Volcano Spa Nail Dip Tutorial

Always be sure that your clients have thoroughly washed their hands and use a nail brush to remove any dirt or debris under their nails.

We recommend using one of the following methods to prevent cross contamination of the nail dip powders.

  • Pour Over Method – explained at the bottom
  • Individual jar or bowl with a small amount of powder that is discarded and NOT used on another client.

We encourage you to check your local regulations and use Nail Dip Powder accordingly.

Cleanse the nails with Gel II Super Shine or Isopropyl Alcohol to remove any oil or moisture.

Inspect each nail and finger while you are cleansing the nail for any sores, cuts, or abrasions that could cross contaminate your nail powders.

It is especially important to use a separate jar or the pour over method if your client has any sore, cut or abrasion.

*Pour Over Method is described at the bottom of this page.

Gently buff and shape the nails.

Brush off any debris from the nails.

Cleanse each nail with Gel II Super Shine or Isopropyl Alcohol again to ensure proper adhesion of the Volcano Spa Nail Dip System.

Apply a thin even coat of Volcano Spa Step 1 Keratin Bond to each nail.

Apply a thin even coat of Volcano Spa Step 2 Base Coat.

Immediately dip the nail into Volcano Spa Clear Dip Powder.

It is best to do quick nail dips to ensure a thin even coating.

For some of our more dense powders such as Glow In The Dark or Reaction you will need to be careful not to dip the nail into the powder too hard.  This will cause the base coat to push back up the nail and leave a bump in the coat.

Lightly brush off any excess Volcano Spa Clear Dip Powder.

Apply a thin even coat of Volcano Spa Step 2 Base Coat.

Immediately dip the nail into Volcano Spa Nail color Powder.

Gently tap the finger to remove excess powder

Pro Tip: It is best to do quick nail dips to ensure a thin even coating.

Pro Tip: For some of our more dense powders such as Glow In The Dark or Reaction you will need to be careful not to dip the nail into the powder too hard.  This will cause the base coat to push back up the nail and leave a bump in the coat.

The Volcano Spa Nail Dip Powder is so color rich that you may not need to do a second dip of the color.  If your client likes the color at this point proceed to the next step.

Otherwise do the previous step again to apply a 2nd coat of nail dip powder.

Apply a thin even coat of Volcano Spa Step 3 Activator.

Allow to dry for 1-2 minutes

Pro Tip: It is best to apply a very thin even coat to prevent the coat from cracking.

Gently buff the Volcano Spa Step 3 Activator Coat to ensure a smooth surface.

Again

Apply a thin even coat of Volcano Spa Step 3 Activator.

Allow to dry for 1-2 minutes

Pro Tip: It is best to apply a very thin even coat to prevent the coat from cracking.

Wipe the nails with lint free wipes to remove any residue.

Apply a thin coat of Volcano Spa Step 4 Top Coat.

The first thin coat will look a little dull since it is being absorbed by the activator.

Pro Tip: Be sure wipe your brush on a lint free swab BEFORE returning it to the bottle.  This will help prevent your brush from dragging activator into your top coat and hardening your brush.

Apply a second thin coat of Volcano Spa Step 4 Top Coat.

Allow the nails to dry approximately 5-10 minutes.

Pro Tip: Be sure wipe your brush on a lint free swab BEFORE returning it to the bottle.  This will help prevent your brush from dragging activator into your top coat and hardening your brush.

The Pour Over Method

Use the pour over method to prevent cross contamination and with our more dense nail dip powders such as the Glow-In-The-Dark Powders and the Reaction Powders.

Instead of dipping the nail into the nail color dip jar.

Place a small bowl under the nail.

Use a small spoon to pour a small amount of dip powder over the nail.

Discard the powder that is in the small bowl.  DO NOT pour it back into the nail dip powder jar.