Women of all ages are fond of using artificial nails and one popular technique that they make use of is the gel wrap nail. According to Beautiful Healthy Nails, gel wrap nail is the most natural looking artificial nails being sold on the market but they are one of the most expensive. In order to learn how to make a gel wrap nail, you must follow the steps below.
Step # 1 – Things Needed for Gel Nail Wraps.
According to Beautiful Healthy Fingernails, the nail technician makes the simple gel nail by placing a gel over the natural nails. Wraps together with gel are also becoming popular and they are made of linen, silk and fiberglass. The gel which is a blend of polymers and monomers is used together with the wrap so as to make the nails stronger.
Step # 2 – Applying the Gel Wraps
Before applying the wrap whether it is a silk, linen or fiberglass, first prepare the nail with an antiseptic. Also cut the material used into the shape of the nail. The wrap is then glued onto the natural nail or at the tip of the nail, as mentioned in Soft Touch Professional Beauty Products. You can now apply gel and the nails are placed under a UV lamp and remain there until the nail and glue are completely dry. This is according to Beautiful Healthy Fingernails.
Step # 3 –Finishing Touches
You can apply several layers of the gel brushed on the nail over the wrap but be sure to put the nails again under the UV lamp, according to Soft Touch Professional Beauty Products. After which you need to file, shape and buff the nails. And to finish, you can paint the nails with your chosen color.
Step 4: Consider Using Fiber Wraps
If you use a fiber in conjunction with white free edge over a natural nail or a tip with a clear gel, you can use these steps. First apply the style you choose before applying a thin coat of gel to the remaining area of the nail. Next, apply white gel to the area such as the entire free edge and chipped corner. Apply a piece of fiber which is large enough to bridge from the extended area or cracked area back to the rest of the nail. But be sure it is not too big to hang off nails or touch cuticles. Pat the residues lightly until they disappear. You can apply one or more coat of gel if needed.
Fiber should be always in between layers of gel. Some prefer the method to lay it into a cured gel residue, re-cure and then apply another layer. Some manufacturers will tell you to lay it into uncured layer of gel but the gel floats on top and the fibers stick out. The fiber also slips around before gel cures which causes the gel ends up in the sidewalls. There is also a possibility that the gel will not completely cure. This is the reason why some prefer to place the fiber into cured gel only. To remove extra gel that may slip around after curing, use a straight bladed toe nail clipper.
These are some steps to follow when creating a gel wrap nail. If in case you cannot do it on your own and you don’t have a UV lamp at home, you can ask salon experts for help.
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