Here is Jamberry’s Home Office Application Video:
and in text version for those of you who aren’t a huge fan of watching videos along with my side comments/tips in red. Different tricks work for different people so feel free to browse around for alternate methods as there are many out there.
1. Clean unpolished nails with alcohol wipe and push back the cuticles. You don’t want any oils or cuticle skin on your nail bed that could affect the adhesion of the wrap.
2. Match nail (finger or toe) to the nail wrap that best fits.
3. Peel off nail wrap. Use wooden stick to peel up the corner (don’t touch the adhesive with your skin) and cut the wrap in half. Alternatively, you can cut the entire row of wraps in half and peel up from the straight edge that will get trimmed off anyway. Warm with a mini heater or blow-dryer for 3-5 seconds or until soft and flexible. Wraps with special ‘effects’ like sparkles or metallic may need closer to 10 seconds of heat. As a rule, I heat until the wrap begins to curl.
4. When warm, press the wrap onto the nail. Apply firm pressure around edges to adhere the wrap to the nail. Use rubber cuticle pusher to seal the wrap around the base of the cuticle.
5. Allow wrap to cool for a few seconds then trim the top with scissors and file off remaining wrap using a downward motion to remove excess – do not file side to side like you would normally file a nail as this will cause a jagged edge.
6. Apply heat and pressure to the wrap again until it is bonded to the nail – just a few seconds more.
7. Avoid applying lotion or water to your hands for at least a few minutes after applying the wraps to let the adhesive really set and cool. I’ll typically sleep on the wraps and then apply lotions in the morning.
Personally, I LOVE the heater they provide although when I first started I used my hair straightener which put off a ton of heat. I’ve never tried to use my blow dryer but the company started off recommending a blow dryer to heat the wraps before they started selling their own heater.