Soft gel extensions have gained popularity in recent years as they offer a durable and natural-looking alternative to acrylic nails. Whether you are a nail technician or simply interested in DIY nail art, this comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of applying soft gel extensions. By following these step-by-step instructions, you'll be able to achieve stunning gel extensions that will leave your nails looking flawless.
1. File and prep your nails. File down the length of your natural nail and lightly buff the surface with a 180 grit file.
2. A clean nail is crucial! Cleanse your nails with alcohol.
3. Size your tips so that each tip fits your finger sidewall to sidewall. If you're in between sizes, always size up and file the sides for a custom fit.
4. Apply Dehydrator to remove any remaining oils from your nail plate.
5. Apply Acid-Free Primer to each of your nails to ensure the longevity of your gel extensions.
6. Apply a single coat of Soft Gel Builder to your nails and cure in Revel Nail's Spectra UV/LED Lamp for 60 seconds.
7. Apply Soft Gel Builder to the underside of the soft gel tip and cure your gel tip to your nail using Revel Nail's Spectra Flash Cure Lamp for 15 seconds.
8. Once all of your gel tips are secure, do a final cure in the Spectra UV/LED Lamp for 60 seconds.
Learning how to apply soft gel extensions is an excellent skill to have for professional nail technicians and DIY enthusiasts alike. By following the step-by-step instructions in this guide, you can achieve stunning, long-lasting gel extensions with a natural and flawless finish. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't be discouraged if your first attempts aren't perfect. With time and patience, you'll master the technique of applying soft gel extensions and enjoy beautiful nails you can be proud of.