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Erica Turley Nail Artist

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I get many messages from potential/new purchasers asking me that they want an appointment with me, but they don’t actually know what it’s precisely that they want/need! It’s really easy to get carried away with nail jargon when your a tech and typically you overlook that not everybody is aware of as a lot as you a few service. So right here’s some easy explanations as to what these three service choices are and why you’ll select to have them…


Extensions or “enhancements” are merely extending the size of your pure nail. I exploit acrylic to make an extension of the nail size. I’m twin skilled as in I’m certified to create extensions with arduous gel in addition to acrylic, but my ability stage in acrylic far outweighs that of gel, so I exploit acrylic. I sculpt each set I do relatively than glueing a tip on. This is solely my choice, I’m garbage in terms of nail glue and I simply find yourself sticking my very own fingers collectively so for each you and I, – belief me, sculpting is the higher possibility! Now in case you’ve ever booked an appointment with me for extensions, you’ll know that I’ll talk about with you your preferences, expectations and I may also ask about your life-style and full a consumer care/data sheet (which I do with each new consumer). This is as a result of it’s not all the time sensible to have an especially lengthy set of nails if youve possibly simply had a child or your work consists of numerous typing for instance. However it’s all the time your selection, I’ll simply advise you.

If your not used to extensions, by no means had them earlier than, or are a nail biter, I wouldn’t do an excessive size nail on you. You can all the time construct up over time to an extended size nail however imagine me, if I ever wished to debilitate somebody, placing a set of utmost size nails on them can be the way in which to go! Nail biters have little or no nail to use an enhacement onto so the longer the extension is, the upper the chance of the extension lifting or coming off utterly. There’s the kind of extension the place I create the size and form with acrylic after which paint on prime, or there’s the usage of colored acrylic. With colored acrylic I personally discover when submitting/shaping you may get a very sharp tight end to the nail. When you apply gel polish, it could possibly spherical off the sharpness considerably. Maintaining each is sort of completely different. Extensions with gel polish could be very simple at upkeep appointments, I file off the gel polish, full an infill and re stability of the enhancement and re polish. Coloured acrylic, it takes a bit extra submitting to take away the colored acrylic to its clear base, after which its redesign once more. Extensions must be maintained in case you want to hold them up. It’s so necessary to attend upkeep appointments and what ever you do, DO NOT PICK, BITE OR PULL AT YOUR EXTENSIONS, furthermore, DO NOT GLUE ANY LIFTING DOWN! It’s so tempting to push your upkeep appointments whether or not it’s resulting from lack of time, and even cash, however making an attempt to increase the longevity of an extension isn’t a good suggestion. If you expertise lifting of an enhancement, micro organism can fester at midnight damp setting and once you glue a lifted nail down, you present such micro organism with an expensive new dwelling the place it fortunately breeds and causes havoc along with your pure nail – turning it an unpleasant inexperienced and even black color! Gross I do know, however true. Fortunately this isn’t a everlasting colouring and it’ll develop out if it hasn’t already come off the nail. Maintenance appointments are a most of 4 weeks.

So to maintain your pure nails wholesome, it’s good to take excellent care of your enhanced nails! It could take a while to get used to the brand new size of your nails, but attempt to defend them by sporting rubber gloves when cleansing for instance. Although they really feel very arduous, they’ll break like a pure nail if not handled with respect.

Gel nails…

Gel nails to me imply one in every of two issues. This may both be gel polish, or gel extensions. The gel for extensions is a “hard gel” and gel polish is a “soft gel”. It’s utility and objective is totally completely different, albeit coming from the identical household as such. I get a number of individuals asking for gel nails, when the truth is most of the time it’s a gel polish they’re after. Sometimes numerous my reserving work is like being a detective… is that gel polish or a gel extension? Have you bought a lot size to your pure nail/do you chunk your nails? What are the situation of your nails like? – these possibly poignant but they maintain numerous data as to what service possibly finest for you. Gel polish will final weeks and could be very fast and straightforward to use. It will give the pure nail some added stability, but it is not going to stop a break if undergone trauma. For some, gel polish is all they should assist develop their nails lengthy, for others one thing a bit of stronger is required….


Overlays are superior for individuals who actually battle rising their nails. An overlay is both acrylic or arduous gel utilized onto the pure nail however NOT extending the size. Again, I desire acrylic for this but I do use arduous gel on events. Overlays might be completed with varnish/gel polish or the usage of colored acrylic. Overlays want the identical quantity of consideration as extensions. Maintenance appointments are so crucial and it’s essential to attend these to maintain your pure nail wholesome. So all in all, what ever service you require/would love, please take care of your beautiful nails! Treat them like jewels, not instruments! I hope the above has made service choices a bit of clearer and straightforward to know, all my pricing and knowledge is on my Facebook web page, my web site will up and operating quickly, if you need an appointment with me both message me through Facebook or drop me a textual content!

Love to you all,

Erica Turley – Nail Artist ❤️

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