How to Prep your dipped nails correctly to avoid lifting

How to Prep your dipped nails correctly to avoid lifting.

With any nail system, including plain old nail polish, nails can chip, peel, break or lift.
There is no such thing as permanent nail enhancements - no matter which product you choose to coat your nail nothing is forever.
Your nail grows and moves and over time the bond between your nail and the product weakens.
The stronger the bond the longer the nails will last.
And the key to a strong bond is in your preparation.

Here are the steps I use to prep the natural nail for nail dipping:

Step 1
Sanitise. Get your client to wash her hands using soap and a nail brush. A clean surface not only helps the product stick but is essential for prevention of infection. You can also apply hand sanitiser as an extra precaution.
Step 2
Push back the cuticles gently using a good quality metal cuticle pusher.
If there is a lot of pterygium use a cuticle remover to remove the dead skin.
* why?
Nail Products don't stick to skin due to the natural oils on the suface. The tiniest bit of skin will repel your product.
Step 3
In the old days nail techs were taught to 'rough up' the nail surface using a nail file  -
Do not do this!
Our dipping nail powders are more sophisticated now and adhere to the nail plate without excessive filing!
All you need to do is remove the shine (oil) from the surface of the nail. You can use a gentle block buffer for this.
Gently buff the entire nail surface making sure you don't miss any part of the nail.
Step 4
Wipe over the enture nail using a gauze wipe with isopropyl alcohol.
Make sure there is no dust left on the nail.
The nail plate needs to be as clean as possible
Once you have complete these steps do NOT touch the nail (or let your client)
This will put oil from your skin on the nail plate and you will be back to square one.
Now that the nail plate is squeaky clean you are ready to apply your product!
Happy dipping!
 
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Dipping Nail video class step by step

SNS Dipping Nail video class step by step

Are you confused about how Dipping nails and other dipping systems work?

In this video I go through my step by step procedure for dipping nail application.
From nail prep to precise techniques for nail dipping to produce beautiful nails in less time.
In this video I am using Rock Your Nails dipping powders with SNS liquids
Watch the video:
Do you have questions about dipping?
Feel free to get in touch!
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Step by step guide to Nail Dipping Powder Polish

Step by step guide to Nail Dipping Application

Step by step guide to Nail Dipping powder application

Procedure for applying dipping nail colour on natural nails:

 

Step 1

Prep all 10 nails - push back cuticles and remove shine using a block buff

Step 2

Apply 1 coat of Base

Dip into colour powder

Repeat on all 10 nails

Step 3

Apply a second coat of Base and dip again

Repeat on all 10 nails.

Step 4

Repeat step 3 if desired

Step 5

Brush Activator over entire nail

Wait until product is dry enough to file (approx. 1 min)

Step 6

Shape nails, file surface gently to smooth out any bumps.

Step 8

Block buff to smooth out the nail surface.

Step 9

Wash hands/remove dust.

MUST DRY THOROUGHLY

Step 10

Ensure nails are completely dry. Any moisture left on the nails will ruin your Activator and Topcoat

Apply Activator to all 10 nails.

Step 11

WAIT a few seconds for the Activator to evaporate.

Again there must be no moisture remaining - this may cause your topcoat brush to harden.

Apply 2 thin coats of SHINE

Wait 1-2 minutes for nails to dry

 

ROCK YOUR NAILS!

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Step by Step Nail Dipping Powder

ROCK YOUR NAILS Dipping Powder

ROCK YOUR NAILS Nail Dipping System

This new dipping powder is compatible with other brands, it's easy to apply and looks amazing!

We have a range of gorgeous dipping colours, chosen to reflect current trends. Shades of red, pink, purple, blue, glitter and orange, green - a rainbow of colours to suit all tastes and skin tones!

How to create beautiful strong nails with ROCK YOUR NAILS dipping powder:

  1. Prep and sanitize the nails
  2. Apply one coat of base, dip in colour powder
  3. Apply a second coat of base and dip again.
  4. Optional - Apply a 3rd coat for of base and dip again
  5. Apply Activator over entire nail
  6. File and shape nails using a 180 grit file
  7. Block buff
  8. Remove dust - wash hands. *Dry nails thoroughly
  9. Apply Activator over entire nail.
  10. Wait a few seconds for Activator to dry
  11. Apply two thin coats of topcoat
  12. Nails will be dry in less than 2 minutes!

 

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Step by step guide to SNS Nail Dipping system application

Step by step guide to SNS Nail Dipping system application

Step by step guide to SNS Nail Dipping system application

Procedure for applying Gelous colour on natural nails

Step 1

Prep all 10 nails - see previous post for my Prep method

Step 2

Apply 1 coat of Gel base to 3/4 of the nail only.

Dip into natural set powder (natural set provides extra strength and durability)

Repeat on all 10 nails

Step 3

Apply 1 coat of Gelous base.  Dip into gelous powder.

Repeat on all 10 nails.

Step 4

Repeat step 3

Step 5

Apply 1 more coat of Gelous base.

Dip into Natural set SHEER

*After dipping 1 hand I like to apply sealer to this hand before dipping the second hand - it allows more drying time for the next step.

Natural set sheer is your final coat which will protect your colour before the buffing stage.

Step 6

Apply Sealer over entire nail.

Step 7

Shape nails, file surface to smooth out any bumps.

Step 8

Block buff to smooth out the nail surface.

Step 9

Wash hands.

Step 10

Ensure nails are completely dry - remove any traces of moisture with a lint free square.

Step 11

Apply Sealer over entire nail on all 10 nails.

Step 12

Apply two thin coats of Top gel

Wait 1- 2 minutes to dry completely.

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