Understanding the Arch: How to Sculpt an Apex

Placement is the key to strong and natural-looking enhancements. Here, a seven step tutorial to perfecting the apex using gel.

how to sculpt apex

钉子的顶点是魔法发生的地方。应用增强后,通过在钉子的应力区域上建立最厚的产品来创建顶点;该区域通常位于指甲床的中间和自然钉自由边缘(取决于增强的长度)是最常发生的断裂。

拱顶的顶部从顶点开始,或者是指甲的最高点。从顶点开始,产品应该逐渐逐渐逐渐逐渐逐渐逐渐逐渐逐渐逐渐变细至尖端(下拱)的薄层。产品还应过度地从顶点朝向角芯片和顶部过渡到侧壁上。正确完成后,周边的产品可以是信用卡薄而柔韧,而不包含强度。

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Shaping and filing this transition correctly is just as important as accurate apex placement. An unbalanced curve or a flat, steep slope can look awkward. It’s also important to be mindful of the nail’s lateral structure, or the sides of the enhancement as they extend from the nail grooves beyond the finger. A compromised lateral structure can weaken the strength provided by even the best-built arch. The enhancement should always extend straight out from the natural nail sidewalls before taking on the desired tip shape. Here, how to create the perfect arch with gel.

how to sculpt apex

1.准备传统凝胶应用的钉子。申请形式and, using builder gel, apply a thin layer to the nail. Flash cure for 10 to 30 seconds depending on the gel used.

how to sculpt apex

2. Using a sheer white builder gel, sculpt the extension and cure. Then, brush a thin coat of clear builder gel over the entire nail surface and extension butdo notcure. The uncured gel will help the next ball of gel level more easily.

how to sculpt apex

3. Pick up a ball of builder gel. Gently roll the gel off the brush and onto the nail where you want the apex (over the stress area). The stress area is usually one-half to two-thirds way between the cuticle and natural-nail free edge. For longer extensions, move the apex forward slightly toward the tip to add extra strength. (Note: Remember to adjust the location of the apex when the client returns for a fill, as this thicker portion of product will move toward the tip as the nail grows.)

how to sculpt apex

4.使用刷子的非常边缘或角落,轻轻引导凝胶从一侧到侧面,然后返回到均匀的厚度和完善的形状。尽可能地保持刷子与凝胶接触的刷子,轻轻漂浮并将产品指向周边。尖端可能需要另一个凝胶珠。

how to sculpt apex

5. Observe the nail to check that the apex is the highest point of the enhancement from all views. If you’re unable to achieve the desired shape, flash cure and repeat steps 3 and 4.

how to sculpt apex

6.完全固化,取出表格并清洁凝胶。锉刀侧面,使其直接从侧壁上延伸并完善尖端的形状。

how to sculpt apex

7. Then, file the nail’s surface until it is balanced from side to side and front to back. The product should transition smoothly from the apex to the tip, cuticle and sidewalls. (Note: Draw the file upwards, from the sides of the nail toward the center, to help achieve a consistent convex shape from the cuticle to the tip.)

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-Leslie Henry is a business development executive, licensed nail tech and the blogger behindworkplaypolish.com

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[Images: Photos by Armando Sanchez; Nails by Melanie Visser]

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