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Having taught all over Europe and the USA, join us in welcoming Pauline to Canada for the second time! She will be offering two full day workshops
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2017-EXTREME SHAPES
Join Pauline for this full day intense workshop focusing on extreme shapes.
Pauline is PASSIONATE and WITTY and will help you take your nail knowledge and skills to the NEXT level. She will cover Almond, Coffin, Russian Almond, Gothic almond, Stiletto and if there is time, Edge. Full Day Class 9-5
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2017-SALON/STUDIO
With years of experience and expertise under her belt, Pauline will discuss every day problems in the nail studio! She will cover the Anatomy of Natural Nail, Characteristics of different natural nails, 6 Kinds of Lifting Problems, Amore Ultima product chemistry and characteristics, Natural Nail and Russian manicure, Refill, Backfill, New Set, Perfect Match between Natural Nail Shape and Shape of Sculpted Nail. Solution For Problem nails. Speed File System. Full Day Class 9-5
Pauline Feinauer is an independent educator and owner of “Nail Academy” in Germany.
She has a list of accomplishments a mile long, from author, world renowned judge, competitor to
educator. Her artistic skills are stunning and her technical knowledge is amazing. Pauline is very
passionate about this industry and her craft. She loves to share her knowledge and expertise with
those willing to learn. While she is intense in the classroom, she is also light-hearted and has a
great sense of humor and care for her students.
Her list of accomplishments
She is a member of the Nailpro Jurgen team, works as a journalist for international trade magazines, cover artist, speaker and show master. She is the organizer of the German Championship Nail Masters in Bad Salzuflen.
1st World Champion NailArt Master Class Beauty Forum Munich 2009
Winner of Nailpro Cup 2008
Winner of Nailpro Cup 2009
1st Cyber Competition Nailpro 2008
1st Cyber Competition Nailpro 2009
1st Flat Design Nailpro 2008
1st 3D Design Nailpro 2009
1st Naildesign Sculpturing 2008
1st Naildesign Sculpturing 2010
1st Master Class Strut You Stu International 2009
1st International Nail Art Show Contest 2010
1st 3D Design Nailpro 2008
2nd 3D Design Nailpro 2010
2nd Cyber Competition 2010
Where: Best Western Sunrise Inn & Suites -3101 43 Ave, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1L1
When: Sept 11, 2017-9-5 pm
What to bring: Gels, brushes, files, pinch tools, forms, UV Lamp E-files welcome
but not necessary. No models, as you will be working on your own hands.
Cost: $275.00 (Limited number of seats! Register Early! Deadline to register Aug 31)
EMAIL: email@example.com to register
Q: I get confused as to what steps I am supposed to do with this system? Why are there so many options?
A: Amore Ultima is a customizable system to meet the needs of each tech/client. The tech that uses Amore Ultima will be able to create a unique service for each of their clients based on their lifestyle, nail type and length of nails. VIDEO-french overlay VIDEO-natural overlay
Q: Can I mix Amore Ultima with another line?
A: All of the Amore components are tested together and are meant to be used as a cohesive system. We do not recommend mixing our system with others. Our Educators are trained with our system and will only be able to troubleshoot if you use our entire system as recommended.
Q: Can I mix Amore base gels together?
A: Amore Ultima Gels are formulated to be able to custom mix. All but the bonder, crystal sculpt and Gloss Tops. You can, for example, mix some Builder into the Sculpt and Shine to make a custom builder gel. Or mix Sculpt & Shine into Pink Builder to change it’s viscosity.
Q: Why can’t I cure Amore in an LED? When are you making the change?
A: Amore Ultima Gel Nail System was formulated in the early 1990’s, when UV was the only way to cure a gel product. We have a system that works and have no intention of changing our core system. Because you can flash cure the products in 20 seconds and full set/fill applications require the hands going into the lamps several times, we find there is very little difference in overall service time for full set/fill services. Where LED/UV options seem to make the most sense (cutting service time) is in color applications, and for this we have created the Prisma FX line. Amore Ultima has been testing UV/LED formulas for their base gels, but has not arrived at a formula that performs to the level of their UV line. They have not stopped testing in this area! Stay tuned.
Q: Can I pinch with Amore Gels? If yes, which ones?
A: If you are properly trained to do so, you can pinch the free edge of all of our building gels when performing a new set. The best ones are Clear Builder and Crystal Sculpt.
Q: How do you transfer foils onto Amore Gel?
A: You always want to make sure the dispersion layer is sticky. Most gels are stickier the cooler it is…especially Crystal Sculpt. VIDEO
Q: I LOVE nail art! Does Amore Ultima offer good products for art?
A: We have some of the BEST products and Educators for ART! Register/Log in to our members only area for special video tutorials and watch our newsletter for classes and shows in your area.
Q: How is Amore a primer less system?
A: The Amore Ultima Bonder is our clear thin base layer that is specially formulated to provide superb adhesion without the need for a primer.
Q: Can I still use a primer?
A: If you are still have troubleshooting issues after trying our primerless system and our pink builder(troubleshooting gel), then Amore Ultima has a non-acid primer available to aide in adhesion.
Q: What is so great about Amore Bonder?
A: The Amore Bonder is a unique base layer gel that provides superb adhesion without the need for a primer. If you have troubleshooting issues this gel is also able to be used with a primer.
Q: Can I use the Amore System without Bonder if I use a primer?
A: The Amore Bonder is a necessary component to the Amore Ultima Gel Nail System and is in no way recommended to be used without.
Q: Why do I have to cure Prisma Elites for 3 minutes?
A: The Amore Elite Gel Paints must be cured for 3 minutes to ensure that the highly pigmented colors are cured completely. Also the 3 minute cure will create that high gloss shine, any less and there is a dullness to it.
Q: What happens if I mix Prisma Elite with Prisma Colour?
A: We do not recommend mixing them together in the same pot as Prisma Colours cure with a dispersion layer and Prisma Elites cure with no dispersion layer. However you can layer them no problem on a nail for art purposes.
Q: What is the difference between Pixie Glitters and other brands of glitter gels?
A: The Amore Pixie Gels formulation combine different sizes of high grade micro glitter mixed in a medium viscosity, self leveling base that keeps the glitter suspended so that you never have to mix them. VIDEO
Q: Can I sculpt a free edge with a Pixie Glitter?
A: If you have a skeleton layer of clear gel on the form first you can build with all of the Pixie Glitter OTHER than the DREAM series. The Dream Series of the pixies have larger additives which will cause weakness in the nail if you are solely using it to build with. VIDEO
Q: My colour gel doesn’t look the same as the tip display? Is something wrong with my pot?
A: Most often the pot has not been stirred enough or at all. The colours tend to have the pigment settle to the bottom of the container and you must scrape it off the bottom and lightly stir it completely to ensure you are applying the color the way it is intended. VIDEO
Q: How do I get rid of shadows in the light colored gel (flat nudes)?
When applying any light colors make sure to let it sit on the nail for a bit so that the gel can settle within itself.
Q: My black will not cure, why?
A: Amore Primary and Elite Black are highly pigmented. When dealing with any gels that have a high level of pigment within it you have to make sure your layers are thin and consistent to ensure that the UV can penetrate the gel to cure it throughout.
Q: Why do you have so many whites?
A: Amore Ultima has a wide range of all types of gels including the whites. This is so that each tech and their clients have exactly what they are looking for, this includes strength, tone and workability.
Q: What is your brightest white?
A: Here is a list of our whites in order from brightest(coolest) to not as bright(more warm)
Radical White, Elite White, Primary White, Optima White, Ultra White, White Pearl, White, Maxima White, Swiss Sparkle, Self-Level White, Satin Pearl
Q: What is Radical White?
A: Radical White is a crisp “liquid paper” white paint on product that is recommended for art (dotting,crisp lines etc)
Q: If my client accidentally touches the uncured nail/gloss product, and then cures with uneven surface, do I have to remove/file the entire nail and then reapply?
A: You do not have to file or remove the entire nail. Amore Ultima Gel Nail System has such great adhering capabilities that all you have to do is file the uneven spots and reapply your product.
Q: Can the Glosses be applied on a shiny surface or does it have to be buffed?
A: All of the Amore Gloss Tops, excluding the Quick Seal, adhere to shiny surfaces so you can(if you must) apply them to a finished nail.
Q: What is the best gloss top?
A: All of the Amore Gloss Top Sealing gels have individual purposes, so it all depends on your needs for each client.
Quick Seal is a tack free, non-yellowing sealant that has many different uses – for the underside of the free edge for separation, or for underside of the free edge to keep it free from staining(especially for hairdressers), to seal 3D designs, seal and secure Swarovski’s so that they do NOT budge.
Gloss Top(pink and clear) is a unique self leveling finishing gel that will adhere to shiny surfaces.
Opalesque Gloss Top is a pearlescent self leveling finishing gel.
Crystal Gloss is a super thin finishing gel that has long lasting scratch resistant shine.
Q: Why do the “crystal” gels need to be cured for 3 minutes when all the others are 2 minutes?
A: The Crystal Sculpt and the Crystal Gloss require a 3 minute cure to achieve the scratch resistant high shine that is necessary to withstand every day wear. If you cure it for 2 minutes you will find that the nail will not be AS shiny or as durable as with the 3 minute cure.
Q: What is the difference between pink gloss top and gloss top?
A: A slight variation in the color of the product. It is not enough to make any change in a French nail(on the white).
Q: What is Quick Seal used for?
A: Quick Seal is a tack free, non-yellowing sealant that has many different uses – for the underside of the free edge for separation, or for underside of the free edge to keep it free from staining(especially for hairdressers), to seal 3D designs, seal and secure Swarovski’s so that they do NOT budge.
Q: Is there a difference between Gloss Top and Crystal Gloss?
A: Gloss Top is a self – leveling, unique top coat that adheres to shiny surfaces. Crystal Gloss is a super thin Gloss Top that has a long lasting scratch resistant shine.