BIO SCULPTED NAILS
Sculpting an artificial nail is another method of extending the nail where you do not use a plastic tip to make the nail longer. It can be done with either Acrylic (liquid/powder) or Hard gel nails. The only real difference between sculpted nails and a tip and overlay is that no plastic tip is applied - instead a nail form is applied under the natural nail free edge and the product is “sculpted” onto the form to lengthen the nail. Once the product is hardened the form is removed.
We customize the artificial nail to the customer’s natural nail curvature instead of trying to fit a tip on the client. In addition, tips are weaker than sculpted nails because they use nail adhesive to adhere the nail tip and nail adhesive will eventually break down with exposure to moisture, causing the tip to de-adhere from the nail.
HARD GEL NAILS
Hard gel is a nail enhancement that cures in a UV light. It is NOT gel polish/shellac/soft gel/soak off gel. Hard gels have a tight molecular structure and low molecular weight, because of this tight structure, acetone cannot penetrate to break down the gel.
PolyGel is a breakthrough nail enhancement that can be applied as an overlay or used to sculpt a full set of nails. The enhancement formula delivers strong, flexible, feather light nails that nail technicians and clients can count on. Once applied, PolyGel is astonishingly light on clients and stronger than hard gels.
Acrylic nails are a combination of a liquid monomer and a powder polymer. The product hardens as it is exposed to the air. Our color acrylic powders can be used by themselves or blended together to create a wide variety of different nail looks.
IBX uses conditioning monomers (molecules that bond together) that are able to penetrate the nail plate under gentle heat, strengthening the natural nail by filling in gaps and ridges and providing a protective shield to prevent nails from breaking. It toughens the nail plate by fusing together the upper layers, providing strength and protection. A full coat is always applied, whether for Gel Polish protection or to grow natural nail.