Things I've learned: Vol I7:40 PM
Many of you know that I started school to become a nail technician last week. I'm not really entirely sure where I want to go with it yet, whether I want to work in a salon or a spa or just build some clientele and do my own thing. But I have a bit of time to figure it out. On the long term, I'd love to have my own business and my wonderful and always supportive husband has already offered to help get me started in any way he can. :) I entered the world of nails with a lot of information already. Information I had learned from blogs, magazines, web sites, trial and error, and even from some of you lovely ladies. I was honestly surprised at how much of what I had learned on my own was actually correct. But the first week of school also taught me a lot of new things and I wanted to share some of them with all of you!! So here we go:
Things I learned in my first week of nail school:
- It's OK to 'saw' your nails when you file. But it's considered bad form.
- Formaldehyde is OK to use on your nails in amounts of 1% or less. HOWEVER, if you use it over long periods of time it will poison you.
- Pledgents are the best thing for removing polish. All the absorption of cotton; none of the fuzz.
- The best way to get healthy nails is to drink lots of water, take a multi-vitamin and use oil!
- Cuticle oil three times a day will turn your nails around in no time. Best kinds: avocado, grape seed, and jojoba. (CND Solar Oil is great too!)
- You should never buff your nails more than once every other week. You'll ruin your nails otherwise.
- Dehydrators (like OPI Bond Aid) will help you keep polish on longer no matter the base/top coat combo.
- Polish never stays on children more than a day or so. It's not because their nails are so small; they regenerate oil and cells too quickly.
- You can exfoliate your hands once a week by mixing sea salt and oil (I use grape seed). It makes your hands super soft.
So there you go. Things I learned that are already improving the health and growth of my nails! Thanks for following!