If lifting is the bane of your career, then it may be as simple as using the right tool in the right way.
There are 7 things that can cause lifting:
- Non-living tissue still on the nail plate
- not removing contaminants and dehydrating nail plate properly
- Incorrect application of Primer
- Incorrect Mix ratio
- Touched the surrounding skin
- … Another Nail Tech mistake…
- … A common issue on holiday!
There are other Blog Posts that can offer valuable tips on Mix Ratio and Primer use over at www.rebeccaorme.com, click the links above to go check them out later, but in this post lets deal with the 1 number 1 cause of lifting…improper PREP.
If you attend one of our workshops at Nails and Co. this topic comes up all the time, and we tackle it head on! Watching you work is the first job, if you are in front of one of our educators, we can spot where we can help you within a few minutes, across the net its a bit more difficult as tech’s tend to start with “I’m doing everything as it says in the manual / as I was taught” …now that doesn’t help us to help you… so breaking it down is where we begin.
You must begin by creating a clean and dehydrated nail plate – any product won’t adhere to non-living tissue, a contaminated or oily surface.
So other than using the ‘cleansing/dehydrating’ product within the product brand you use, (Mystic Nails has ‘Nail Prep’) You need to remove all non-living tissue from the nail plate, otherwise known as cuticle.
The best tool for this job, we actually have recommended for over 10 years is the ProPusher. A double ended, dual tool, that when used correctly, does all of the work for you, and you can send your client away KNOWING your prep was on point.
- Gently push back the eponychium with the spoon end of the ProPusher.
For more ore tips on the other causes of lifting take a look at more o& our blog posts.
If you really want some in depth knowledge, about the chemicals, ingredients, reasons and practical solutions that will solve these issues once and for all (and to find out what causes number 6 and 7 are and how to solve those issues too) check out the soon to be released videos from Nails and Co’s International Educator Rebecca Orme.