Nail School

Nail Kandy

What are Polish Strips? 

Polish strips are revolutionary products that are designed to make DIY manicures fast and easy. These products boast that they offer a base coat, a color coat and a top coat in one fell swoop.


What Is Gel Polish? 

 Gel Polish uses a gel-based polish and requires a UV or LED light to cure the polish and lock it onto your nails. Gel polish is more durable than regular polish and can last up to 3 weeks!


What are Dip Nails? 

Dip Powder is a combination of a glue-type liquid and powder that harden when it hits the air, and leaves long-lasting color on your nails. Strong and durable yet little damage to your natural nail when applied correctly.

Nail School

At Head Kandy we want you to feel successful in our nail systems we have created. Here are Step By Step instructions including videos of how to use our Polish Strip, Gel Polish and Dip systems.

If you ever need more help than we have here, please reach out to us. We are always there to help.

Polish Strips

Step One: Wash hands. Push back cuticles and remove all shine from nails. Then clean fingernails with alcohol swipes to remove oils or lotions.

Step Two: Carefully remove clear cover from Polish Strip

Step Three: Gently peel away polish strip from white from back of strip

Step Four: Tear Off the silver tab and align with cuticle

Step Five: Apply Polish Strip to nail. Smooth and stretch to fit to your nail bed

Step Six: Use nail scissors to trim away excess and file down

Gel Polish

Step One: Wash Hands. Push back cuticles, and remove all shine from nail bed

Step Two: Apply Base coat to nails

Step Three: Cure under UV light for 60 seconds

Step Four: Apply a thin layer Gel Polish Color to nails. Making sure to avoid applying gel to edges of skin and cuticle. This will cause peeling

Step Five: Cure under UV light for 60 seconds

Step Six: Apply second coat of color gel polish

Step Seven: Cure under UV light for 60 seconds

Step Eight: Apply thin coat of Top Coat to nails

Step Nine: Cure Under UV light for 60 seconds

Dip Nails

Step One: Push cuticles back and remove all shine from nail bed

Step Two: Apply Bottle 1 Prep and Bond to all nails. This will temporarily dehydrate the nail for a better bond

Step Three: Apply a thin layer of Bottle 2 Base to ONE nail at a time. Apply to nail bed avoiding the edges and cuticle.

Step Four: Dip nail into loose powder

Step Five: Repeat for all other nails

Step Six: Use a brush to swipe off excess product from nails

Step Seven: Repeat sets three through six twice. You will dip your nails a total of 3 times

Step Eight: File, buff, shape nails as desired

Step Nine: Apply Bottle 3 Activator to all nails

Step Ten: Apply Bottle 4 Top Coat twice for perfect shiny nails that last for weeks