While traditional nail looks of red, pink, and French Manicures will likely never go out of style decorative nail art is starting to become the thing. Nail art takes a lot of time though. Now I know there are people that love to spend time creating those nail designs, but a lot of us don’t have time for them. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I put on a second coat of paint I end up with a sticky mess that just refuses to dry. It can be such a headache, and that’s why I love Jamberry Nails. I get to have amazing designs on my nails without having to worry about drying time. Most people love the look of Jamberry Nails, but before trying them most people want to know about how to apply Jamberry Nails. Today I would like to walk you through the traditional method of the Jamberry Nails application.
How to Apply Jambery Nails – Supplies
When it comes to answering the question of how to apply Jamberry Nails it is important to look at the supplies that are necessary.
- Some sort of heat source – I love our Jamberry Nails Mini-Heater, but any heat source will do. Many people use their hair dryers. I prefer I hands free method, so I started out using my small space heater.
- Cuticle Pusher
- Orange Stick or Tweezers
- Alcohol Wipe
- Dawn Dish Soap
- Nail File
- Nail Scissors or Clippers
- Jamberry Nail Wraps!
Our Jamberry Nails Application Kit is a great purchase to make your application easier. It will include pretty much everything you need. About the only thing that I find it’s missing is a pair of tweezers, but I already had those.
How to Apply Jamberry Nails – Prep
Properly prepping your nails is the most important part of the how to apply your Jamberry Nails process! If you don’t prep your nail correctly than you’re pretty much guaranteed that the wraps won’t stay on. The prep isn’t hard, but you want to make sure you do it right.
1. First shape your nails to your desired look.
2. Push back your cuticles. I recommend getting a spoon cuticle pusher for this. It does a great job of really pushing the cuticles back, and with just a little extra pressure you can easily scrape off any invisible cuticle. Many people have invisible cuticle and don’t know it. The wraps can’t stick to cuticle, so invisible cuticle is often the culprit of bubbles in the wrap.
How to Apply Jamberry Nails – Application
Alright now let’s get to the heart of the how to apply Jamberry Nails process. It’s all about the application now.
1. First you need to find which wrap fits each nail best. It is far better to go too small than too big. To do this place the wrap sheet over your nail and move it around until you find the best sized wrap. You really want a small amount of nail showing all the way around. If you pick a wrap that is too big it will end up on the cuticle or skin and won’t stick properly. You may find that you need to trim a nail to fit right. For example, the nail beds on my thumbs are more square than rounded, so I have to trim the bottom of my wrap to have a flat bottom so it fits right. The more you apply your wraps the more you’ll come to see the size and shape that you need.
4. Place the wrap onto your finger nail. Remember that you don’t want it to touch the cuticle or your skin. I personally think that this is the part that takes the most practice.
5. Smooth the wrap onto your nail. Start at the cuticle and push up and then from the center push to one side and then do it to the other side.
6. Heat the wrap on your nail for a few more seconds. Then with a rubber cuticle pusher or your finger push the wrap all over, especially the edges, with a lot of pressure. At some point you may want to heat the wrap for a few more seconds as you do this.
8. Repeat for the other fingers on your hand.
9. Once you have finished a hand you can go back and file the rest of the access off. You don’t want to do this part until the wrap has had a chance to cool which is why you should finish a hand first. When filing make sure to file at a 90 degree angle, and file in a downward only motion.
That’s it! I hope these steps help answer the question of how to apply Jamberry Nails. It will likely take some time to go through all the steps as you get the hang of it, but the process should speed up the more times you do it. Remember that Jamberry Nail wraps are heat and pressure activated so you want a lot of both of them.