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How to choose the right Halo nail system for your client

By Guest Writer | 05 February 2021 | Business, Feature, Tech Talk

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Tina Bell, head of education for Pure Nails & owner of Totally Polished Academy, shares advice on finding the right Halo nail system to suit your client’s needs…

The pandemic has given us time to perfect what we already knew and learn new skills, but it’s time to refocus on the nail systems available and suitability for your clients.

The in-depth consultation with your client will enable you to advise them on which systems will benefit/suit them the most. Clients will always take your advice – after all, you are the professional! So choose wisely, explain and advise. I now have a good mix of gel, Easibuild, Polibuild and L&P acrylic clients.

Choosing a system for your client generally comes down to three things:

  1. Their lifestyle; what job do they have and what hobbies do they enjoy?
  2. Their nails; are they weak, strong nails, long or short?
  3. Their expectations; what do they want to achieve?

Consultations are vital. Before you establish what system you recommend and what your professional advice would be: you need of any medication your client is taking and if they have any allergies. Not doing a consultation can lead to many different problems; your insurance company will ask for the client’s consultation card should there ever be an issue and, by law, each client should have a consultation slip in-salon, kept in a locked fireproof cabinet.

When completing a consultation with a new client, your knowledge of all the different systems you offer will become useful. You should be asking them a range of questions to find out what will work best for them. But how do you work out which product to use for a particular client?

Gel Polish

This system is perfect for a client that has naturally healthy nails. However, for a client with weak and bendy nails, they will need some extra help. This is where I recommend the Halo Rubber Base Coat.

This product will flex/bend with your natural nail, preventing chipping and fractures in the nail and product. Halo Thick Top Coat is also another product that helps prevent chipping. It is thicker than Halo’s Non-Wipe Top Coat and helps the weaker nail by adding a little more support through its thicker formula. Gel polish is the perfect system for those clients that want a change of colour every two weeks.

Halo Easibuild 

For clients that need more help to grow their nails – Easibuild is a great system. It is hard gel in a bottle which makes application easy. It can also be used to extend the nail and even though it is hard gel, it is flexible, so works as a natural nail overlay.

It is suitable for all clients with strong nails, and also those clients who have weak, bendy nails – helping them achieve extra length. Easibuild needs to have a little thickness to serve its purpose as an overlay – the thinner the product, the more it will bend. Adding a little more thickness to the overlay will help keep the product firm.

Halo Acrylic

Halo Acrylic Liquid & Powder has great longevity and durability. L&P acrylic nails are just as popular now as when the system first came to market. With the right prep, maintenance and structure, a client will very rarely snap or break an L&P acrylic nail. This system is perfect for all your clients that want to achieve long nails with the help of forms or tips.

L&P acrylic also works as an overlay system for the client who has a healthy nail bed. For your clients who have weak, bendy nails – you may find that the nail will start to lift or peel from the free edge. This may occur due to the product being so solid therefore, it won’t bend with the natural nail – so if your client doesn’t use cuticle oil, the natural nail can potentially pull away from the acrylic overlay, meaning regular removal and fresh application is required.


Halo Polibuild is the newest system from Pure Nails and is personally one of my all-time favourites. It has the durability and strength of the Halo Acrylic system, along with the flexibility and lightness of Easibuild.

Polibuild needs a lamp to set the product and because of this, it is ideal for beginners. This allows you to take your time pushing and placing the product until it’s perfect. You can create the same style enhancement as you can with every other system; overlays, tips, forms, French style and ombré.

Picking the perfect system for your clients is down to product knowledge. You will look and sound more professional when you have a deeper knowledge and a better understanding of all your products.

At Pure Nails, we always recommend that nail techs take our conversion courses – even if you are already using the product. Is it always best to understand our products in-depth, so you can give your clients the very best to suit their lifestyle.

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