The first extended nail appeared in the USA in the middle of the last century, when the dentist F. Slack, having damaged a nail, could not accept clients. To remedy the situation, he made a piece of foil that fit the shape of a fingernail and secured its tip on the fingertip. On the nail, the doctor placed the material for the fillings, waited until it hardens, and sawed off. Thus, a future element of the fashion industry emerged from ethyl medocrean. Since that time, technology has stepped far forward and today you can create perfect hands using gel, acrylic, biogel or gel polish.
The fingernail on each finger, for example, before a holiday or a celebration, will suit those women who cannot afford to constantly wear long “accessories” of this kind. First of all, this can apply to musicians, surgeons, etc.
For short-term wearing, you can choose the biogel extension technology, the obvious advantage of which is that the extended nail is removed by dissolving with a special liquid, i.e. the probability of damage to the hands is close to zero. Biogel artificial nails can be both transparent and initially pigmented, which eliminates the need for additional use of varnish.
The technology for performing the procedure is quite simple: the hands are processed as in a standard manicure, then the master places the gel in several layers. Fashionable extension nails (2013 was the beginning of such a technology) are made by applying miniature pieces of silk fabric and other elements to a layer of transparent material to obtain interesting effects. After each application, the nails are dried under an ultraviolet lamp for 1-3 minutes . Creating a manicure of this kind can take up to two and a half hours and usually ends with rubbing oils into the cuticle or with a hand massage.
For those women who can not boast of perfect nails, as well as those whose hands carry a constant significant load, you can recommend an acrylic procedure. The grown nail in this case is formed with the help of nail tips. To do this, an artificial element is glued onto pre-treated hands (irrigation with an antiseptic, cuticle removal, resurfacing), which subsequently receives the desired shape by trimming. After this, the seam at the place of gluing is softened with a special composition for a natural look, and the tips are sanded. The natural part of the nail is treated with a degreaser and the brush is supplemented with gel to the border with the artificial part. The result is fixed under a UV lamp.
Home-grown nails are easier to remove than create yourself. In order to remove biogel and acrylic nails, you need to cut off the top finish layer, then moisten the cotton pads in nail polish remover (with acetone!), Put them on the attachment point and wrap foil on top. You need to wait from half an hour to 40 minutes, after which the softened acrylic is carefully scraped off and your hands washed. Gel nails can only be cut off. It is worth noting that all extended nails need periodic correction to prevent damage to their own nail plates.