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What's with all the gels?
Jess did a video recently and a comment asked what the difference was between Akzentz Options, and Akzentz Profomance Gel lines. Here is the response, we hope it can help you understand the products as well :)
My question is: what is the difference between Options and Proformance? I gather that Options is a little more flexible? Since gel is still very new to me, I’m also a little confused about gel flexibility in general - if a client has very thin and flexible nails (I have this myself!) but they want strength and some hardness to prevent too much flexibility, do I go with Options or Proformance (ie. do I use a flexible product for flexible natural nails or should I use a harder product to counteract that flexibility?) On the flip side, if someone has generally hard - but brittle nails - do I use Proformance to enhance that hardness, or Options to improve flexibility?
Options is a soak off gel line. It was actually first created many years ago when Akzentz had become incredibly popular in Japan but it was illegal to use products that didn't soak off! Not sure if thats still the case. But because of that, Akzentz chemists created a gel that could be sculpted. The first creation: Options Clear is a flexible clear gel, that works nice as an overlay, on the natural nail or tips. Options Crystal Clear (don't get me started on the name) - came later and cures harder, allowing for longer extensions to be sculpted. All the options colors have a flexible base like Options Clear.