Quantcast

Sealing zone 3

SalonGeek

Help Support SalonGeek:

annalooby

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2004
Messages
66
Reaction score
0
Location
Western Australia
A friend of mine just suggested sealing zone 3 to avoid lifting - ie: filing the cuticle and side areas down smooth onto the nail to create a 'seal'. Apparently they are all taught it over here in Oz. I was told to sculpt to a thin edge and then smooth with the file but never to seal - anyone know about this and how/ when you do it????

Looby:green:
 

claire 1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2004
Messages
216
Reaction score
7
Location
Somerset
Hi,


Yes I do this and always have, you still sculpt with your brush leaving a tiny gap all the way round the nail, then just needs a quick file from sidewall to cuticle to sidewall (nothing really harsh) just enough to make flush with natural nail, I'm pretty sure if you didnt lifting would occur, if you look in Prof nails June addition leighton Denny suggests to do just this when answering problems on lifting.

Cheers Claire x
 

talented talons

Master Artist
Joined
Mar 24, 2004
Messages
3,176
Reaction score
71
Location
essex
I would say that as long as you prep okay and leave a tiny margin of space between product and cuticle and side walls, then lifting shouldn't occur. The filing is just to make it smooth and look natural. I suppose you could call it sealing the nail.
 

Nailsinlondon1

CND Shellac Ambassador
Joined
Jan 12, 2003
Messages
7,494
Reaction score
393
Location
Greven, Germany
annalooby said:
A friend of mine just suggested sealing zone 3 to avoid lifting - ie: filing the cuticle and side areas down smooth onto the nail to create a 'seal'. Apparently they are all taught it over here in Oz. I was told to sculpt to a thin edge and then smooth with the file but never to seal - anyone know about this and how/ when you do it????

Looby:green:
You do it automaticly, when you file the cuticle area flush with the nail plate.....
A "seal" is the area that is bonded to the nail plate.............

In rebalance you file of loose product until you find the "seal" the area where product is firmly adhered to the nail plate.........
HTH
 

Latest posts

Top