In today’s video, I want to show you how to seal the natural nails like they’ve never had a product before. And for this lesson, I took one for the team and used my own nails and removed all of the gel nail product. Of course, there may be a little teeny tiny bit of damage and you kind of can’t see it because I did use a nail strengthener and I’ll show you what kind in a moment.
But what I want to show you is how to seal the nails as if they’ve never had product before. OK, so if you’re like… How do I get rid of these, … striations or line breaks in the keratin? I’m going to show you how to do that. And by this method that I will show you, you will essentially sealing the natural nail back up.
So first you want to start off with a nail, strengthener. I’m using the nail hardener by Fiote, which is a brand that’s available at Zillabeau.
Do 2 layers, and let dry. Prior to this step you did not have to over buff the nails. This is because this nail hardener will act as a protective layer so I’m that I’m not over filing my nails. So let’s just say, that you just remove your gel. What I want you to do after removing your gel or the client’s gel nails, is to then go ahead and apply to coats of a nail strengthener product. It can be any kind.
I’m not really going to be doing cuticle work in this demonstration, but if you were doing your cuticle work, you can go ahead and remove the gel, then do your cuticle work and then apply 2 coats of strengthener.
OK, so after you’ve done all those steps, you are going to grab your files (and files are going to be very important) I couldn’t find one brand that kind of had everything that I needed… so I’m going to be using Vetro and Leafgel.
Both of these brands offer high quality files and if you can afford to buy these brands for your clients… these are excellent.
From gel nail brand Vetro, I’m going to just be using the Emery board, which is like a 200 or 180 created, very gentle natural nail board file. I’m also going to be using their shiner. This is like a four hundred grit here, and the other side is the shiner. So if you rub this on the nail back and forth really, really fast, it’ll really give you like a shine finish.
But you got to work your way to this and you can I just start buffing the nail like this and expect to get a shiny finish just by jumping into the Shinar part. You have to kind of work your way through this, OK? And I’m going to show you how to do that. And I’m also going to be using the leaves, your sponge buffers. So first is a two hundred twenty two hundred eighty three and then the one hundred or one hundred and eighty grid.
So one side is 180, the other the other side is one hundred the same here 280, and the rougher side is 220. All right. So once your nail strength inner, whichever brown you want to use is set on your nails, you are then going to file your nails into shape. Now, I’m not going to give them a very perfect shape because I want to leave that for my training tomorrow. So I’m just going to give them like a shaping that’s not too rigid, like pointed like right now.
OK, I’m going to go in one direction so as to not split my now and you’re going to go ahead and do your shape being on hold and fingernails. All right, so again, nothing like decisive on my shopping, nothing that I’m going for here, I’m just trying to remove the points from the nail. Again, I want to leave the shaping to my trading tomorrow. However, if you’re interested in learning how to shape your nails, your natural nails in five different ways and do check out this video that I created showing you how to do that step by step.
It’s really good. All right. Negs, where you wanted to is graph your 101 any great. Now, I’m a little scared to use the rougher side, even though this is a very good quality file or buffer, it’s not really going to be too gritty where it damages my nail, but I’m just barely going to go over my nails just to make sure it’s nice and smooth. There’s no light gritty part or anything like that, OK? Nothing rough, nothing sticking up.
And I’m only going to do that more like in the fridge from the fridge towards like the center of the now because I do have a new nail growth here that I kind of do not want to touch. So again, just very gentle. I’m letting the grit, this sponge buffer, this high quality sponge buffer to all of the work. For me, it’s only like two thirds of the nail. After that, I’m going to take the more gentle side so the less rough side, which is the one hundred and eighty grid side and this one I’m going to do also like two thirds of the nails, but I’m going to be a little bit more aggressive.
Not too much is going to use a little bit more pressure. I need to smooth out this part here so I use rougher side real quick and then just continue. Do this on all ten fingers. Again, two thirds of the way rich till about there, don’t touch them. You know, with the rougher there’s one hundred grit, either one hundred or 180 grit. Don’t touch the new growth here. Just keep on the weather. Your job products that.
All right, so we’ve done the 100 180 grid speech before on all ten fingernails that can be really gentle when using that buffer. It’s a high quality buffer. It’s not going to damage your nose as far as like the grid is concerned, like it’s not super rocky, but by doing it excessively over the nail, even with nail strength and wrong with that, two codes you’re going to wear off the strength in and get to your now and then head down.
OK, this is all to protect your natural nails, but at the same time seal them back up as if they didn’t have product prior. So here’s the final result of having done that step. And now what you’re going to do is take your two hundred twenty two hundred eighty grids and start with the quarter side and then move on to the softer side. So I believe the coursers side is back here. So I’m going to go ahead and buff the nails again two thirds of the way, because I do have new growth I don’t want to touch right here.
So I don’t want to touch any new growth and keep going two thirds of the way to this on all ten finger nails and gentle, but kind of fast passes there. All right, now, this may seem a little tedious, and you’re probably like, Paula, do I really have to do each side? And the answer is yes. If you want to get a high shine finish and really seal the natural nails, then you just have to go through all of the processes and kind of come down to the SHINAR, which is like a one thousand grid.
It’s really, really fine. So again, we started with one hundred and one eighty, then at 220 and 280, and then soon we’re going to be moving to the it’s like one hundred ish. Four hundred ish. And then I think this is like a one thousand and we should be able to get a high shine finish. So yes, you have to go through the process. OK, so now it’s time to do the two 80. Do it on all 10 finger nails.
And remember to just to two thirds of the nails. Use some pressure and be diligent around. The site was. So at this point, you should have no feeling of anything, everything should be nice and smooth and you’re ready to move on to your shining. But first of all, we’re going to start with this green area, which is, again, like a four hundred grid, very, very gentle to the shining portion now. So let’s begin.
We’re going to just do the same thing. But guess what? Now you get to do it on the entire now because this is very gentle. So it’s actually not going to do more than just remove the shine from the natural. Now, do it on all 10 fingers and you can again start applying some pressure, especially on the growth on the part with the where the gel was. Very find us you’re going to get from this because, again, it’s not cause, but it is removing shine from the new, the entire now has to be pressed with this green bumper if you want the shiny final effect.
Really get around the critical area sidewalls, go ahead and do this on all 10 fingers. All right, so I’ve gone and use this, the green buffer on all of the nails. I’ve applied some pressure, as you can see, look like a claw did or something. But I made sure that there was almost like no signs of you see these like little damage on the nail, the wide splitting or anything like that. No big deal of there is still like some markings.
As long as you cannot peel it like you see. Yeah, looks a little indented, but I cannot peel those. These are these layers are not coming up. And this is the whole purpose of this video was to like seal the nails so that, like, nothing can get snagged as it goes out and you can just strengthen these with your nails strengthened or or if you’re using like a system like IBEX, you can actually do it right now and apply it.
But again, we’re assuming like this is a client or these are your nails and you’re doing like a final shiny ball for a manicure. And you really want to see other nails as if, you know, they never kind of had, you know, splitting or ridges or striations coming apart at the very end. So now superexcited is time to use the shiny buffer and the way you do this or else I’m going to go ahead and take a little bit of alcohol solution or cleanser or whatever you have just a tiny bit.
And I’m going to get rid of the dust I already did with my brush, my dry brush. You can also wash your hands at this point, but I’m just going to take a little alcohol and kind of really get in there, just kind of dust it off with the alcohol a little bit. So, again, you’re sealing the nails, so there will be like no breaks, no cracks, nothing like that. So I’m just getting rid of the dust.
Just so everything is nice and clear and it doesn’t get in the way of our shining. All right, so much better. And you can see there’s already a shrine to the nails to see that it’s pretty cool, actually, just by using that four hundred week pressure and really shimmying back and forth. So now I’m going to go ahead and grab that shiner. And again, like there’s already like some shine to it. And I haven’t even used the shiner yet.
So let’s do it. You want to apply a lot of pressure. You want to do long and fast strokes, OK? And this is going to really seal the deal. You should be able to hear like a little bit of squeaky ness, and that’s letting you know that you’re definitely doing it right. All right. So this is how I used to finish my client services. If they didn’t even win like a clear code or if I wasn’t offering a clear code, then I would bring their nose to a finish like this.
All 10 fingers are going to apply pressure. And there you have it. This is how you would seal the news with your shiny or your shining buffer. You got to bring it all the way down to the smooth side. So you’re starting with 180 or 100, 180 and then 220 to 280 and then four hundred. And the one thousand or the shiny four. And again, you can stop at at four hundred and then apply your job application or maybe apply your now in again.
Again, that is if you are going to apply something on the news or after doing the horn grid. Right. The semi fine grid you’re going to move on to again. Job-Based No. Harner or if you’re doing an IP Eyeborgs system then that’s the time when you would otherwise if you’re just leaving the news, where then you’re going to just leave it at the high and finish. The nails are sealed. There’s nothing there’s not a groove. There’s not a crevice.
Finally you would just do your cuticle oil and then wash your hands if you haven’t already.
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