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How To Do Acrylic Nails

How To Do Acrylic Nails

Videojug.com instructs you how to properly prepare the nail for application of acrylic nails. Once you apply the acrylic nail, then file and buff the acrylic nail as directed in the 'How to do acrylic Nails' video.

Hello, my name is Laura Bliss. I've been a nail technician for the past 12 years now. I'm curently teaching at the London College of Beauty Therapy.

I'm going to show you how to do acrylic over tips. I've already prepared the nails. First of all, I'm going to put primer on to dehydrate the nail.

I just might show that the acrylic bonds to the nail right. It only goes over the natural nail, not over the tip because it can crack it. This is exactly the same procedure, if you are putting acrylic just over a natural nail.

First of all, dip your brush into acrylic liquid, sweep it along in the powder, and pick up a nice sized bead of it. Place it onto the free edge, lightly brush, and then just pat it across the free edge of the tip. Make sure it is totally flat before you go onto the next bead.

The second bead, causes the stress point, is just where the tip meets the natural nail because that is where it's most likely to break. First of all, just pat it over to the sides and then just brush it over the tip. Then your final bead, slightly smaller, just place it just above the last one and with the tip of your brush, gently sculpt it around the cuticle area.

Just make sure it is totally flat. You are pushing it into the nail, not into the cuticle, leaving a nice margin all the way around your acrylic, and then we're going to file it. First of all, just make sure that the length is ok, not too wide, just taper in at the sides, and then just buff over the whole nail.

Make sure that you're continuously moving the file so that you don't get a burning sensation with your client. Make sure that you always file into the center so you maintain a nice 'c' curve to the nail. Look down the barrel of the nail just to make sure that it is nice and tapered at the free edge and it's not too thick.

Look at it from the side and make sure there's no lumps or bumps. Scar it with your white buff to remove any scratches and then finish up with a free white buffer. Start with the hardest part first and then just go down the grades.

Then just before you use the last one, put some cuticle oil on, to rehydrate the cuticle. Then just finish up with softest side of your buffer, and that is acrylic over tip.