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CND P.E.P. Technique

CND P.E.P. Technique

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P.E.P. is a systematic method of ensuring SHELLAC Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, Vinylux Weekly Polish and Creative Play Nail Lacquer adhere to the natural nail plate. 

Step 1: Perform a Manicure

1. P - Perform a manicure

Have the client wash their hands with soap and water and towel dry.

Massage COOLBLUE Hand Cleanser into the client's hands to cleanse skin.

Remove any existing nail color from the natural nail using an acetone-based polish remover (OFFLY FAST Moisturizing Remover or SCRUBFRESH Nail Surface Cleanser) and a plastic-backed, lint-free pad.

If necessary, trim the length from each nail, using nail clippers.

Shape the extension edge (tip of the nail) of each nail with a soft grit like the 240-grit side of a Kanga File or Koala Buffer.

Apply a small amount of CuticleAway Professional Cuticle Remover evenly around the cuticle of each nail.

Gently slide a cuticle pusher along the nail plate toward the cuticle area and along the lateral fold (sides of nail) to lift and loosen any cuticle (non-living tissue) from the nail plate. Remove any excess CuticleAway from the nail and use a curette to remove cuticle up to the eponychium and lateral fold.

Scrub nails thoroughly with soap and a damp brush, then rinse with warm water to remove the cuticle remover and soap; towel dry.

Use a manicure nipper to carefully remove any loosened cuticle, as well as any loose pieces of skin or hangnails. Use a gentle touch during cuticle removal to protect the seals. Never cut living tissue as it can lead to infection.

Step 2: E - Eliminate Surface Contaminants & P - Purify Nail Plate Layers

1. E - Eliminate surface contaminants, dust, lint or skin

2. P - Purify nail plate layers.

Thoroughly cleanse and temporarily dehydrate the nail plate layers with SCRUBFRESH using a lint-free, plastic-backed pad. Pull back the skin and scrub the nail as if removing red nail polish.


Products Required:

Accessories/Equipment Required:

  • Hand Towels
  • Hand Soap
  • Plastic-Backed, Lint-Free Pads
  • Disinfectable Brush
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • Manicure Nippers
  • Nail Clippers
  • Curette

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