About Gelish

About Gelish


Hand & Nail Harmony

Hand & Nail Harmony was established in 2009 by Danny Haile, CEO and Founder. Fuelled by the idea of merging gel and bottle, Haile created, what is now popularly known simply as Gelish.

Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish revolutionized the industry. Gelish was the first gel polish to be packaged in a bottle, with a brush, as a quick, easy and efficient gel application process. Since 2009, Gelish has produced over 100 colours and counting, and sold in over 80 countries worldwide.

Hand & Nail Harmony, with the help of its successful brand Gelish, now occupies a 220,000 square foot facility in Brea, California with the support of approximately 300 employees.

The growth of the company continues to flourish as Hand & Nail Harmony continues to provide surpassing products and meets the demand of the industry. As Danny Haile has said himself “great products accomplish great things.”

The Gelish Mission:

PROVIDE the salon industry with all of the tools needed to help make salon businesses even more successful with the latest and greatest in nail products.

ESTABLISH opportunity for learning through proper education and training courses domestically and internationally.

CREATE superiority within the industry as the go-to nail manufacturer for state-of-the-art products, proven to perform to the best of standards while upholding the motto "Done right from the start."

UNDERSTAND the needs of the salon industry. As nail professional ourselves, we have a clear understanding of the industry and the demand for the highest quality products and services possible – which is why quality has and will always be our number one priority.

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Gelish Application & Removal Instructions


Step-by-step guide on how to apply Gelish nail polish

  1. Trim and file the nails to the desired length
  2. Push the cuticles back
  3. Lightly buff the surface of each nail
  4. Cleanse the nail, it is important to ensure your nails are completely oil-free
  5. Apply Gelish PH bond to your nails
  6. Apply a coat of foundation to each nail
  7. Cure the gel in your LED or UV lamp
  8. Apply the first coat of Gelish colour polish of your choice x2
  9. Cure the polish in your LED or UV lamp
  10. Apply a thin coat of top coat to your nails
  11. Cure the top coat in your LED or UV lamp
  12. Wipe your nails off with Gelish Nail Cleanser


Step-by-step guide on how to remove Gelish nail polish

  1. Break the top seal by gently roughing the surface with a grit buffer
  2. Saturate a cotton pad or similar with nail remover
  3. Soak nail for 15 minutes
  4. With an orangewood stick remove remaining gel being careful not to press into the nail
  5. Lightly buff nail surface with a buffer and massage a cuticle oil into the surrounding skin


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