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All About JimmyGel Soak-Off Builder Gel in a Bottle | Soak-Off Gel Nails | Tutorials, FAQ and More!

All About JimmyGel Soak-Off Builder Gel in a Bottle | Soak-Off Gel Nails | Tutorials, FAQ and More!

The award-winning JimmyGel is known for it's "game-changing" capabilities in the salon, world-wide! Save time and money on services with JimmyGel's brush-bottle design and simple soak-off or easy fills!

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.
JimmyGel Soak-off Builder Gel in a Bottle
 Why choose JimmyGel?
✨ 4+ week wear, plus simple soak-off 
✨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

JimmyGel Builder gel in a bottle

The JimmyGel family currently includes five shades:
Crystal Clearthe perfect glass-like, non-yellowing clear
Boomer White - a milky white perfect for baby boomer nails
Ideal Pink - a beautiful semi-transparent cover pink shade
Soft Pinka light, delicate semi-transparent pink
Naturala natural buff shade
JimmyGel Family | Soak-Off Builder Gel in a Bottle
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. 


JimmyGel can be used to create various looks including a classic Baby Boomer! Check out this video tutorial here to see how to create a perfect Baby Boomer Nail Design.

Nail Influencer, LE Educator Celina Ryden, also shares some tips and tricks for creating a Soft French with JimmyGel in this tutorial video.
Soft French Design using JimmyGel
You can also learn how to do an easy fill for fast services using JimmyGel in this quick video tutorial!

Not only does the JimmyGel create a beautifully structured nail, but you can also create stunning glitter encapsulations, negative space nail art, marble designs and many other unique effects with the versatile JimmyGel.
JimmyGel Light Elegance Builder Gel in a Bottle
Learn how to create stunning enhancements, natural overlays and utilize JimmyGel for various nail art techniques below!

Creating an extension with JimmyGel
1. Prep cuticle and nail plate using the Light Elegance nail prep method
2. Apply a thin layer of your JimmyGel gel over the natural nail and form or tip
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. 
5. Cure for 1-minute in the LEDdot or LED MiniDot
6. Cleanse the nail with LEpro Cleanser and perfect the nail shape with your finish file routine using a Perfect File or Lexy File
7. If adding color, apply desired color gel product (ButterCream, P+ Gel Polish, Color Gel or Glitter Gel) and cure as directed 
8. Finish with Super Shiny or Top Gloss for perfect shine, or Flat Matte for a fun matte look when using hard gel colors, or use P+ Top Coat over any P+ Gel Polish and cure as directed.

Check out this tutorial video of creating natural extensions with JimmyGel for more helpful tips!
JimmyGel Natural Nail Extensions

For natural nail overlays with JimmyGel
1. Prep cuticle and nail plate using the Light Elegance nail prep method
2. Apply a thin slip layer over the entire nail, capping the free edge. Then roll off a small 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
4. If adding color, apply desired color gel product (ButterCreamP+ Gel PolishColor Gel or Glitter Gel) and cure as directed 
5. Finish with Super Shiny or Top Gloss for perfect shine, or Flat Matte for a fun matte look when using hard gel colors, or use P+ Top Coat over any P+ Gel Polish and cure as directed.

Check out this tutorial video of a natural nail overlay with JimmyGel for more helpful tips!

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.


Tips for achieving the best results using each LE color line over JimmyGel!

LE Color Gel & Glitter Gel
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!
LE Color and Glitter Gels

LE ButterCream
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. 

Remember, ButterCream is highly pigmented, yet thin and will show any imperfections in the nail. A Foamie File works great for creating a perfectly buffed and smooth gel surface for flawless ButterCream application! 
*Extra tip: Because ButterCreams are so pigmented, apply each ButterCream coat as thinly as a sheet of paper to ensure a proper cure!

LE ButterCream color gels
P+ Gel Polish (soak-off)
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. 

A Foamie File works great for creating a perfectly buffed and smooth gel surface for flawless P+ Gel Polish application! 

P+ Gel Polish should always be finished with P+ Top Coat to ensure a long lasting beautiful shine. 

Pro Tip: For a matte finish, use the 280 side of the Foamie File, lightly buff the top coat and the viola, you have the perfect matte finish!

P+ Gel Polish
No matter how you're finishing your JimmyGel service, there's a color, glitter, and product that both you and your client are going to love!

The JimmyGel family offers a wide range of possibilities for any service and there is a product to suit the needs of every nail pro and any client. Try JimmyGel today and fall in love with this game-changing favorite that is loved by Nail Pros world-wide! 

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