Nail Extension Courses
On our nail courses you will learn that:
The aim of nail extensions is to create these to be as thin and natural-looking as possible while still ensuring longevity for the client.
When the enhancements are too thick, not only does this cause more stress on the natural nail but it makes the enhancement more prone to service breakdown such as lifting.
Many techs can apply too much product across the whole surface of the nail enhancement and rely on filing to remove it
It is a waste of time and product to apply excess product only to remove straight away.
The one part on the whole enhancement that should be the highest is the apex.
The thickness should also be evenly distributed throughout the nail extension, which can be mastered by controlling the application with the brush and correct finish filing.
A salon length nail should be the thickness of credit card at the free edge (approximately .03 inches)..
The apex doesn’t need to be a too high.
Around twice as thick as at the free edge is enough for a salon wearable nail. From the cuticle to apex should just be a gradual incline, with the upper arch coming out in a straight line to the free edge.
When creating enhancements, the thicker the free edge the more pressure is on it. Gravity and the extra weight of product will pull it down.
Also when applying gel polish or a design on top of an enhancement there are extra layers being applied. This will naturally make the enhancement thicker, so must be taken into consideration when filing the enhancement and take the free edge marginally thinner than usual to compensate for the additional layers.
At infill stage make sure you remove enough product before adding more. Many techs do not remove enough product and then reapply, doubling the thickness of the enhancement at the infill stage making it look bulky.