REMOVE POLISH - (Do
Not use Non-Acetone.) Tammy
Taylor Acetone Polish Remover, with conditioners,
is available in 4 fragrances: Peach, Coconut, Vanilla
and Gardenia. Note: Non-Acetone Polish remover
can leave acrylic nails yellow and gummy.
very important step if you're getting some lifting.) The
100 grit Purple Terminator is the best file for etching.
Proper etching will eliminate 75% of lifting. 3) A.
Etch only the way the nail grows, from the cuticle to
free-edge, until you have no shine on the nail plate.
Etching will create little hills and valleys on the top of
the nail plate, which the product will flow into. 3) B.
To further insure no lifting, use the Pterygium Stone to
push back excess cuticle and skin that has grown onto the
away from cuticle area.) Remove
the particles from the nail plate with a plastic manicure
brush. It is necessary to brush from cuticle to free-edge,
until the nail is clean. This also helps eliminate
lifting. Note: A cosmetic brush can spread
germs, as it cannot be properly disinfected.
PRIME - (Dab
primer brush on a towelette, so you don't flood the
cuticle area.) Apply the Primer
to all 10 nails and let them dry. This will dry out the
oils and kill the germs on the nails. A pre-prime is not
necessary. Note: The primer is a methacrylic
acid. A half ounce bottle can prime 1,000 nails. So a very
small amount is all that is needed. Primer can cause
irritation. Dab the primer brush on a towelette, before
priming, to remove excess. After priming, wipe brush
before placing brush back in bottle to eliminate
contamination. WARNING: If primer is
spilled, remove any clothing anywhere primer spilled and
wash affected areas with soap and water for at least 15
minutes. (Always keep Primer in a Primer Holder)
6. APPLY NAIL
FORMS - (You
should have one roll of each type.) The
Tammy Taylor Forms are available in 3 different
nail bed shapes: Oval, Square and Original. Also 2
different designs: Competitive Edge and Custom. The
proper form will help eliminate breaking and cracking.
- (If necessary
to prime a 3rd time because primer dried before you could
apply the pink ball, then prime a 3rd time.) Apply
2nd coat of primer, to one nail at a time, Just before
applying acrylic. Note: If second coat of
primer dries, a 3rd coat can be applied. Applying product
while primer is still wet will help eliminate lifting.
APPLY PRODUCT - (Practice,
practice, practice. Remember, the white or
free-edge ball is the foundation of the nail. If the
free-edge is not good, you will end up doing a lot of
filing and probably have some breakage or cracks at the
Happy face.) (The Tammy Taylor
powders are available in 9 colors: Whitest White, Dramatic
White, regular White, Pinkest Pink, Dramatic Pink, regular
Pink, Natural, Peaches n' Cream & Clear)
Product is applied in 4
balls. White on the free-edge and Pink on the nail bed.
"Pat the White" and "Stroke the Pink":
"1, 2, 3, 4 balls".
Use the Tammy Taylor
deep Ceramic Dish and Custom brushes, for the perfect
consistency when making a nail. (The deep Ceramic Dish
comes in two colors: Black or White) (The Custom brushes
are available in 3 sizes: Original, Large & Small and
in 2 designs: Custom & Flat)
very important step if you want to save time and not work
so hard) File the nails in 5
Steps, using our exclusive "Horseshoe
Pattern" at step #9-4 (Cuticle &
Contour) which gives you that perfect contour. Tammy has
many different files to choose from. ("I like the
T.T. 100 grit Purple Terminator and the T.T. 180 grit
Zebra," says Tammy.) A
Note on step #9-4, Cuticle & Contour: B.
Using the file in the pattern
of a horseshoe will make the top nicely rounded (like
the shape of an almond). C.
Continue filing towards tip
until you are all the way out onto the free-edge.
to hold your file: If
you will hold your forefinger on top of the file and let
one end of the file rest in your palm,
the horseshoe pattern will come naturally. E.
Whereas, holding the file between the thumb and two
fingers (usually forefinger & middle finger), will
cause you to file long flat areas on the nail. F.
pattern is the best way to get the rounded almond look.
And it is, when you get used to holding your file (step
D), the quickest way
Another side benefit to using step
D is, your elbows
won't hurt anymore. The horseshoe pattern allows
your shoulder joint and the weight of your arm to do most
of the work. H.
It works so well,
that when you get to the Clients angle, you will have very
little work to do.
If you will do only one
step at a time, and do that same step on all ten
fingernails before going to the next step, I can guarantee
that for those of you who cannot quite get your time down
to less than an hour, you are going to save 10 to 20
minutes on your very next set of Sculptured nails.
Step-1 Left Side
Step-2 Right Side
Step-3 Tip (free-edge)
Step-4 Cuticle & Contour
Step-5 Clients Angle
|All TEN Nails
All TEN Nails
All TEN Nails
All TEN Nails
All TEN Nails
- (Buffing will smooth
the nail to a high sheen.) Apply the
cuticle oil to nail (available in 8 different fragrances:
Peach, Vanilla, Gardenia, Coconut, Opium, Poison, GiorgioTM
and Beautiful.) Then buff with the Clean Finish buffer
to smooth nail and remove scratches. Shine with the Super
WASH HANDS - (Don't
let you clients wash with anything you do not sell.
Shampoo is a great retailer. Check our "Specials
of the Week" on the home page. Shampoo and Scrub
go hand-in-hand.) Squirt a small
amount of the Tammy Taylor fragrant shampoo (available in Peach,
Mango and Pineapple) on a manicuring brush and hand it
to the client to wash their hands. A little squirt of Peach
scrub is also a nice touch. This is an excellent way to
build retail sales.
12. POLISH -
(Don't polish with
anything you do not sell. It is best never to let a
client bring in her/his own products. They can use
their products at home, not in your Salon.) Apply
the A-Coat to keep nails Pink and White and Z-Coat for color
polish. Note: Z-Coat over A-Coat will protect the A-Coat
from getting sticky with sunscreens.
CLIENTS EVERY 2 WEEKS
(Some clients want to
book every 3 weeks. They think
they can save money. And, of course they will save
money, if you only charge them the same as you do your
clients who book every 2 weeks. Do you get the feeling
somebody is getting the best of someone else?
Easy to fix though. Make up a new price sheet
immediately. For example: Full Sets $65.00, Fill-Ins
each 2 weeks $32.00, Fill-Ins more than 2 weeks $65.00 or
same as Full Set.
Clients who come in every 2 weeks can normally be done in 40
to 55 minutes, whereas a 3 week client will take will take
15 to 30 minutes longer. If you have to work longer
hours, someone has to pay for the extra time. Your
income is derived from Your TIME.)
USING the 12 STEPS above to Sculpture
Nails in a systematic procedure and KEEPing THINGS SIMPLE
will enable the Nail Technician to SCULPTURE NAILS IN LESS
THAN 1 HOUR, consistently every day & you
will be able to make a very good living in a reasonably
short amount of time.