Gel Sculpting at Shadonai Beauty School

Gel Sculpting at Shadonai Beauty School

What is Gel Sculpting?

Sculpt Gel is a silicone paste which is mixed together to create a spreadable mixture which can be applied directly onto skin, to create skin-like effects. It can be modelled to the desired shape and texture, setting whilst remaining flexible so it can move with the skin.


It can also be used to extend the length of your nails (nail extensions). Other terms people use to describe hard gel include: builder gel, structure gel, sculpting gel and resin. These are all hard gel, just by different names.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is acrylic or sculpting gel better?

Acrylic and gel nails are artificial nail enhancements done in place of natural nails. Gel nails tend to provide a more glossy and natural look whereas acrylic are more sturdy and durable as compared to gel.

What is UV gel sculpting?

Sculpting Gel is a versatile gel and is mainly used as a base layer on a prepared damaged nail or a corrugated natural nail. It is also used to create flexible sculpted extensions. Sculpting Gel is 3x stronger than Base or Colour gel and adds extra strength to weak, thin or brittle nails.

Does acetone remove builder gel?

The great news is that builder gel is 100% soak off in pure acetone. And if removed correctly, it will not damaged your nails no matter how long you have been doing your nails. It is important to remember that there are a few steps to do so that you can easily remove them.

What is the difference between Polygel and builder gel?

Polygel is stickier and thicker than builder gel, which means builder gel is more flexible than polygel. Although different brands and proper prep and application are the factors that decide the durability of the manicure, polygel is usually stronger and more durable than builder gel.

What is the difference between IBD hard gel and builder gel?

Hard gels are different from your typical Gelish bottled gel polishes. These hard gels are more similar to acrylics and often require more time to soak off once you’ve filed as close to the natural nail as possible. Builder gel is also used for adhering tips if you don’t want to use forms to build the nail out.

What is the difference between acrylic and sculptured nails?

The acrylic makes your nails stronger and firmer. Sculptured nails are applied similarly. However, sculptured nails have more of an eye-catching shape to them. You can also ask your nail tech for customized shapes based on your style.

How long do Sculptured gel nails last?

Bio Sculpture Gel lasts for weeks and allows clients to often go longer than two weeks without a fill depending on the condition of their natural nails.

How do you apply UV gel?

Apply a very thin coat of the base gel to the nails, avoid applying the base gel polish close to your cuticle. Place your nails under a UV or LED lamp. LED lamp will cure the gel polish in just 30 seconds, or 2 minutes with a UV lamp.

Does gel ruin your nails?

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.

Should you have a break from gel nails?

For gel nails, take a break for a week at least once every eight weeks to allow the nails to rehydrate and to allow repair of the underlying structures. “An emollient applied directly to the nail and cuticle oil will also aid recovery,” said Batra.

What type of nails are least damaging?

While gel nails can cause nail brittleness, peeling, and cracking, they’re more flexible than acrylic nails. This means your own nails are less likely to crack. You’ll want to ask for gel nails that soak off rather than ones that must be filed off.

Does PolyGel break easily?

“It has the strength of acrylic, but is lighter, stronger, and [more] flexible,” says Lim. Because of this, Polygel nails are less likely to break off.

Can you use hydrogen peroxide as slip solution for Polygel?

The use of hydrogen peroxide as a slide solution is not possible. If you want something which dries faster and makes your nails more stain-resistant, consider alcohol or ordinary nail paint remover.

Can you use hand sanitizer as slip solution for Polygel?

Hand Sanitizers shouldn’t be used as a slip solution. This is because most brands of hand sanitizers usually contain a wide array of additives. And these additives such as oils and gel can drastically change the chemical composition of your Polygel which might interfere with the curing process.

How do you remove builder gel without a drill?

Soak a cotton ball with Acetone & place onto your nail.3.Secure a piece of Foil around your finger.Repeat steps 1 & 2 on each finger.