Ever since I started training, I found that I was a bit heavy handed with the sculpture gel and brush and as a result, it ended up a bit uneven. One of the main services that I will be offering as a nail technician will be extensions, so I am determined to get perfect as soon as I can.
I started to practice on tips attached to my freaky fake hand and eventually I felt confident enough to have a go on my myself, and here is the result of my first solo attempt (without the supervision of my tutor Emma from Taunton Nail Training).
|Shame about the flash on this one, but you get the idea.|
I actually feel happier with the right hand which I was surprised with as I am very much a right hander, but maybe the extra concentration paid off after all.
The pictures above were taken 5 days after I carried out the treatment, and they are still staying strong, however I have learnt the following:
- I need to working on practicing my filing and shaping of the extension as some are more oval than others.
- I need to make sure that all nails are the same length as a couple are a little longer than others.
- Until I build up my experience I need to level the finish a little better and they aren't as even as I would like them to be, although they certainly aren't bad for a first attempt.
- I have to practice the 'rock on' tip gluing method a bit more as the ring finger on my left hand has an air bubble, which shows under the gel and could compromise the finish and staying power of that nail.
As always, let me know if you have any improvement suggestions as I want to get really good at this, and constructive feedback is vital.