In the frenzy of putting together the perfect outfit, finding the best accessories, and sporting a classy hairstyle, we tend to forget our fingernails. While they are quite popular in the hygiene department, we must remember that they can play a crucial role in our appearance as well. Maintaining your nails is an effective way to look put-together. At the same time, they can also enhance the appeal of your outfit.
When heading to the salon for a manicure, you can choose from a variety of options. Whether you prefer long acrylic nails or short ones, colorful nail art designs, or subtle polish shades- the options are endless and are enough to suit everyone’s personal preferences.
A lot of people prefer getting their nails done professionally for salon quality nails. However, due to the impacts of the global pandemic, the chances of visiting the salon anytime soon is out the window. It is best that you avoid going out even if your local salon swears to abide by all the state laws and precautions for COVID-19. Besides, why visit the salon when you can get salon quality nails from the comfort of your own home? Surprised? Here’s how! This article will walk you through all there is to know about getting salon-quality nails at home.
The first and foremost step is to prepare your nails. Get rid of any excess nail products or nail polish residues that you might have with a nail polish remover and a soft cotton pad (avoid using tissue as it can shred and make a mess). Ideally, you should use nail polish remover without acetone as it can be very drying and damaging to the natural enamel of your nails.
For better control, it is better for you to style your nails before you apply any polish or nail art. First, you need to decide whether you want short or long nails. If you opt for short nails, be sure to trim them with Clippers to the desired length. If you want longer nails but have naturally short nails, you always have the option of getting acrylic nails as you would in the salon.
After you’ve trimmed your nails, soak your hands in warm water to soften your cuticles. Then use a pair of Cuticle Clippers to carefully trim your cuticles so you can achieve a neat and clean finish. While this step is optional, it is a detail you should not miss out on as it could be the key step in getting salon-quality nails at home.
Create the Perfect Shape
After you’ve clipped your nails, use a Nail File to shape the look that you prefer. You could choose to follow your natural shape or change it completely as per your desire. From oval, square, coffin, stiletto, and several more shapes to choose from, you can select just the perfect one that’ll look the best for your hands!
For an extra finish before you move on to your final step, give your nails a nice buff. All that filing can make your nails look a lot rougher than they actually are. For a smooth canvas to work on and for your product to glide on easily, use a Buffer to give your nails a pretty shine.
Choose the Perfect Polish or Design
Now that you’ve cleaned, trimmed, filed, and buffed your nails, it’s time to move on to that final step to achieving salon quality nails. It is important that you nail (pun intended) this step for the perfect finish. Know that whatever you choose to do next will impact the outcome. Choose wisely for how you wish your nails to look like for the next couple of days. Once you get the hang of it, you can get on to creating your own looks frequently and whenever you want, all from the comfort of your home. The best part? You do not have to invest in those expensive trips to the salon only to spend more on getting your nails done.
You can choose to apply a versatile Gel Polish to your nails just as most salons would do, and just leave it at that. Or you can even step it up and pick something more abstract and artistic by adding these Dried Nail Flowers to achieve a feminine, floral look. If you want to make it look like you didn’t miss a single appointment at the nail salon, you can try these holographic Chrome Powder for a show-stopping chromatic look.
Get Salon Quality Nails
The options are pretty much endless. Depending on the occasion and your personality, you can mix and match different colors and finishes to create your custom salon quality nails. Take a look at Sugar Drip Shop for more tools and nail accessories that you can use to create that perfect look for your nails.