Welcome to the 1Step FAQs page! Here, we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions about Chroma Gel 1STEP to provide you with all the information you need to know.
Q: Do I need a base coat?
A: No, Chroma Gel 1STEP already has a base coat built right into its formulation. This makes the application process quicker and more convenient for you.
Q: Do I need to prep the nail?
A: Yes, we highly recommend a good basic nail prep before applying Chroma Gel 1STEP. Proper nail preparation reduces the chance of chipping and peeling, ensuring a longer-lasting manicure.
Q: Why do you have a 1STEP "No Wipe Top Coat" if it's 1STEP?
A: We have created the 1STEP "No Wipe Top Coat" for technicians who require it for nail art or manicures that may need extra strength. It provides added durability and protection.
Q: Why has my gel chipped?
A: Ensure you shake the bottle before application to prevent separation of the formula. Apply thin coats and cure each layer for 30 seconds in an LED lamp. These steps will minimize the likelihood of chipping.
Q: Why is my gel peeling?
A: Similar to preventing chipping, shaking the bottle before application is crucial. Additionally, avoid picking at your nails, especially if they are thin or damaged. For added longevity, you may consider using Chroma Gel Bonder.
Aftercare is essential for maximizing the longevity of your manicure. Share these aftercare steps with your clients:
- Do not use your nails as tools.
- Wear gloves when cleaning or gardening.
- Apply Chroma Gel Oleum every other day.
- Avoid picking or biting your nails.
- If a nail breaks, the gel may chip as well, so be cautious.
- While Chroma Gel 1STEP provides protection, it cannot prevent all breaks.
Q: How long will a full set of Chroma Gel 1STEP last?
A: Typically, a set of Chroma Gel 1STEP can last up to 14 days or even longer, depending on how well they are cared for.
Q: How long does it take to apply a set of Chroma Gel 1STEP?
A: It usually takes around 15-20 minutes to apply a set of Chroma Gel 1STEP, depending on the amount of nail prep required. Some technicians have even completed the application in under 10 minutes!
Q: How long does it take to remove Chroma Gel 1STEP?
A: With the wrapping method using our soak-off remover, it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to remove Chroma Gel 1STEP. While filing is possible, we do not recommend it.
Q: Will Chroma Gel 1STEP stain my nails?
A: No, Chroma Gel 1STEP is specially formulated with a base coat that prevents staining. However, in extreme cases of damaged nails, it may take longer to soak off, but staining has not been observed.
That wraps up our 1Step FAQs! If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to help!