Quantcast

Rebalancing Nightmares

SalonGeek

Help Support SalonGeek:

Status
Not open for further replies.

nat

Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2004
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Location
Berkshire
Hi,

I've just done my 2nd re-balance since my foundation (pink and white) and I just can't get the hang of removing lifted areas. I know I must be filing in the wrong place, and I feel so cross with myself for not "getting" this, but I just don't seem to be able to get it right. It took forever and I hurt my model. :cry:

Also, I could see lines in the finished enhancement where the areas of lifting had been.

Can anyone help me ? I feel so frustrated with myself. They started off looking really nice when I first put them on and now I've ruined them. :sad:
 

Nailsinlondon1

CND Shellac Ambassador
Joined
Jan 12, 2003
Messages
7,494
Reaction score
393
Location
Greven, Germany
Chasing the line babe, this can lead to over filing of the natural nail.....
So do this.....check the nail, see where there is any lifting........
then start from the non lifted area, file towards the lifting..........
Not from the lifting to the non lifting area................
This way you meet the lifting and it will flake of by it's self...........and you don't overfile the natural nail.....give this a go............
I use this method for all systems!!!!!!!!
 

nat

Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2004
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Location
Berkshire
Nailsinlondon1 said:
Chasing the line babe, this can lead to over filing of the natural nail.....
So do this.....check the nail, see where there is any lifting........
then start from the non lifted area, file towards the lifting..........
Not from the lifting to the non lifting area................
This way you meet the lifting and it will flake of by it's self...........and you don't overfile the natural nail.....give this a go............
I use this method for all systems!!!!!!!!
Thank you !!! I'll give it a go on my own nails first and see how I get on.
 

Pinkies!

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
169
Reaction score
1
Location
Gloucestershire
There is also a product called Line Out by NSI which is absoluty brilliant for those little bits that just won't blend. You paint it on before your product & it seals the lifted area back down with no lines!! I think it is about £6.

Good Luck!!
 

geeg

Judge Gigi-Honorary Geek
Joined
Jan 12, 2003
Messages
32,644
Reaction score
1,033
Location
Benissa, Costa Blanca, Spain
Line Out is nothing more than a thin adhesive and it tends to form yellow bands in the enhancement as it ages. Not only that, but it will seal in bacteria that are lingering under the lifted area and this can turn into a bacterial infection. You could use any thin adhesive and achieve the same result BUT I do not believe in 'cover ups' being better than learning the correct techniques to solve the problem.

There are no 'quick fixes' that are better than learning to do it right in the first place.

Talented technicians learn how to use their product so that it doesn't lift in the first place. If a client gets the odd little but of lifting after 2-3 weeks, it is much better and more professional to learn how to remove it rather than to try to cover it up and never learn how to do the job right.

Learn your craft and try not to be tempted by products that promise to solve your problems (whilst creating others) when learning the correct techniques will do that for you.
 

Nailsinlondon1

CND Shellac Ambassador
Joined
Jan 12, 2003
Messages
7,494
Reaction score
393
Location
Greven, Germany
geeg said:
Line Out is nothing more than a thin adhesive and it tends to form yellow bands in the enhancement as it ages. Not only that, but it will seal in bacteria that are lingering under the lifted area and this can turn into a bacterial infection. You could use any thin adhesive and achieve the same result BUT I do not believe in 'cover ups' being better than learning the correct techniques to solve the problem.

There are no 'quick fixes' that are better than learning to do it right in the first place.

Talented technicians learn how to use their product so that it doesn't lift in the first place. If a client gets the odd little but of lifting after 2-3 weeks, it is much better and more professional to learn how to remove it rather than to try to cover it up and never learn how to do the job right.

Learn your craft and try not to be tempted by products that promise to solve your problems (whilst creating others) when learning the correct techniques will do that for you.
Oh how true Gigi,
All you are doing is masking a problem, rather then fixing it...........
A good Technician will know how to meet the line, rather then chasing it.
Good file work on rebalancing a nail, is a technique that has to be learned, just as much as blending a tip has to be..........
And I know a lot of Techs who will use Tip blender liquid for that too.......
But use the right technique and meeting the line will be as easy as meeting a friend for lunch!!!!
 

elaine80

New Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2004
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
glasgow
can some1 please help am not to sure on how u do a re balance? can any 1 help me on the steps?
 

geeg

Judge Gigi-Honorary Geek
Joined
Jan 12, 2003
Messages
32,644
Reaction score
1,033
Location
Benissa, Costa Blanca, Spain
If you log on to www.designernails .com

go to the NVQ section

I think rebalancing is under element 3

It will give you the whole thing from 'soup to nuts'

everything is on there!!
 

elaine80

New Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2004
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
glasgow
thanks a lot gigi. :) i am doin my 1st re balance nxt week an i was not sure. cheers
geeg said:
If you log on to www.designernails .com

go to the NVQ section

I think rebalancing is under element 3

It will give you the whole thing from 'soup to nuts'

everything is on there!!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Latest posts

Top