Help, can I offer forms for extensions?

Princessintraining

New Member
Hello, so I have just completed my Nail Technician Professional - Gel Diploma level 2. I am awaiting my results however even though the course stated it covered extensions it only went over the application of tips. My question is will i be able to offer my clients extensions via forms? Or will i have to get certified in that separately? I have a friend that is established and certified gel nail technician with 11 years of practice behind her and she it going to mentor me but with forms. I did the diploma so that i would be certificated and insurable.
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
'Extensions' means to extend - currently you do that with a tip, with a form is just a different method so yes you can use forms. There is no change to the product you use to overlay (Gel or L&P whichever you use) so no difference.

Fitting a form is hard, creating the shape is much harder on a form and takes a lot of practise so be prepared for a backwards step in your final product. With a tip you have the perfect c-curve, angle, shape and angles (if you've applied the tip correctly of course) with a form there are a whole new set of challenges and one tiny wrong placement will knock the whole nail out of shape from the very beginning.
 

Princessintraining

New Member
Thank you very much! That is a relief to hear. I am planning on doing lots of practice before i even add nails to my list of treatments. Thanks again for replying to me x
 
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