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The perfect kit to accompany the Mastering PolyGel module, including everything you need to complete the course. Note that the contents of this kit assume that you already have basic Gel Manicure supplies including an LED Lamp. You will also need a Dappen Dish but most students already have one from Acrylic Training.

The price and contents of this kit fluctuates based on the stock we have at the time. For example if we run low on Bright White Powder we will supply Soft White. If we run low on 120ml Monomer we will change it to 240ml. The contents will ALWAYS however, cover what is needed to complete the course unless otherwise listed above and substitutes of equal value and quality may be provided in order to achieve this.

Due to the nature of these kits, it may take up to 14 days from receiving your order to ship them. This shouldn’t delay your training as there is no kit required until your first practical lesson which won’t happen within those 14 days.

Anything we recommend having but don’t have in stock will be listed here.

These items are on backorder and will be sent to you as soon as we get them:

  • Bonding Gel

These items will not be backordered and will need to be ordered at a later date. This is reflected in the price of the kit –

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This Post Has 46 Comments

  1. Jo Gillespie

    Can you do the course for poly gel on line

  2. Erin Sutherland

    Hey guys. Can the Artistic putty system be used with the artistic hard gel and L&P systems? I read that the L&P and Gel can be so wondering if it is the same with the putty system.

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      Penny

      Ooh, great question! The HG and L&P systems are made from the same proprietary blend of monomers which is why they can backfill each other and that sort of thing. Putty is made with a different blend so not a guaranteed option there, but I have backfilled Acrylic with it once and didn’t have any issues.

  3. Jade

    Can the artistic putty be used as an overlay on natural nails or best used for extensions?

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      Penny

      Either option is totally fine 🙂

  4. Romina

    I know people who bite their nails very badly. Is it a good recommendation to advise using poly gel overlay to help them grow? If so, are they easy to bite off? The same people have bit off BIAB extensions and apres extensions :/

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      Penny

      Morning Romina! Ooh this is a really good question. I actually used PolyGel for the Nail Biters video we made for our Beginner students specifically because it does stand up well to a lot of saliva without lifting. If the client is prone to biting off product though, it has a similar flexibility and… texture?… to BIAB. If you don’t bite it, it’s eally strong, but if you do actively try and bite it off, it will bend and eventually break. If someone is really determined to bite, there’s not much that isn’t biteable. I would suggest weekly appointments to do IBX and file and high shine the nails. IBX to strengthen what’s there and filing to take away any rough edges that will tempt picking and biting. Even twice a week for the first couple of weeks if needed. This helps to break the habit and THEN PolyGel would be a great idea.

  5. tinalata88

    Can dipping system be used on poly gel extensions?

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      Penny

      Morning Tina! There isn’t really a reason to. Dip is used to add strength when gel Polish isn’t strong enough, but PolyGel adds the strength itself. You can paint over it with any Gel Polish.

  6. Holly95

    What are the benefits of Polygel? From both a client and a Nail Tech perspective. I’d love to learn!

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      Penny

      Morning Holly! Great question 🙂

      PolyGel is pre-mixed like a gel, so no worrying about getting the ratio right like you do with Acrylic, it’s already perfect.
      It’s also not sticky like gel is, so you get the benefit of pre-mixed without the downside of stickiness.
      PolyGel is odourless, although they added a fragrance to the Shaping Liquid which smells like either watermelon or cherry depending on who you ask. I just think it smells like Summer 🙂
      PolyGel doesn’t self level, so when you put a bead onto the nail, it won’t run like gel does, but it also won’t harden like Acrylic does (it cures in a lamp) so you actually technically have 3 hours to play with it before anything bad happens
      It’s also just really bloody fun haha, like playing with molding clay when you’re a kid
      For the client, it feels a lot less solid than Acrylic, so feel s a lot more like wearing natural nails.
      Natural Nail prep is done with only a 180-Grit soft buffer, no need for E-Files
      It smells good
      It’s dry/cured instantly

      Note that it isn’t suitable for sharp shapes like stilettos or sharp squares and that it’s file off (but can be backfilled forever so no need for removal anyway)

  7. Shyanne Ranapia

    Can you get coloured polygels? Or do they come in just natural pinks and whites?

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      Penny

      Morning Shyanne! Three pinks, two whites and a clear, but you can paint over them with any gel or traditional polish and there is no need to use a base coat 🙂

  8. Carla

    Is artistic putty a soak off product?

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      Penny

      Morning Carla! It’s File-Off, but 99% of your work with it will be Backfills 🙂

  9. Trudi Maddox

    What modules do have to have passed first before you jump in and start with this module?

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      Penny

      Morning! The prerequisites are The Theory of Nails and Mastering Acrylic OR a nationally recognised Nail Certification covering natural nail prep, forms, tips and filing. If you haven’t and do not want to do Mastering Acrylic, you can tick ‘Skip Acrylic’ under ‘Add Ons’. You will receive 9 additional 3-Hour Lessons for $810 that cover the basics that you would have otherwise covered in Acrylic.

      More info can be seen at https://monaco.ac.nz/course/mastering-polygel/

  10. Gail

    Can a uv lamp be used to set

    1. Admin bar avatar
      Penny

      Yes, but we would recommend the Artistic Cure Box for best results.

  11. Nadine Loftus

    How thin can it be applied to still get the strength benefit for an overlay? Does it look quite natural?

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      Penny

      Approximately the thickness of a credit card? I think it looks pretty similar to other systems, it’s not thicker 🙂

  12. Jane

    What are the benefits of polygel?

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      Penny

      PolyGel is pre-mixed like a gel, so no worrying about getting the ratio right like you do with Acrylic, it’s already perfect.
      It’s also not sticky like gel is, so you get the benefit of pre-mixed without the downside of stickiness.
      PolyGel is odourless, although they added a fragrance to the Shaping Liquid which smells like either watermelon or cherry depending on who you ask. I just think it smells like Summer ????
      PolyGel doesn’t self level, so when you put a bead onto the nail, it won’t run like gel does, but it also won’t harden like Acrylic does (it cures in a lamp) so you actually technically have 3 hours to play with it before anything bad happens
      It’s also just really bloody fun haha, like playing with molding clay when you’re a kid
      For the client, it feels a lot less solid than Acrylic, so feel s a lot more like wearing natural nails.
      Natural Nail prep is done with only a 180-Grit soft buffer, no need for E-Files
      It smells good
      It’s dry/cured instantly

      Note that it isn’t suitable for sharp shapes like stilettos or sharp squares and that it’s file off (but can be backfilled forever so no need for removal anyway)

  13. Ridhima

    As polygel is flexible, does it break easily?

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      Penny

      Not if it’s applied on the right person. It’s not as strong as Acrylic but that’s often a good thing depending on the person. Flexibility allows products to absorb shock like from typing and things instead of jarring. So if you’re working on a person who is extremely rough on their nails you’re going to go for Acrylic but for anyone else PolyGel will be fine.

  14. Ashley williams

    Does it have a smell like acrylic? An is it soak off?Would love this an have been thinking about if for awhile xo miss you beautiful ladies would be a great excuse for a catch

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      Penny

      The Putty itself is odourless but the shaping liquid has a fragrance. Some have called it watermelon and some have called it cherry. I just think it smells like Summer 🙂

      It’s file-off but of course most of your work will be backfills, you won’t do very many removals.

      Would love to see you too!

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    Jessica Lawler

    Whats the main difference/s between polygel and a builder gel?

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      Penny

      Hmmm, kind of like saying what’s the difference between gel and acrylic, they’re very different. But PolyGel is less sticky, stronger and doesn’t run. Builder Gel is clearer, more flexible and feels more like a natural nail

  16. Phoebe Besley

    what are the pros of polygel? i havent heard alot about it, is it stronger than regular gel?

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      Penny

      Yes, it’s not technically a gel, although it is oligomer based, and it sits between builder gels and acrylic in terms of characteristics.

      I’ll copy and paste the benefits I gave someone else –

      PolyGel is pre-mixed like a gel, so no worrying about getting the ratio right like you do with Acrylic, it’s already perfect.
      It’s also not sticky like gel is, so you get the benefit of pre-mixed without the downside of stickiness.
      PolyGel is odourless, although they added a fragrance to the Shaping Liquid which smells like either watermelon or cherry depending on who you ask. I just think it smells like Summer ????
      PolyGel doesn’t self level, so when you put a bead onto the nail, it won’t run like gel does, but it also won’t harden like Acrylic does (it cures in a lamp) so you actually technically have 3 hours to play with it before anything bad happens
      It’s also just really bloody fun haha, like playing with molding clay when you’re a kid
      For the client, it feels a lot less solid than Acrylic, so feel s a lot more like wearing natural nails.
      Natural Nail prep is done with only a 180-Grit soft buffer, no need for E-Files
      It smells good
      It’s dry/cured instantly

      Note that it isn’t suitable for sharp shapes like stilettos or sharp squares and that it’s file off (but can be backfilled forever so no need for removal anyway)

  17. sheree pask

    Is polygel more popular than acrylic?

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      Penny

      I think it depends who you ask. With my clients, a lot of them were already perfectly happy with acrylic – if it aint broke, don’t fix it. But those who had adhesion issues or odour sensitivities chose to switch. So as a percentage of my clients, I still do more acrylic, but that’s circumstantial. Other salons I know have completely replaced acrylic with polygel because of the odourless nature of polygel so again, hard to say. Ultimately, I think you should be diagnosing what a client would be best suited for based on strength, adhesion, flexibility, length etc etc and making a recommendation to the client rather than letting them choose without any additional knowledge. I’m not sure that that helps at all, but it’s not as straight forward an answer as it sounds 🙂

  18. Louise

    Would polygel be suitable for a client who has thin, bendy nails that tear easily?

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      Penny

      As long as they don’t bite them, yes. It’s super flexible while also being strong so it works well for flexible natural nails but it won’t stand up well to someone who picks or bites at them.

  19. Cheryl

    Do you have any advice on how to “sell” polygel to clients? What are some benefits for the client over acrylic or hard gel?

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      Penny

      I wouldn’t really ‘sell’ it, I’d use it to solve problems. If someone’s nails are going well with Acrylic or Hard Gel, I’d follow the whole ‘If it aint broke don’t fix it’ thing and keep using that product.

      If you’re transitioning away from a different product, just explain why you are transitioning away, eg odour, strength levels etc.

      And if it’s a new client and you think PolyGel would work best for them, I;d just explain why.

      I hope that helps, but if not, feel free to clarify by explaining a specific circumstance where you’re trying to sell it to a client and I can help more easily 🙂

      In terms of benefits, I’ll copy and paste what I mentioned to someone else –

      PolyGel is pre-mixed like a gel, so no worrying about getting the ratio right like you do with Acrylic, it’s already perfect.
      It’s also not sticky like gel is, so you get the benefit of pre-mixed without the downside of stickiness.
      PolyGel is odourless, although they added a fragrance to the Shaping Liquid which smells like either watermelon or cherry depending on who you ask. I just think it smells like Summer ????
      PolyGel doesn’t self level, so when you put a bead onto the nail, it won’t run like gel does, but it also won’t harden like Acrylic does (it cures in a lamp) so you actually technically have 3 hours to play with it before anything bad happens
      It’s also just really bloody fun haha, like playing with molding clay when you’re a kid
      For the client, it feels a lot less solid than Acrylic, so feel s a lot more like wearing natural nails.
      Natural Nail prep is done with only a 180-Grit soft buffer, no need for E-Files
      It smells good
      It’s dry/cured instantly

  20. Campbell Hewson

    What thickens of polygel is ideal? Credit card thickness? + can polygel hold extreme shapes eg. Stilettos?

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      Penny

      Yeah I’d go for credit card, it doesn’t need to be any thicker than anything else is it has good structure, lower arches, c-curves etc.
      PolyGel can do extreme but what it can’t do is sharp, so if you do a stiletto, the point will be down to sharp almond after a few days. A very pretty almond, but almond all the same

  21. Helen SB

    Pls explain the difference between a “builder gel” and hard gel?

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      Penny

      Hard Gel is a type of product, like Acrylic, PolyGel, Gel Polish, Dip etc. It’s a sub-group of Acrylate-based Nail Products. A Builder Gel is any gel (Hard or Soft) that is designed to be used to build structure or length (as opoosed to something like a gel polish that is only for a thin layer of colour and adds no structure or length)

  22. Bailey Angus

    Is it possible to get this kit with nude concealer instead of sheer pink?

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      Penny

      Yes, just include your request in the order notes 🙂

  23. Erin Sutherland

    Is this kit sold out?

    1. Admin bar avatar
      Penny

      Nope! It’s available 🙂

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