how to do acrylic nails using absolut acrylics products

Basic Nail Info

  • Your nail in made up of 7 layers
  • If you damage the base of your nail it cannot be fixed it just has to grow out
  • If nail peels, splits, cracks, is discolored, or brittle it is due to a vitamin deficency
  • If pink spot occurs in nail it is caused by over filling. Nail has to grow out to repair itself
  • Hang nails are caused but unkept cuticles
  • Always cut cuticles in the direction in which they grow
  • Always cut toes straight across to prevent ingrown toenails
  • For a more natural look when putting on artificial nails do not make the white part longer than the base or pink part of the nail
  • The line where the pink and the white part of the nail meet is called the smile line
  • Nail fungus, usually black, green, or brown, might smell.. file nail as close to natural nail as possible if the spot is still there cure it with Dr.G's nail solution. Then put nail on as usual. You can also use it on top of nail and around the edges. If it doesn't clear up after awhile recommend to client to remove nail until it has cleared up, throw file away when done
  • Some people cannot wear gel nails if you find that there is lifting along the edges of the nail as well as the middle of the nail try using two bonds (bond aid) and a gel bond . If problem still occurs it means the nail bed is too oily and the bond wont work properly, recommend acrylic. product should not peel off in chunks
  • Always make sure as your putting the gel or acrylic on that nothing touches the cuticle. use a pin , or a toothpick and swipe along cuticle area (works great)


Step to step for manicures

  1. Soak clients hands in warm soapy water
  2. Take one hand at a time and remove all polish
  3. Use cleaner and swipe each nail
  4. File edges and top of nail and shape nails the same length and width
  5. Use a cuticle remover if cuticles are really bad or just a cuticle pusher and gently push cuticles back till a half moon is showing
  6. Clip cuticles if needed
  7. Buff nails until smooth
  8. Apply polish
  9. Apply cuticle oil
  10. Apply hand lotion

Step by step to acrylic nails

  1. Prepare nail-remove polish, shape the nail, push cuticles back
  2. Glue on tip
  3. Cut tip, shape and file to desired look
  4. Apply bond aid/ or bond ex
  5. Dip brush in liquid then touch powder to form a ball
  6. Spread ball starting in middle of nail, push towards cuticle (try to get as close to cuticle without touching it)
  7. Keep adding acrylic until a nice curve has formed
  8. Make sure all edges have product on them/check from all angles
  9. File nail all over until all ridges are gone and top is smooth
  10. Buff nails
  11. Apply shiny sealant or top coat of polish

Step by step to sculpting acrylic Nails

  1. Prepare nail- remove polish, shape the nail, and push back the cuticles
  2. Put on a form- make sure it fits all the way across the tip of the nailĀ 
  3. Apply bond aid or bond ex
  4. Dip brush in liquid then touch powder to form a ball
  5. If doing french tips, dip in white powder first and start at smile line and brush outward to from the tip
  6. Then pink for the base and clear over entire nail
  7. Keep adding clear until a nice curve has formed
  8. Make sure all edges has product on them, check from all edges
  9. File nail all over until all ridges are gone and top is smooth
  10. Buff nails
  11. Apply shiny sealant or top coat of polish
  12. Use cuticle oil and hand lotion


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Comments 2 comments

Edith 6 years ago

You should have a video to go along with the explanations.


marni 6 years ago

A video would do great for beginners..

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