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I read your response to another question related to allergic reactions to Gel manicures and my reaction is exactly the same. I too tried various salons with no change.
My question is can you recommend Hypoallergenic Gel Brands? I will buy my own and just bring them to the salon but  very unsure of what brands are available?
Thank you!

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Hello Mary, thank you for visiting AllExperts. There are more and more companies coming out with Gel products. I am not aware immediately of any Hypoallergenic products for Gel, as it is a highly contained or the products to remove the Gel are chemical filled.  What I would have ask first is what is your goal for your nails, what is the condition of your nails and why do you think Gel is the best process for you.  I can suggest some very good products that I have had success with that are Gel products, but are not Hypoallergenic but, thier products are excellent and do not require acetone to remove.  These two product lines are called Mavala and Perfect formula. Both products are pricey but, have had excellent results from them.  Hope this helps! Kindly, Pamela  

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Pamela Golightly

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I have been a licensed manicurist, in California, and successful business owner since 1986. I can answer any question as it pertains to nail care treatments. I consider myself to be an expert in Natural Nail Care, but have had experience in all areas. I am also proficient in business building, marketing and sales development. I grew up in a Salon atmosphere, as my mother owned a salon and by the age of 15, I was responsible for all aspects of her business including, A/R, A/P, payroll & accounting. I feel I can answer most any question and if I am unable to answer any question I will direct the question to the appropriate expert.

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I have experience in all areas of nail and foot care and business building.

Organizations
Who's Who of Cambridge, Support & Sponsor Walk for Breast Cancer,STAND, Nami, St Jude Children's Hospital. Local Schools, Public & Private, local sports programs, Little League, Pleasant Hill Rebels and Walnut Creek Mauraders & Walnut Creek Rotary.

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Internet

Education/Credentials
Licensed Manicurist since 1986.

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of Cambridge, voted local as Best Natural Nail Care Specialist, Diablo Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, Manta and several other Internet Review sites. Earned 6 National Awards for Outstanding Sales and Unit Developement with a National Cosmetic Company. I was rated in the top 2% of the Company's 400,000 sales staff.

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