to 75% faster) than the current soak-off gels in potted jars, and the hybrids have other ingredients to lower the viscosity so that application is more similar to that of a polish that requires little to no prep. In other words, you can almost DIY at home. I don't know if this is good news for us nail professionals but it's definitely the biggest breakthrough since the advent of gel nails and it's taking the industry by storm. Every nail manufacturer in the nail industry is launching their own line of brush on gel polish and it will certainly be exciting to see how each formula stands out.
I found out from a reliable chemist that amongst 2 things that distinguishes the high quality gel polish from others is that :
1) The color stays true and does not separate or settle in the bottle and does not require shaking
2) It is Odour Free
I guess it would be accurate to say that when comparing prices between these hybrid polishes, these 2 features would be of key consideration with regard to quality.

New Generation Gel Paint
THIS is something really new and I'm loving it. It is the highest quality paint in the form of gel and can be cured both in UV or LED lamp. Think "The ONE" :)
I don't need to elaborate more, if you look at my earlier posts, you can see that a picture paints a thousand words !The ONE

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lesson with a partner

Students bringing their own partner as model. The more the merrier!

Want to be a Professional Nail Technician? To provide good skill to your clients! You can be a Free Lance even you had a full time job.We tought you 100%, we share the skill to everyone out there! If you like NAILS you should join us today.

Contact info: Jess 96908083

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Newcomer Dephanie!

My new student Dephanie

Student busy checking the stock list. Going through the checklist is a must and Everytime it promises a big SMILE on the students' faces when they received their kit,

Want to be a Professional Nail Technician? To provide good skill to your clients! You can be a Free Lance even you had a full time job.We tought you 100%, we share the skill to everyone out there! If you like NAILS you should join us today.

Contact info: Jess 96908083

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ONS Professional Conversion

New student Fang Kai Shien

Become certified as an ONS Ambassador in 6 Days
Entry Requirement
• Graduated in a proffesional nail course from a recognized nail academy or any recognized international nail accreditation
• Minimum 1 year experience working as a nail technician
• Professionals who wishes to upgrade to a teaching career with ONS for a course conversion

For more information about course please email
96908083 Jess Puan

Monday, April 9, 2012

ONS Full Course 8 April (Sunday)

An eventful 2nd lesson for my trainees! I always try to create good rapport among the students and instructors, which enchances teaching as well as learning. I'm glad everyone enjoys the class. I wish there were more time on that day.

For more info on ONS full course please contact me (Jess) @ 96908083

Monday, April 2, 2012

1st day of training!

We had a great day on ONS Ambassador program for novice
(ONS professional Nail technician/full course).

We are so lucky to have one of the student Seow Pheng to celebate her birthday with us on her first day of class! Its was a birthday surprise for her!

They love the products so much and of course the training that we gave as well!
Can't wait to see you girls next week!
Don't over stress on the practice!


ONS Professional Full Course

Course Contents
• Natural Nail Care (Manicure/Pedicure)
• Gel Polish Application & Designs• Nail Technology – Theory & Practice
• Nail Enhancement – Acrylic System• Nail Enhancement – UV Gel System
• Tipping & Sculpting• Maintenance, Repair & Fills
• Salon Technology – Electric Filing
• Nail Art – Handpainting, 3D, Embedded & Gel Art

• Written Test
• Practical Test

Accreditation• Five (5) ONS International Certificates
International Examination
• Held twice (2) yearly in May and November
• Examination Fee for International Exam applies

Course Duration 28 Lessons * Terms & Conditions Apply
About 3-6 months

We have:
Full time: Two times a week class
Part time: Once a week class
11am to 6pm


Course Kit ONS Novice Training ‐ Professional Full Kit (NTPK‐04) *Products that are given are all ONS products and made in USA

Contact info: 96908083

Sunday, April 1, 2012

1 Day i-GEL Workshop

Due to many requests, J&Y Nail Studio is proud to offer a 1 day workshop on ONS i-GEL Training to all beginners as well as technicians. Fee is SGD $500 nett for each individual consisting of class kit and international ONS Training Certificate.

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