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Gel nails are a perfect idea for women who do not want to spend a lot of time on a home manicure. The gel on the tips or template guarantees that the nails will be kept in perfect condition for several weeks. Then you just need to refill your nails. You can make gel nails in a manicure salon or at home. Read how to make gel nails step by step and learn how to remove them.

Gel nailsare perfect for people with short, brittle and weak nails.How to make them?You can use two methods - make a gel manicure on a template (we model the nail directly on our plate, extending it with a template) or on tips - we cover the tips with gel.

Gel nailscan be made at home or in a professional salonmanicure . Like any beauty treatment, making gel nails on tips or templates is time-consuming and requires a lot of practice. Putting on tips and covering them with gel takes a good few hours, but the effects last up to several weeks.

How much does it cost to make gel nails?

The price of gel nails ranges from PLN 100 to PLN 160 (depending on the city and salon). The cost of refilling gel nails is PLN 90 - 130.

What do you need to make gel nails?

  • Files of various weights, cubes.
  • Tip glue (with a stencil method - not needed).
  • Tips or stencils.
  • Liquid for washing mass - cleaner.
  • Primer (necessary for a problematic nail plate, e.g. very greasy).
  • Gel - single-phase (we use the same gel to make 3 layers on the nail), three-phase (we use 3 types of gels - deck, builder, topcoat / shine).
  • UV lamp.
  • Guillotine for shortening tips.
  • Gel brush.
  • Cuticle oil.
  • Disinfectant.
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How to make gel nails step by step?

  1. Disinfect your hands, prepare the nail plate - cut the nails briefly, gently mat with a file and a dice. We remove the cuticles with a stick.Degrease with a liquid (cleaner). If necessary, we apply the primer (only on the natural nail plate).
  2. Primer increases the adhesion of the gel to the nail plate. In the case oftips , we adjust their shape to our nail plate. In the case of the template, we also properly adjust it to our plate.
  3. Ontipsyas well as ontemplatewe apply / model the gel. Warning! the gel must not touch the cuticles (they cannot be "poured").
  4. Apply the gel in thin layers. The first layer covers the entire tips (in the case of a template, the first layer builds the shape and length of the nail). The second layer is to shape the so-called " Ccurve", that is, to give it a perfect shape. Third - finishing. Each layer must be cured in a UV lamp (depending on the type of gel from 2 to 3 minutes) and washed with a cleaner.
  5. After the second hardened layer, gently saw the nail giving it its final shape. The third layer does not need to be sawn, thanks to which the nail will shine beautifully.
  6. Finally, apply the olive to the skins.

How to make tipsy?

  1. We glue the tips with a special glue designed for this purpose.
  2. We shorten the nails with a guillotine as needed. We give them shape.
  3. Matting the tips - remove the fault between the tips and the natural plate with a fine-grained file.
  4. After putting on the tips, you can start applying the gel.

How to make gel nails on a mold?

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How to take off gel nails? How to supplement them?

Nails under the gelgrow nicely, which means that after about 2-4 weeks (depending on the individual nail growth) they should be refilled. If the nails do not meet your expectations, they can be completely removed. They are most often filed with files, but very delicately and skillfully so as not to damage the natural nail plate.


How to take care of your nails?

  • Remember about hygiene during the treatment.
  • Work on proven, recommended and fresh products.
  • Never apply tips on sick, notched / wavy or aching nails. The nail must be he althy, without discoloration or sore spots.
  • If you don't feel up to doing your nails yourself, use the services of a qualified nail stylist or take a professional course.
  • During everyday activities and duties, remember that nails must not come into direct contact with acetone remover and detergents. Under the influence of chemical substances (solvents), tips have the right to dissolve / damage or fall off.
  • Everyoneon the daytake care of your hands . Brush the cuticles with olive oil, apply the cream all over your hands, use protective gloves for housework, and your nails will look beautiful for a long time.

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