Gel Nails At Home – Do’s And Dont’s!

Gel Nails At Home

Applying gel nails at home can be a tricky business. Initially, gel nails are typically the consistency of honey, which can be very difficult to work with if you don’t know what you are doing! For not too much more than you will pay for your gel nail kits, you can have your nails done by a licensed professional. You must go to a professional if you prefer to use Shellac nail polish. However, Gelish nails are very close to Shellac and can be done successfully from home. If you are considering doing your own gel nails at home, here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts for you to follow:

DO: Make sure your working area is clean and fully prepared with everything you need before you begin.
DON’T: Forget to have items handy to take care of spills and smudges. For example, if your nail glue gets everywhere, you will mess up your progress trying to clean it up if you are not prepared.

DO: Work in a well-ventilated area if you are applying your gel nails at home.
DON’T: Forget to read all warnings on your starter kit so that you and the people you live with remain in a safe environment.

DO: Spend a little extra on your gel nail supplies.
DON’T: Attempt to save money by staying out of a salon. The trick to gel nails at home is the quality of the applicators and the gel, which can correlate to a higher cost. It is worth it in the long run.

DO: Make sure you spend enough time under the UV light after each coat in the application process.
DON’T: Allow any coat to air-dry. UV nail gel must be completely dried by UV lighting.