• Prepping Nails for Acrylic Application : Pushing Back Nail Cuticles
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    Prepping Nails for Acrylic Application : Pushing Back Nail Cuticles

    The next step in prepping the natural nail is to pat the nails dry and then push the cuticles back. You want to push them back into a nice, uniform shape. You don’t want to push too hard, though. After you’ve soaked the nails, if you soaked them long enough, it shouldn’t be hard to push them back. If you had a buildup of cuticle on your cuticle pusher, just simply wipe it off with your paper towel. You want to go ahead and push the cuticle back on all ten nails. After you’ve pushed the cuticles back on all ten, you just want to go back and kind of…

  • How to Do French Manicures : How to Apply Nail Cuticle Softener for a French Manicure
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    How to Do French Manicures : How to Apply Nail Cuticle Softener for a French Manicure

    Hi, I’m Lillian with Salon de Scottsdale and on behalf of expertvillage.com we will now continue on with the next step on giving yourself a French manicure. We’ve already removed the polish and filed the nails the way we wanted them, which I talked about before square is preferable for French manicure. I didn’t need this tool which is the nail clipper because my nails were relatively short already and this is the length that I wanted them. So all I needed to do was file them, so I can just either leave this in here or just set it aside. So the next thing I’m going to do is…

  • How to Do French Manicures : Removing Nail Cuticles in French Manicures
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    How to Do French Manicures : Removing Nail Cuticles in French Manicures

    Hi, I’m Lillian with Salon de Scottsdale and on behalf of expertvillage.com I will now show you the next step in giving yourself a French manicure. We’ve just completed pushing the cuticle back and as you can see all the excess skin is still on my fingernail. At this point I’ll reach for the cuticle nipper and you hold it in the palm of your hand like that and it just springs back and it will just trim the excess skin off the base of your nail and you don’t want to cut any skin that’s attached. You just want to move the excess skin that you’ve pushed back with…

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    Prepping Nails for Acrylic Application : Soaking Nails in Cuticle Softener

    The next step in prepping the natural nail is to soak the nails in some warm water with some cuticle softener or a hand soap. Something that’s going to just soften the cuticles. You’re going to soak each hand for three to five minutes. If you want, you can put some marbles, or some small rocks in the bottom of the bowl, just to give them something to do so that they’re not bored while they’re just sitting there and soaking their hand. It doesn’t have to cover the whole hand, you just want to make sure that it does cover all of the nails there. If you have a…

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    Prepping Nails for Acrylic Application : Cutting Excess Nail Cuticles

    The next step in prepping the natural nail is to nip off any excess cuticle or hang nails. You don’t want to actually nip the cuticle itself, just the extra little pieces that you may have pushed up off of the nail plate. Just wipe off your nippers. Sara has a hang nail here. You just want to get that off. If you don’t get it off, she’s going to end up ripping it later and really hurting herself. Again, you’re not taking all the skin around her finger, just the excess skin that you pushed up. And just clean off your nippers every time, that way you can make…

  • How to use a Cuticle Nipper Tutorial Video by Naio Nails
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    How to use a Cuticle Nipper Tutorial Video by Naio Nails

    I’m just going to do a quick video on cuticle nipping. I know a lot of people get a bit scared about using this tool, so I just want to show you how I do it. So, I’m just pushing that cuticle back first, using the other side of the tool to scrape off any excess. Then I’m going to dust it so that you can see what I am doing. So as you can see, we’ve got these two little extra bits here that are going to have to come off. Because they would get in the way of doing an extension. So, you’re going to use your cuticle…

  • How to Give a Manicure : How to Use a Cuticle Cutter When Giving a Manicure
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    How to Give a Manicure : How to Use a Cuticle Cutter When Giving a Manicure

    Hi! I’m Moira of Beauty By Moira on behalf of expertvillage.com, we’re continuing with the cuticles. I’m going to be using a cuticle cutter. This is a cuticle cutter. The only time really, that you should use a cuticle cutter is when you hangnails, dead skin sticking up like that. You’re just cutting off all the dead skin. You don’t cut the cuticles just for the sake of cutting cuticles.

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    How to: Infill Without Flooding the Cuticle!!

    Hi, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, I’m going to show you how to fill a nail without flooding the cuticle. This is one of my most asked questions. So what I’ve done already is I’ve pushed back the cuticle and I’ve filed around here and removed the surface shine and I’m going to show you a few little tips to how to not flood the cuticle. First we need to prep. So by that, I mean we are going to apply the dehydrator and the primer. That’s your dehydrator. You want to make sure that that is allowed to dry completely. And you’ll see it evaporate.…

  • How to Give a Manicure : Using a Cuticle Pusher for Manicuring
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    How to Give a Manicure : Using a Cuticle Pusher for Manicuring

    Hi! This is Moira from Beauty By Moira, continuing on with the cuticles for expertvillage.com. This is a cuticle pusher. With the cuticle cutter, we’re going to gently push back the cuticles. Never do we push down in the nail there. We gently push back the cuticles, because the root of the nails is in there and you never want to damage the root, so we gently push back the cuticles. Then after we have done that, we want to use a cutter. We’re looking for things that are dead. You want to be careful with your cuticle cutter, that you don’t cut anybody.