What do I need to do to the natural nails in preparation for an acrylic overlay or sculptured nail?
A series of steps to properly prepare the natural nails are important.
Push the cuticles back and remove all ptergyium.
Shape natural nails.
Gently buff the top of the nail plate with a soft Ale to remove the shiny surface.
Dust nail plate with nylon brush.
Dehydrate the nail plate.
prime the nails.
Should I use a sanitation spray on the nails?
No! Sanitation sprays are for the hands before you start your services, not on the nail plate after you have prepared the nails
Should i use a dehydrator?
Yes, after the nail is prepared and dusted, and before the primer is the correct time to use a dehydrator.
What is the purpose of using a dehydrator?
A dehydrator is used to dehydrate the nail plate, removing all the moisture for better retention. There are dehydrators that are stronger than others, so use your common sense when using a dehydrator.
Do i have to use a dehydrator?
NO, this is an option and should not be used if the nails are already very dry.
When do I prime the nail?
After the dusting of the nail plate and use of the dehydrator.