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Re: artificial nails-tips with overlay

Re: artificial nails-tips with overlay

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Posted by Marti on December 02, 2000 at 19:04:43:

In Reply to: artificial nails-tips with overlay posted by Susan G on December 01, 2000 at 23:07:30:

: I've worn artificial nails with overlay for about 15 years now. I find lately the've been lifting a great deal. Mu manicurist says it's due to using moisterizers. Do you think this is the cause and if so, would another manicurist's products be any different? I love the look of the nails, expecially because I never was able to grow my own. The problem is, I can't stand having to baby them, and having them break in between 'fills'. Thanks for any advice!
: susan

To begin with, if the nail tech prepares the nail plate properly, applies the product using the correct mix ratio, and applies from free edge back toward the cuticle, you won't have any lifting. Lotions, oils and water will not cause lifting; it will only aggrivate lifting if it is already present. When nail enhancement products 'cure' they will slightly shrink and grip the nail plate with an air-tight seal. Improper preparation will not completely remove all traces of translucent skin ('cuticle' )from the surface of the natural nail plate. The prep product will temporarily dehydrate the nail plate layers by removing all traces of natural moisture and some of the oils inherrant to the nail plate. The primer will remove the rest of the oils and act like double-sided sticky tape to adhere the acrylic to the nail plate. If you want to know what the correct procedure steps are, you can go to my website and print them out. They are on the 'acrylic' page which can be reached by first clicking on the 'artificial nails' button, then on the 'acrylic' link on that page. I have worn enhancements since 1977 - I always perform the correct procedures and take my time to do a proper application. Most of my clients come in every 3-4 weeks and don't have lifting. Many times, the technician will blame the client for service breakdown, when in all actuality, 90% of the problems can be traced back to sloppy work habits.

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