When creating beautiful nails for your clients, skills, experience, and knowledge will take you far. Still, you also need the appropriate tools to really finesse your work and set yourself apart from the competition. We recently caught up with the professional nail artist Abi Markey @NailedItBeauty to learn more about her professional process of creating beautiful and intricate nail designs.
So whether you’re just starting in the nail industry and looking for a beginner nail tech kit, or some nail art inspiration, read on for Abi’s professional nail essentials and her nail art application tips and tricks.
Nail Tech Essentials For The Perfect Gel Finish With @NailedItBeauty
Step 1 – Preparation is key
Prep is the most essential part of your routine. This ensures that the gel lasts and looks perfect. Use the Lotus cuticle pusher knife to push back the skin and the Lotus cuticle nippers to remove any dead skin from around the nail.
Step 2 – File and shape the nail
Step 3 –Ensure the nail is thoroughly cleaned.
Step 4 – Builder gel application
Start by applying with a base coat, base coats are key to the gel polish process as they are crucial for polish adhesion, but they’re also a protectant.
Then apply a thin layer of Glossify Naturabuild and cure. Lastly, apply a thicker layer to create an apex using the Glossify thin liner brush to ensure the gel reaches the sides of the nail bed and to even out the builder gel on the nail.
Step 5 – Create your design.
Use the Glossify dotting tool to create this simple flower power design. Use the handy dotting tool to create five dots in a circle, cure under the lamp and then add a colour dot in the middle to create a beautiful flower.
Glossify Colours used for this design:
Step 6 – Apply the top coat.
Step 7 – Apply cuticle oil, and you’re done!
Finish off with the Naf stuff cuticle oil to ensure your cuticles are super hydrated! The perfect way to finish your nail look.
Will you give this floral nail art a try?
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