Practising My Mix Ratio

SalonGeek

Help Support SalonGeek:

Mieke

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2007
Messages
982
Reaction score
61
Location
Belgium
Hi,

I am a trained CND nail tech. but have been working mainly with gel over the past years.

I want to practis a bit again on my l&p skills and i was wondering out of which material i could make a practise sheet for the mix ratio of my beads.
If i do it on plastic should they sink about 25% of their height for the right bead? they always act so different on plastic as on a natural nail...

thx :green:
 

geeg

Judge Gigi-Honorary Geek
Joined
Jan 12, 2003
Messages
32,641
Reaction score
1,034
Location
Benissa, Costa Blanca, Spain
Hi,

I am a trained cnd nail tech. but have been working mainly with gel over the past years.

I want to practise a bit again on my l&p skills and i was wondering out of which material i could make a practise sheet for the mix ratio of my beads.
If i do it on plastic should they sink about 25% of their height for the right bead? they always act so different on plastic as on a natural nail...

thx :green:
Once you have placed your bead, it should take about 3 seconds for it to turn shiny and drop (about 25%) but I think the tutorial above from my book 'nailclass' should help allot.

You can always practise on your own natural nail and then wipe off before it sets.



http://www.salongeek.com/nail-application/8912-product-control-part-1-mix-ratio.html
 

Mieke

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2007
Messages
982
Reaction score
61
Location
Belgium

Keiley

Member
Joined
May 17, 2007
Messages
16
Reaction score
1
Location
Cheshunt
Hi

When i was trained, i was given an A4 sheet of paper which had been laminated as you can just flick them off when your ready and try again. Hope this helps.
 

Mieke

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2007
Messages
982
Reaction score
61
Location
Belgium
Hi

When i was trained, i was given an A4 sheet of paper which had been laminated as you can just flick them off when your ready and try again. Hope this helps.
Does practising on this paper gives you the same feel as working on a nail? I always have the impression that my beads go flatter when i do it on plastic then a real nail.
 

slhallford

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2006
Messages
326
Reaction score
4
Location
Sunny California
As long as you're practicing the right technique, you'll be fine either way.

I used all the abandoned tips that were hanging around the salon and that gave me a better feel than working on something flat. I could never get the hang of it on a flat surface.

Happy Practicing!

S
 

Mieke

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2007
Messages
982
Reaction score
61
Location
Belgium
As long as you're practicing the right technique, you'll be fine either way.

I used all the abandoned tips that were hanging around the salon and that gave me a better feel than working on something flat. I could never get the hang of it on a flat surface.

Happy Practicing!

S
Aha...that,s indeed maybe easier to get a better grip since *as you mentioned* the surface isn,t flat.
I am going to look for some abandonned nail tips.
I want to get the ratio spot on that i could create perfect beads with my eyes closed every time :lol:
 

Latest posts

Top