Beautiful hands have always been part of our grooming ritual since ancient times. Women love to accessorize their hands and take care of nails. In ancient Egypt, long nails were symbolic of status and wealth. In current times, beautiful nails are part of your personality, but not everyone is blessed with strong, beautiful nails. It is a way to get those lovely beautiful nails. Nail extension roughly means adding an artificial tip to your original nail end to give it length. It then gets covered with acrylic, gel or fiberglass. A nail can also be formed on your natural nail; in this process no tip is used. This forming is often called sculpting and can also be considered an extension.
Acrylic Nails Extensions
The acrylic nails are created by mixing liquid monomer and a powder polymer, which when combined form a hard protective layer that is sculpted over the natural nail. These nails become hard when exposed to air. To do extension an artificial tip added on nail before using acrylic mix. After that the nails extensions are shaped, buffed for a shiny finish.
To start, first prepare your natural nails; wash your hands, removes any polish or glue or anything with help of acetone.
Push your cuticles back.
Now buff your natural nail lightly so that it doesn’t have any shine and moisture on it.
If your natural nails are long, then cut them and trim the corners for better grip of artificial nails.
Now the important step, choosing an appropriate size of nail tips. This step is important as it will look very bad if you choose a wrong size. Take time and choose the exact size of tip which matches the c-curve of natural nail bed (from left to right). If the tip is slightly wider, then you can file it down.
Once you choose your tip, apply glue on the hollow part of the tip and apply it on nails. Give it a little pressure to avoid air bubbles. Be careful as the glue is very sticky.
Leave it on for 30 seconds. After that cut the tip a little longer than you desired length with the help of a tip cutter. (as filing and shaping will make them smaller in length.)
Shape you tips and sides of artificial nail, Buff them for finish.
Now take your buffer and start buffing lightly where the artificial tip meets the natural nail to make an even surface. Don’t buff on natural nail, try to do it on artificial tip only. Do it slowly so that you can see what you are doing and are not accidently buffing the whole artificial tip at nail bed.
Clean your nail and apply the base