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TEN gel versus Light Elegance
#1
I have been using Light Elegance for almost a year now. I like it but I feel like I have to put it on pretty thick for it to be strong and I have been noticing a lot of product break down lately. Clients come in for a two week rebase and there is some air pockets or separating from the free edge. I do like it better than most gels I have tried but was wondering about trying TEN. I am a little nervous about the heat spike I hear TEN has and not sure about how well my clients will handle having to do the flash curing that is required with TEN. Any opinions or advice?
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#2
I switched from LE to TEN a couple of years ago and I love it. My clients didn't have a problem with flashcuring at all. I use a single bulb 9wt lamp for flashcuring and I alternate fingers. In other words, I start with the right pinkie. Thin coat - flash. Left pinkie, thin coat, flash. Right ringfinger, thin coat, flash, left ringfinger, thin coat, flash, and so on. Keep going, adding more coats as needed. It goes super fast because you never have to stop for a full 2 minute cure until you're done adding layers.
TEN is the only gel I know of that you don't have to do a full 2 minute cure in between layers. One advantage of doing it this way is your client never gets a chance to screw up since both hands are either in the lamp or having a layer of gel applied. For the full cure at the end, I use 2 36wt lamps. Again, both hands are busy, avoiding fuzzies, etc.
Some of my clients are super sensitive to the heat spikes, but I just have them hold their nails just outside the light for the first layer. Problem solved.
HTH!
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#3
If you're having those kind of problems with LCN, I'm thinking there's an issue with the prep or the application. That co. has been providing quality products for a while now, and I'm sure someone there would be willing to help you with the issues.

TEN has a high level of photo iniators and that's what causes the heat spikes. As you'vegotnail says, you can work around the heat spike problem but you must be diligent about it. Your clients are used to LCN and the lack of heat. You'll have to be very careful to make sure the client doesn't forget to pre light before placing their hand in the lamp. It's a great, strong gel and easy to work with, once you've learned how to handle it.
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#4
(01-22-2012, 05:44 PM)youvegotnail! Wrote: I switched from LE to TEN a couple of years ago and I love it. My clients didn't have a problem with flashcuring at all. I use a single bulb 9wt lamp for flashcuring and I alternate fingers. In other words, I start with the right pinkie. Thin coat - flash. Left pinkie, thin coat, flash. Right ringfinger, thin coat, flash, left ringfinger, thin coat, flash, and so on. Keep going, adding more coats as needed. It goes super fast because you never have to stop for a full 2 minute cure until you're done adding layers.
TEN is the only gel I know of that you don't have to do a full 2 minute cure in between layers. One advantage of doing it this way is your client never gets a chance to screw up since both hands are either in the lamp or having a layer of gel applied. For the full cure at the end, I use 2 36wt lamps. Again, both hands are busy, avoiding fuzzies, etc.
Some of my clients are super sensitive to the heat spikes, but I just have them hold their nails just outside the light for the first layer. Problem solved.
HTH!



Young Nails doesnt have to be cured for a full 2 minutes between layers. It can be done exactly as you describe, And that is how I do it. except depending on the gel consistecy Im using, i do all four and flash cure etc then the thumbs, with base i do all five and cure for 30 secs. no need to flash cure base. it doesnt get hot of couse most of my clients don't flash cause they say its not hot. Yn Synergy is a low heat transfer gel.
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#5
I also use Young Nails and as Cindy said, it doesn't have to be fully cured between layers. When using Build, I cure for about 20 - 30 seconds and then give it a final cure for 2 full minutes at the end.

Have you contacted Jim at LE for help with troubleshooting before you switch lines? Just a thought.
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#6
First question is when was the last time you changed your bulbs in your lamp? If they are old or a lesser quality brand they may not be curing properly. Pocket lifting is a big indicator of this.
Liz

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