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All About JimmyGel Soak-Off Builder Gel in a Bottle | Soak-Off Gel Nails | Tutorials, FAQ and More!
With JimmyGel, you can add structure, build and extend for beautiful nails that last well over 4 weeks and can be filled or soak-off to suit every client's needs. Simply put, JimmyGel is designed to suit every service to perfection.
✨Holds its shape on a form beautifully
✨Ideal balance of strength and flexibility
✨Brush-bottle design saves time on extension services
✨Completely versatile from thin to thick, short to long
✨Files quickly with minimal effort for easy shaping
✨Formulated for use under any hard gel or soak-off gel
✨Brush-bottle design makes long-lasting gel services quick and easy
✨LE is 9-FREE, HEMA Monomer-FREE, Cruelty-Free, Vegan & Gluten-Free
All five shades have been hand selected by the LE color experts to complement a wide-range of manicure services and feature the same long-wear and easy application that has made JimmyGel a hit in salons worldwide.
Nail Influencer, LE Educator Celina Ryden, also shares some tips and tricks for creating a Soft French with JimmyGel in this tutorial video.
You can also learn how to do an easy fill for fast services using JimmyGel in this quick video tutorial!
Learn how to create stunning enhancements, natural overlays and utilize JimmyGel for various nail art techniques below!
Creating an extension with JimmyGel
3. Cure for 1-minute in the LEDdot or LED MiniDot
4. Apply a thin slip layer over the entire nail, then roll off a dollop of your JimmyGel to build structure and allow to self level into the slip layer. Be sure to consider the nail length and shape when building structure.
3. Cure for 1-minute in the LEDdot or LED MiniDot
FAQ About JimmyGel:
Is JimmyGel HEMA free?
Like all Light Elegance gels, JimmyGel is 100% HEMA free!
What is the soak off time?
20-25 minutes when soaking thin layer of JimmyGel after removing any hard gel(s) on top and extra thickness.
Can I use with non Light Elegance products?
JimmyGel is compatible with most gels on the the market, but performance can only be guaranteed when using Light Elegance gels.
What is the cure time for JimmyGel?
We recommend 1 minute LED or 2 minutes UV, but you may find that it cures faster with thin applications. When applying for fast one-step manicures, cure for 2 minutes using the “120s” hard gel button in the LEDdot for high shine!
I want to be able to offer all my hard gel colors to my soak off clients. What is the protocol of using JimmyGel with hard gel?
JimmyGel acts as a soak-off suspension system under any Light Elegance hard gel color or Lexy Line gel, which makes it perfect for soak-off clients that want to know the product can be completely removed using acetone. For removal, the hard gel must be filed completely off to allow the acetone to come in contact with the JimmyGel using a hand or eFile. We recommend also removing as much of the JimmyGel as possible with a file to reduce the soak-off time.
How many applications of JimmyGel per bottle?
17-51 depending on length of nail.
What is the Cost Per Service?
$0.39 - $1.17 USD depending on length.
Can JimmyGel be soaked off?
It can! If you apply hard gels over it, you must, of course, file through the hard gel to allow the acetone to come in contact with the JimmyGel. Like any soak-off gel, the thicker the application, the longer the soak time, so removing as much of the JimmyGel as possible before soaking will reduce the soak time for complete removal. You can also do fast fills with JimmyGel and don't need to soak off completely every time for repeat clients!
What is the best way to soak JimmyGel off?
For fastest removal, we recommend removing all products on top of the JimmyGel with a hand or eFile, filing the JimmyGel down to remove 90% of the JimmyGel, then soaking the JimmyGel in acetone for complete removal if desired by the client. We always recommend performing fills on top of the existing, reshaped JimmyGel and exposing the natural nail to acetone only if complete removal is desired by the client for prolonged nail health.
If you didn’t want to soak it off can you do an in-fill with this?
JimmyGel is formulated to be great for fast fills! While you can soak off completely, we recommend in-fills to save time and product!
Can JimmyGel be used just as a base coat? Or does it have to be slightly built up to last?
JimmyGel is flexible and lasts really well in just a thin coat over the natural nail. Adding structure is of course recommended for extensions.
Consider the thickness of your JimmyGel application because LE Color Gel and Glitter Gel can add thickness and additional strength to the nail. Color & Glitter Gels can also easily fill-in and camouflage small imperfections on the gel surface perfecting your finished nail!
Be sure your nail structure is complete as ButterCream color gels should be applied very thin and do not add strength to the nail. ButterCream should be applied over a completely smooth gel surface.
P+ Gel Polish should be applied very thin and do not add strength to the nail. P+ Gel Polish should be applied over a completely smooth gel surface.