Ugly Duckling self-leveling hard gels are designed for effortless sculpting. Extra strong adhesion, and superior durability. What more could you ask for?
- 60 second cure time : Clear*
- 90 second cure time: Fufu, Pink, White, Fair-y Fufu, Natural Milky White and Extreme White*
CLEAR Gel is crystal clear no bubbles. Use to lay down before your colors to avoid staining the natural nail, cap your art, or create a full sculpt (not recommended as a top coat). Tough high shine finish
FAIR-Y FUFU Gel is a thicker viscosity gel with a full coverage shade that is slightly softer than our traditional Fufu gel. Designed for extreme shapes and competition nails. This gel will hold it's shape without self-levelling, but is easy enough to manipulate and create beautiful salon style nails too!
FUFU Gel is a camouflage gel. Create beautifully enhanced free-edge, hide any blemishes, or simply enjoy the color for French, fade or full sculpt. We recommend encapsulating between clear gel.
PINK Gel is a soft semi-transparent gel. Beautiful for French, fades, or full sculpts.
NATURAL MILKY WHITE Gel is perfect for Baby Boomer and natural looking French.
WHITE Gel will make a bold statement for a crisp clean French or dramatic Baby Boomer.
EXTREME WHITE Gel is a thicker viscosity gel, rich in crisp white pigment, and designed for extreme shapes or competition nails. This gel will hold it's shape without self-levelling, but is easy enough to manipulate and create beautiful salon style nails, too!
- Have your client thoroughly wash & dry their hands. This will help remove any oils, lotions, etc. Lightly push back the proximal fold with our Ugly Duckling Cuticle Tool or C-Curve Tool.
- Etch the nail plate with our Ugly Duckling Medium grit Zebra File. If you prefer using an e-file, our Medium grit Arbor Sanding Bands work great!
- Remove all dust. Do not use a cleanser.
- Apply Ugly Duckling Prep to all 10 nails.
- Apply Ugly Duckling Primer to all 10 nails.
- Apply Ugly Duckling Premium Fit Tips or use your choice of Ugly Duckling forms.
- Brush on a thin layer of Build-A-Base Clear, Natural Base or Clear Sculpting Gel and cure for 60 seconds in your Ugly Duckling LED Gel Lamp. This will act as an additional bonding layer for your gel enhancements.
- Sculpt your nail(s). You may choose to do all 4 nails and cure, or you may apply 1 nail at a time and alternate hands, flash-curing (5-10 second cure) in between. If you are flash-curing, you will need to do a final cure after each layer is applied. Your final cure is 60-90 seconds in the Ugly Duckling LED Gel Lamp depending on the gel color and thickness. If the gel is undercured, you may experience lifting or breakage and you may also run the risk of exposure to uncured product which can eventually lead to contact dermatitis.
- Remove the inhibition layer with Gel Cleanse. File and finish with your choice of Ugly Duckling Tacky Top, Matte or No Wipe Top Coat. Top Coat can be apploed right over the finish filed, dust-free enhancement. If you choose to finish with our Ugly Duckling Gel Polish or Color Gel, you will need to finish file with our Ugly Duckling Medium grit Zebra file or a Medium grit Arbor Sanding Band if you use an e-file.
Amazing hard gel
IM IN LOVE. This forumla is so nice and the colour is beautiful. I'm waiting for this next sale and then buying as much gel as I can! It's wonderful. It also files suuuuper nice and doesn't have a strong heat spike. I love this stuff and it will be my go-to gel from now on.
Love this gel
This get is easy to work with an gives you a beautiful nail. It’s my all time fav. I would for sure recommend this product to any mail tech.
I absolutely love this product and the way it finish files!
Perfect bubble bath pink
It's the best builder gel that i have ever used in 10 years doing nails! Highly recommended!