Style & Inspiration

Nail Tip and Nail Shape

30 Sep , 2019  

Hi, I’m Susie, so many of you, have noticed that I use forms. I’ve used them my whole career, but there are tips out there and a lot of you are more familiar with the tips I’m going to show you today the difference between tips and form application. Let’s get started the nice thing about being business. For so long. Is I’ve collected lots of stuff over the years and some I’ve never used, and now let’s come in handy, so I went through my collection. I’ve actually got a good assortment of tips here that I can show you I put it on this black pad, so you can see it here.
I’ve got two clear, there’s natural with a well natural without the well. I’ve got the French tip and the extreme white, which is very square, see that how nice and square that is more of a new style. They don’t usually do that and this one’s a bit tapered, okay, so which one will I use? You can see this one here see this one with the well in the back. I particularly don’t like these, because when they put them on, I gotta, think gluing and nailing near. The stress point is not the strongest method, and this is a very long well. So when that’s on there, most of that is glue and then, when you put your acrylic on it’s only this part of the acrylic, that’s actually attached to the natural nail plate. So I like or this style. I prefer to go for this shape here, which, as you can see, that very strong see curved smile line right and that when you place it on there now, you’ve got a lot of the nail plate that you can put. The acrylic on enemy glue is just the very tip of your finger and just the sides. I’m gonna pick a clear tip because I’m gonna use the baby-boomer French technique that I did before and my that’s what’s underneath his polish and the white would interfere with that colour that I’m trying to create with a nice gentle fade. So I’m going to use it clear, so it has any advantage that I can do a color on top and it won’t have any colour from the bottom coming through. Okay. So when you’re fitting a tip my nails by the way, I’ve taken them off and they’re all naked ready to go for you and one I’ll put a form on and the other I’m going to show you a tip now when sizing a tip. You look at these points here and this this smile line curve that goes in there like that and what you’re trying to do is fit it on to the tip I’ll show it for the sideways camera too, when you’re fitting it on okay, the idea is, you Want to put a little bit of glue under here or in the tip of your nail, and you want to fit it on and hold it ever so gently in the right angle.
If you don’t hold it in the right angle, it glues instantly. So you got to be on your game right away if the glue sets and and the tip is in the wrong angle, ooh that ain’t gonna look good now when sizing the higher the number, and you can see that little number, it’s really really tiny. It’s on the underside of the tip of the nail, the lower the number, the bigger the size of the tip. This is number two, this big one and this one as it gets smaller this one’s number five. So I’m going to show you the difference. Number two fitting this index finger: you can see it’s too big, see the corners just sits off way too far. This is a number five and I find it just a little bit too big see how the sides go off like that. If you press it down and you want to press it down in the center onto the tip here, you don’t want a gap. You don’t want the sides to attach and then have a gap. There see that that’d be awful that has to touch on there, so the five is actually a little bit too big still, but the six, I think, is going to fit quite nicely. So what I’m? Looking for I’m holding it with my other fingers, you can see I’m making sure that this is lining up with my natural nail tips shrink a little bit as all these products. Do they shrink a little bit when they go on the nail, so the tip is better to be a little bit on the bigger side than fitting a smaller tip. You don’t want to put a smaller tip on there, because if it shrinks a little, then it’s too small. So sometimes, if you find, when you’re setting it on your nail and it’s a little bit wider, you can take a bit of the file and you can just file the tips in a little bit just to bring the tip in like that on. Both sides are very easy to file ever so gently just to bring it up a little bit to fit so here’s my little glue and the glue is like crazy glue right. It glues, really fast. I’m gonna put a little bit of glue in the well.
Now I find the less glue, the better the stick. It doesn’t like to be doused in glue. Sometimes I will do this. It’s easier, sometimes to place it more straight. On gives you a better advantage, it’s feeling pretty good. It’s looking good just gonna hold it down, make sure he’s happy yeah. So, just before you put your acrylic on, you need to buff the surface of this tip. Just as your natural nail was buff, you want to buff the tip which is taking away that shine there. We go I’m going to make this the baby-boomer French technique. That’s what all my other nails are in underneath here now that you’ve got the tip buffed. You just start laying down your design, and in this case it’s the French baby boomer. Now I’m going to make these almond so I’ll shape them up later. I do it in three colors I like the blend of the three color and then I put a really nice blend of the pink on the nail plate. Just a little quick tip. Is you don’t want any of your product to touch the skin? Now, I’m going to show you the difference with the form. Okay, here’s my form – and I am really used to forms forms, take a little bit more skill and using because it places under over the tip placed on top of my nail plate. This is going to place under the nail plate we’re going to remove this when we’re done, so you want to bend it just like the tip was kind of bent and you’ve got that nice. This smile line in here we’re gonna curve it a little bit and we’re just gonna slide it under my nacho mail watching the high pony came underneath I’ve got really high ones. That’s the little skin underneath the nail there’s a very sensitive area. It can be careful about that now, as you can see. If this form placement had the same flow as the tip as far as the arch goes, that’s how my form is okay, making sure there’s no gap. Just like I made sure there was no gap with the tip I’m gonna do the same design as I just did with the tip. So again. Essentially, these are the same outcome, we’re just getting into it a little bit of a different way to save the nail technician. A few extra steps, if you’re not trained on doing a form, a tip is a sure way to just kind of fill in the blanks for you, these guys the same length So it’s the same process from here.
I’ve put the form on and I’m just building the colors I’ve put the tip on, and I just built my colors they’re, essentially the same okay, just making sure I got my arch okay there I go wait for these to dry and now I’m going to sculpt them, so I filed these up completely these two This is my favorite sculpting shaping file These are 100 100’s they’re great Then I’m going to move it down to a this one’s a 180 to a 240, the higher the number, the softer the grit By doing that higher number grit, the smoother it’s gonna get I’m really focusing around the cuticles because of the polish application I want to be nice and smooth and then I’m gonna go to my softest file Okay and now I’m going to boil these up just douse the cuticle with oil and then Asajj it in get rid of all the icky dust Now, before I polish, I wash my hands thoroughly to get rid of this oil and all the extra dust before I polish So the nail technician is doing a good job The outcome should be the same They should both be beautiful, whether using forms or tips A choice between former tips really is a nail technicians choice I prefer the form, because I can take a form and I can apply it to a natural nail of any condition any shape Whatever the natural nail is giving me, I can put a form on it, but a tip is a little bit more difficult to glue a tip to a natural nail if there’s nothing there or if it’s miss shaped or if it’s very uneven on the end If there’s nothing ready to apply the tip to you, can’t really do it, but a form because you’re going underneath, no matter what the natural nail plate is offering you can put anything on top of it, the tip you need something, a foundation to glue it to You don’t always have that, so it really is a nail technicians, choice of which one that he or she prefers to put on you Let’s take a look at those reveal shots, so there you go tips versus forms which one to choose It’s your nail: techs personal preference and whatever you’re looking for in a nail technician, look for good quality work and they can get that by using forms or a tip whatever their professional preference is stop these soon

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