Establish the sidewalls line to come straight out of both the reverse, and the forward sides of the nail. Gently rotate the file underneath the enhancement to secure the crisp smile line corner, and the white, or colored free edge line.
Bevel the reverse side of the nail evenly from cuticle to free edge. The Crystal Nails Pink, or Blue Extreme Curved file is ideal for this step. Continue to bevel the forward side of the nail, to create a round surface at the sidewall point of the smile line.
Use firm, rounded motions to evenly refine the cuticle line an even and smooth surface. With this technique there will be invisible where the natural nail stops, and the enhancement starts.
Barrel C curve: By hold the file at a 45° degree angle, bevel the extension edge to be thin and even. Use a multi directional movement to perfect the extension, and eliminate flat spots.
Extension edge refinement: Shape the free edge for the client’s needed. For a square nail, file parallel to the free edge. For a rounded shape, rotate the file under the nail.
Refine the shape: Repeat all steps using one of the Crystal Nails Sanded buffers, to eliminate scratches.
Buff with the Crystal Nails 3 way Buffer for a high gloss shine. Be sure to cover steps 1-5 to ensure there are no fine scratches on the enhancement.