GETTING TECHNICAL WITH JADE EVANGELOU
A Question and Answer session with Jade Evangelou - Louella Belle Educator.
Q Do you need a C curve tool to create the perfect C curve? A Depending on the clients request, there are many ways you can create a C curve in a nail extension.
For creating the perfect C curve, I find using Artistic Sani Tongs help me to achieve a central curve and dowling tools for the free edge. However for a more relaxed C curve I find using my thumb works well.
Q A Few of my clients are experiencing lifting after a week with gel polish, how can I fix this?
A There are many reasons gel polish may lift after a week. It’s important to ensure that the nail is prepared
thoroughly. Make sure you are using a good cuticle tool, I love the Artistic Diamond Cuticle Pusher, this is really sharp and effective at removing invisible cuticle which has attached to the nail plate. Prior to gel polish application it is also important to use a good cleanser and scrub the nail as well as dusting off any debris. At this point I make a point of asking the client not to touch their face and keep their hands on the desk. Any touching of the face can result in oils being transferred to the nail and contribute to lifting. Taking extra care when applying the polish, not touching the skin as well as capping the free edge of every layer will also help minimise lifting. Ensuring you give good aftercare advice such as: using gloves when doing housework and ensure they don’t miss appointments for removal. Many clients find it difficult to refrain from picking once the nails need to be redone, which really damages the nail making them bendy and consequently resulting in lifting after reapplication.
I’ve just qualified, how do I build my profile as a nail technician? A The best way to build your client base is too start with friends and family, when I first started, I offered
to do people for free till I managed to get my timings done and I was happy with my work. Best of luck on your nail technician journey!
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