Nail Wraps: Fiberglass Sculpts

Yes fiberglass can be sculpted! But this technique is not recommended for use to extend all nails or to create a full set of Sculpts, but to be used to add a small amount of length or to replace a missing corner. Some technician have really mastered the sculpting technique and use it this technique with great success.

Fiberglass Sculpts provide your client with many benefits:

Adding length without cutting off the nail and adding a tip.

  • Step 1: Remove shine by lightly filing the natural nail with 180 grit file, remove dust, sanitize.
  • Step 2: Squeeze your glue bottle watching the glue move up the nozzle to the tip. Carefully place a small bead of resin (glue) in the middle of the nail bed using your nozzle swipe it left than right. Leaving a smooth thin layer of resin covering the natural nail.
  • Step 3: If your using an activator in a spray bottle, prime it by spraying it away from you and your client. This insures that when you spay it on your clients nails it will be the correct full pump, and not a dribble half spray that could cause problems. Holding the spray bottle at your shoulder of at least 12 inches away spray one full pump. If you miss do NOT re spray the resin(glue) will dry on its own, re spraying could cause the heat effect. You want the activator to be a fine mist that hovers over the nail and gently lands on the nail bed.
  • Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3. You should have 2 layers of resin on the natural nail
  • Step 5: Cut a piece of fiberglass the shape of the nail, allowing the fiberglass to hang off the nail to create the length of the sculpt.
  • Step 6: Place a second piece over the area the extends off the nail
  • Step 7: Place a bead of resin in the center of the nail using your nozzle swipe half to the left and the rest to the right.
  • Step 8: Activate
  • Step 9: Repeat steps 7 and 8
  • Step 10: Flip your clients hand over and place a small bead of resin on the underside of the nail using the nozzle to smooth
  • Step 11: Activate
  • Step 12: Repeat steps 10 and 11
  • Step 13: Shape File and Buff