💅🏼Acrylic Nail Tutorial - How To Apply Acrylic For Beginners 🎉📚

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hey bestie thanks for joining us today

we thought it was about time to revamp

our acrylic application video this video

is going to be great for the beginner

who is just getting into the acrylic

process okay everyone so I have my model

here with me today and I'm going to

start prepping her nails for acrylic

application as you can see there's some

dead tissue around the cuticle area and

we want to make sure that we remove that

along with the shine when pushing back

the cuticle you want to make sure that

you are not pushing too hard

you also want to make sure that you are

not going at too deep of an angle

because you can damage the nail bed and

you don't want to do it too parallel to

the note because you can slip over the

top of the skin and possibly cut your

client so now that we have those nicely

pushed back you're going to want to grab

a standing band with a medium to fine

grit and we're going to use this to

remove the shine of the natural nail

when doing this you want to make sure

that you are kissing the nail very

slightly you don't want to put any

pressure if you want to get more

detailed into removing the dead tissue

from the natural nail you can grab a

tapered cuticle cleaning bit and this is

going to help you get into the small

channels of the side walls and the

cuticle area


so now that I'm done with the rest of

the fingers we're gonna go ahead and fit

the nail tips when applying the tip you

want to make sure that it's fitted from

sidewall to sidewall you don't want it

to be too large hanging over and you

don't want it to be too thin if the nail

tip is too small it will increase the

chances of lifting now when applying the

tip to the finger you want to make sure

that you're putting it right at the edge

where the free edge would start you want

to make sure that you have enough of the

natural nail beds so that the acrylic

can have something to adhere to and it

has a proper foundation now that we've

applied the tip it is time to trim to

the desired length and shape before I

use a file on my client I want to make

sure that I properly prep it when you

grab a new file you will notice that the

sides of the file are extremely sharp

the easiest way to remove this is by

grabbing another file and running it

along the site now that I've prepped the

file the sides are going to be dull and

they will not cut my client the reason

why I shape the tip before applying my

acrylic is because it eliminates me

having to do it at the end of the

acrylic application if you apply the

acrylic properly and smoothly it will

keep the shape that you have made

alright guys now that we have that on

there and shaped the way we want it to

I'm gonna go back with my sanding band

and we are going to get rid of this

ledge here you want this to blend nicely

because this also increases proper

retention now I'm gonna go ahead and

repeat these steps on the rest of the

nails and I will meet you back here okay

so now that we have all these ready we

are going to start with prepping the

nail for acrylic application with our

dehydrator and our primer first you want

to apply your dehydrator and you only

want to apply it to the natural no but

now that that's dry you want to go in

with your primer and you're also going

to apply that to the Nova before

applying our color acrylic I am going to

put down a thin layer of our


clear powder when applying this bead you

want to make sure that you're not going

all the way to the cuticle area because

when you go into your finish filing and

you file around your cuticle it's going

to file away your pigment color and

you're going to see the clear underneath

now the reason why I'm putting a clear

layer beneath my color powder is for

when my client comes back and she wants

to change to a different color all I

have to do is file down to my clear

layer and then we can put a new color on

today I'm going to be using a new color

from the color bum collection

this color is Ike on it so really quick

I just wanted to show you all the

consistency of different beads and what

type of bead to look for so the first

bead I want to show you is a wet bead

this is when you have too much monomer

in your brush and you pick up too much

powder you can see that it's falling off

the brush you're not going to have any

control over this bead this is also

going to give you a very weak structure

now I'm going to show you guys a dry

bead this is when you don't have enough

monomer you're going to have a very dry

bead that's going to be hard to get off

the brush and it's not going to level or

flow the way you want it to to create

the perfect bead of acrylic you want to

make sure that you have enough monomer

in your brush but not too much when you

put your brush into your monomer if you

take it out without wiping any off

you're gonna see little droplets go down

that's going to give you a bead that is

too wet if you put your brush in your

monomer and you take out all your liquid

that's going to give you a beat that is

too dry so if you put your brush on your

monomer and you lightly go against the

side of it that's gonna give you the

perfect amount of monomer to pick up the

perfect bead once you have your brush

out of your monomer you want to drag

along the top of your acrylic and that's

going to be the perfect bead that you're

going to work with the first technique

I'm going to show you guys is the three

bead technique this is going to be using

three separate zones to build up the

foundation of your nail your first zone

is going to be here and this is the free

edge of your nail the second zone is

going to be at the middle of vanilla

this is where the apex and the

tres area are your third zone is going

to be the cuticle area of vanilla okay

so we're gonna pick up our first bead

I'm going to place it and Zone one and

then I'm going to drag it down towards

the free edge this is going to taper the

product down so that we have a nice

curve at the end of the process you want

to pick up just enough powder so that

you can cover the tip of the nail you

want to use the body of your brush to

lightly flatten the acrylic bead and

then pull it towards the free edge when

you're placing your bead you also want

to make sure that you're using the tip

of the brush to feather in the top of

the acrylic this is going to make it

easy for when you apply the next bead so

that they can flow continuously into

each other so now we're going to do our

zone two I'm gonna place this bead in

the middle of the nail and then we're

gonna drag it towards the free edge this

bead is going to be slightly bigger than

the first beat that we used because we

want to make sure that we have enough

thickness along the stress area this is

going to be called the apex of the nail

another tip I like to use when doing an

acrylic application is angling my

clients nail downward this is going to

help with the flow of the acrylic so

that it's lays nice and flat you want to

remember to feather the top of the bead

into your next working area because you

don't want to have a sharp hardline

working against you now our last bead is

going to be the smallest bead and it's

going to go into the cuticle area which

is zone three you want to make sure that

you have just enough to cover the nail

bed and then you're gonna drag it down

into zone two with the tip of your brush

you're going to ever so lightly walk the

remaining of the bead up into the

cuticle area without touching the skin

already so we're done applying the

acrylic for this nail if you look from

the side you can tell that it is tapered

into cuticle area as it goes towards the

apex or the stress area you can see that

it's thicker this is going to give the

nul strength so that you don't have any

breaks as you get towards the free edge

you can see that it tapers down again

this is going to give up that very

nice curved shape so now that we're done

applying our color acrylic we're going

to encapsulate with layer of clear this

layer doesn't have to be thick but you

want to make sure that you're

encapsulating all of the color so this

method is a two bead method instead of

using three zones we're going to be

using two zones our first zone is going

to be from the apex down the free edge

and then the cuticle area is going to be

our second zone for this technique I'm

going to be showing you guys another

color from the new color blend

collection this is called daydreamer

it's a very beautiful purple color and

it has an iridescent shimmer to it when

applying your first bead to Zone two you

want to make sure that you have a medium

to large bead as you are going to be

building up your apex and you're also

going to be covering your free edge I'm

going to place the bead down and let it

settle and you want to keep the majority

of the thickness at the apex of the nail

while I'm angling her nail downwards I'm

going to use the body of my brush and

I'm going to drag the bead all the way

to the free edge making sure to taper

off at the end for our next bead we are

going to do the cuticle area you want

just enough product to fill in this area

you don't want to make the nail too

bulky now that we're done with the

acrylic application for our 2b2 method

we are going to also encapsulate this

nail and clear again when doing an

encapsulation layer you want to make

sure that you are using a very small

amount of acrylic you don't want to add

too much bulk to the nail because you

want to keep that slim clean appearance

so now we're going to go ahead and wait

for these nails to dry and I'm going to

repeat the process on the rest of the

nail a big thing to remember when doing

acrylic application as acrylic as

temperature-sensitive if you are in a

very warm environment your acrylic is

going to set a lot faster then if you

are in a cool environment after we're

done applying all of our acrylic on all

the nails we are going to make sure

they're dry and the best way to do that

is by tapping it and listening for the

clicking sound so now I'm going to grab

my hand file and I'm going to shape the

sidewalls and the free edge now because

we pre shaped the nail tip before adding


garlic and we also apply a very thin

even acrylic application our filing is

going to be minimal I'm going to

continue filing and shaping these nails

with my hand file and my a drill if you

want an in-depth tutorial on how to do

this we'll link a video in the info bar

after I'm done filing I always like to

grab a lint free nail white and some

alcohol and just clean the nails to give

remove any dust or debris now if your

client is asking for gel polish or gel

art this would be the type to do it you

want to do it before you put any topcoat

on and you want to make sure that the

nails have a surface that it can adhere

to once you're done with your gel art or

if you want to leave your nails like

this we're ready to move on to the next


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