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If you are reading this article, some of you are probably thinking: 

“Semi-permanent varnish is easy! I can do it on my own!”


“It’s confinement, I can’t stay with the same varnish, I’ll manage on my own” etc….

Well, these are the kinds of questions you shouldn't ask yourself and which cause many problems for some girls, who try to reproduce semi-permanent varnish applications on their own at home.

We know that “do it all yourself” is all the rage these days, but...

example of failed semi-permanent varnish application


We realize that "do it all yourself" is the trend these days, but when using professional cosmetic products such as semi-permanent polishes on and around your skin, proper training and knowledge is absolutely required.

Although applying semi-permanent nail polish may seem simple at first, this is not the case because you need to be trained for it. 

Understand the anatomy of the nails,

  • The chemistry of cosmetic products required for removal 
  • application techniques, 
  • Knowing how to use the right tools at the right time, 
  • understand the ins and outs of UV or LED lamps
  • etc.

What would you do if you spilled harmful product on your nails? Would you know how to dispose of it safely?

example of failed varnish application

These are some points that an untrained person will encounter. 

Being trained is absolutely necessary in order to apply semi-permanent varnish safely and effectively. if you don't have this knowledge, how do you want to remove semi-permanent varnish without serious damage? 

At Sobella Paris, our professionals are qualified and familiar with professional products...

At Sobella Paris, our professionals are qualified and familiar with the professional products we use. They are trained on their effectiveness and their dangerousness, this is essential.

This allows us to provide quality and painless services for our clients. Even though they are ultra-qualified with our training and our draconian rules, our beauty experts continue to improve.

Conversely, an untrained person needs this knowledge even more before being able to do a correct removal on their own and without damage to their hands or skin.

We can easily understand that it's great to be able to drop off at home cheaply when everything seems to be going well, but when problems arise, that's when the trouble starts.

You will then say to yourself that the product is of poor quality? That it is not your application technique that is in question?

That it's not the fault of lack of training?

Well you are wrong because practicing without training exposes your nails and skin to serious damage.

The British Association of Dermatologists has reported an increase in the number of allergies following home removal...

Unfortunately, it's not just the general public that this applies to; some professional technicians are also not properly trained. It is also for this reason that at Sobella Paris, our professionals regularly undergo advanced training on new trends and new aesthetic techniques. 

For information, the British Association of Dermatologists has reported an increase in the number of allergies following the application of semi-permanent varnish at home; certain brands used have been withdrawn from the market by the European Commission.

Many brands have strict criteria which may be considered a disadvantage by some technicians, as they can only purchase their products by providing a valid industry certificate, or having been trained beforehand. 

This is a good thing because it keeps professional products in the hands of those who are trained to use them. 

failed varnish application example

However, many turn to online stores that are not official distributors. They think that the product they intend to buy with a good deal is authentic. Which is obviously a mistake.

Professional and reputable brands will never list their products on these sites and therefore you have no guarantee of what you intend to buy.

The price will often reflect the quality of the product. If the product is cheaper than the commercial price you are used to paying, it is probably a counterfeit. This is often the reason why these kinds of sites sell such products at a price lower than their commercial values.

Also, you should definitely not buy an electric sander and try to remove it with it. This damages your nail and you risk toring it. In addition to the fact that the pain is unbearable, your nails will be unsightly for a long time.

For your information, if the foreign company has not registered the product with the European Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP), the product cannot be legally sold in Europe.

Another problem you may be exposed to is Marketing. There is also a problem with the way brands communicate about their products. Semi-permanent nail polish is defined as a gel on some sites but it is not a gel - again, many consumers are led to believe this.

I understand that some people want to do semi-permanent nail polish removal on their own at home, or simply with friends or family, but proper training, technique and understanding are essential.

Do you still want to practice? So invest in knowledge, learn the proper techniques, invest in the health of your nails and skin. That has no price. 


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