Discover how sculpting gel can help fix and correct some of the most common nail problems.
Though there’s been a trend for the last five years or so towards more natural nail services, nail enhancements are making a comeback. And while not every client can wear those extra-long, stiletto or coffin-shaped extensions, sculpting gel can be used for so much more. In fact, it can be a solution for everything from brittle-to-breakage-prone nails to correcting nail shape.
“Clients may think that [enhancements] damage the nail and that you have to give them a break every so often,” says Angélique Bricault, an educator for Bio Sculpture Canada based in Burlington, Ont. “If the products and techniques used respect the health and condition of the nail, ‘giving nails a break’ from nail services should never be required.”
“Bio Sculpture Base Gel is applied to the nail and the application is thick enough to fill in the ridges. The entire process takes less than an hour and lasts approximately three weeks.” – Angélique Bricault, educator for Bio Sculpture Canada
Problem: Ski-Jump Nails
“If nails are sloping down or curving, we’ll file the sides and build the top with gel so you can’t see the issue anymore. We sculpt a brand new nail by putting a sticker or form on the natural nail, and instead of just gluing tips on, we tuck a form underneath the nail bed so it’s nice and smooth.” – Linda Ly, education ambassador for CND Canada
Problem: Strengthening Weak/Brittle Nails
“Brittle nails are prone to chipping at the free edge, so overlays will protect the nail from chipping. Capping the free edge with gel will also make the application more durable.” – Angélique Bricault
Problem: Short Nail Beds
“For clients with short nail beds, we can create the illusion of elongated nails with enhancements by using a different colour that’s a blush or rosy tone. We stretch out the free edge so nail beds will look longer. It also prevents clients from having chiclet- looking nails.” – Linda Ly