Not a bird, not a plane, not an acrylic, not a hard-gel! So, what exactly is PolyGel®? An amazing hybrid! This innovative product by Gelish® is an absolute game-changer: no monomer, no mixing and no ratios! There's no shortage of reasons to fall for PolyGel®. Loved throughout the professional beauty industry, it's lighter, stronger and easier than any other nail enhancement!  The odorless formula allows you to work as fast or as long as you want. The unique putty-like viscosity ensures smooth, flawless nails and even colour.

To help you lock down perfect PolyGel® applications, we've created a complete video guide to help you master this must-have skill! Watch and follow along as our Education Manager Anh Hoang walks you through application tips, techniques and troubleshooting! 


Gelish® PolyGel® - Prepare Your Brush for First Use



Ready to rock your first PolyGel® application? Make sure you prepare your brush for its first go! All new PolyGel® brushes come with starch to keep the bristles together. Break apart and remove the starch before dipping the bristles into a mixture of PolyGel® Nail Liquid Slip Solution and Gelish Synthetic Brush Restorer. Use a 1:1 ratio and combine in PolyGel® Glass Dappen Dish


Gelish® PolyGel® - Natural Overlay Application 



For clients satisfied with their nail length, PolyGel® can be used directly on the natural nail for a lovely lightweight enhancement! Prepare natural nails for perfect product adhesion by following the correct prep! Begin by lightly buffing the surface of the nail and cleansing the nail bed with a Professional Anti-Bacterial Spray and lint-free wipe. Remove any dust and oil from the surface of the nail using Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse. Next, apply Harmony Gelish pH Bond Nail Prep Liquid followed by Harmony Gelish Foundation Base Coat and cure for 5 seconds. With a dry gel brush, wipe and remove the tacky layer from nails. Dispense a small amount of PolyGel® Nail Liquid Slip Solution into PolyGel® Glass Dappen Dish. Using the PolyGel® Slice & Shape Tool, apply a pea-sized amount of Gelish PolyGel® Light Pink. Use your brush along with the slip solution to smooth and shape over the nail surface. Remove excess product from the free edge and cure for 60 seconds. 


Gelish® PolyGel® - Application With Tip



Does your client prefer to wear nail tips? PolyGel® can be applied over clear tips! Select the size of nail tip suitable for your client's nails. Pre-blend the tip, glue on, trim, blend & buff. Next, clean the nail surface with Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse and apply Harmony Gelish pH Bond Nail Prep Liquid followed by Harmony Gelish Foundation Base Coat and cure for 5 seconds. Use a dry brush to remove the tacky layer from the nail surface. Using the PolyGel® Slice & Shape Tool, apply a pea-sized amount of Gelish PolyGel® Cover Pink. Use your brush along with the slip solution to smooth and shape over the nail surface. Remove excess product from the free edge and cure for 60 seconds.


Gelish® PolyGel® - Form Application 



Need to create a little extra length on your client's free edge? PolyGel® can be used with nail forms! Begin by cleansing with Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse. After the natural nail is prepped, apply the form and follow with Harmony Gelish pH Bond Nail Prep LiquidThen apply a thin coat of Harmony Gelish Foundation Base Coat and cure for 5 seconds. Next, using the PolyGel® Slice & Shape Tool, slice off and apply a pea-sized amount of Gelish PolyGel® Natural Clear and cure for 60 seconds. Apply a second layer of PolyGel® Natural Clear, focusing on building the apex of the nail. Cure for 60 seconds then remove the form. Apply a final layer of Natural Clear and cure for 60 seconds. Finish by cleaning and shaping the nail.


We hope this helps you get going with PolyGel®! Watch the full tutorial on our Youtube channel. Don't forget to subscribe to be the first to see our videos!