On a certain level, manicure quits being just a hygienic and beauty procedure and becomes a kind of art. Nails fashion progressively brings new ideas and demands which must be met by masters of manicure. Women, and sometimes men, no longer want to have just well-groomed and colored nails. Fashionmongers all over the world create an amazing demand for nail extensions, piercing, nail tattoos and other kinds of manicure luxuries. All of them belong to the group of special nail tasks which are performed only by the most qualified manicurists.
Nail extensions are the most popular tasks among a wide variety of special nail tasks nowadays. Their popularity can be easily explained. The majority of women dream of beautiful nails, however many of them cannot grow their nails to the desired length because of different internal problems and peculiarities of their health. And nail extensions are able to provide every woman with long, strong and natural-like nails for all their lives. So, for many manicurists' clients this solution has become became a dream that came true.
Not in vain nail extensions are referred to as special nail tasks. The procedure is rather complicated and demands good skills and attention. As a matter of fact it usually takes several steps to apply nail extensions.
Before the application, master should carefully wipe off all the dirt, oil and other spew from the nails. Nails must be absolutely clear. Then paper tips are applied in order to make up the shape of would-be nails. The next step is the most complicated one because it includes the application itself.
Gel or acryl (depending on the chosen type of nail extensions) is applied very carefully with special synthetic brush. The procedure demands three coat applications. The first coat must be very thin, and the second one is thicker. The last coat is also thick, and while applying the third coat, gel or acryl is not distributed evenly: the most vulnerable part of nail ("arching part") is covered with the thicker coat. After each coating nails must be completely cured. After the last coat is cured, the odds of gel or acryl are wiped off with special alcohol solution.
Manicure professionals advise using gel nail extensions because they are more reliable than the acryl ones. Besides, acryl nails may cause a greater number of problems.
If applied jauntily, acryl may get in touch with skin which is very sensitive around nails. It may cause allergic reactions even if a client does not suffer from acryl allergy. So, acryl damages skin and may provoke certain reactions on nail polish or varnish remover, or any other solution used during manicure procedure. If you feel pain or see redness on your skin after nail extensions application, consult your doctor in order to avoid possible problems.
Do not apply nail extensions on broken nails. A broken or cracked nail may not sustain the weight of this extension. Professionals advise to cover broken nails with a coat of gel without applying nail extensions.
Another nails fashion trend provides recommendations to peirce nails in order to have an exclusive look. Nail piercing is also one of the special nail tasks. Here are some tips on nails piercing that you should take into account:
-Do not pierce weak and damaged nails.
-Make piercing in the upper part of a nail - then it would be easy to cut off the pierced piece of your nail without shortening nails' length.
-Apply thick coat of nail polish before piercing in order not to damage your nail during the procedure.
-Do not make piercing close to nail's edges.
In conclusion it's true that special nail tasks demand very good manicurist's skills due to their complexity. So, think twice before putting your nails into a master's hands. Professionalism is the only guarantee of success of this procedure.