A quick guide to structural French
   06/03/2024 14:00:00     Guides    Comments 1
A quick guide to structural French

French is a timeless style. Currently, we have many variations of the French manicure, and clients are increasingly opting for them, but classic French is always in fashion. Today, let's focus on structural French.

Structural French offers many possibilities for creating various decorations. Indeed, it takes more time than a painted French, but it allows for the creation of really interesting stylizations.

Structural French step by step

1. Prepare the nail plate - Clean the nail plate from cuticles and adherent epithelium using a cone-shaped file. Work from one side to the other, in the opposite direction of the drill's rotation, with a pushing and pulling motion.

2. The next step is to shorten the nail using a file and matte the plate. Work without pressure on the natural nail plate and gently matte it from the cuticle side towards the free edge.

3. Then, degrease the nails and proceed to their extension. Extend the nails using a form. At this stage, we must know the desired length. Build the entire skeleton up to point 3. Using gel, build the nail's skeleton on the form. Remember that the edges must align with the edges of the natural nail.

4. After curing the skeleton, proceed to build the nail up to point 2. Shape it into an almond shape and then cure it. Without removing the form, file the smile line so that the edges are sharp. Hold the file at a 90-degree angle to the nail.

5. After preparing the base, remove the form. Dust off the entire nail and wipe with cleaner.

6. Apply a thin layer of white building gel to the remaining skeleton. Add more product and fill up to the height of the previous building gel.

7. Fill in the sides with a thin brush. Use a dry brush to wipe off any white gel remaining on the natural gel to create an even smile line. Cure the entire nail. Wipe with cleaner and begin filing.

8. Now it's time to choose the nail shape; we'll create a coffin shape. Place the file parallel to the nail and file to achieve a straight edge. File the sides to create a straight line, slightly at a 90-degree angle, to create a slender nail effect. The sides should be filed to taper towards the tip.

9. Use a flame-shaped drill bit to smooth out any rough edges between the natural nail and the extension. It will also help smooth out the entire structure to ensure a smooth and well-modeled nail plate.

10. This is the final step; dust off and wipe the nails with primer. If there are any irregularities in the shape, it's worth filing and fixing them. If everything is good, apply the top coat and cure in the lamp. Remember to properly protect the sides and front edge of the nail.


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      Thanks for this nice guide!
      I will try it

      Jun 10, 2024

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