Hi, I’m Kirsty Meakins from Naio Nails. In
this video, I’m going to show you how to sculpt a short almond nail for all those people that
like those short itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny nails. So this video is for all those people that
want to know how to do a short almond nail. Lots of people in the salon do have short
almond nails. They’re really, really wearable, super easy to do, so I’m going to show you
how to do them. I’ve already removed the surface shine off the nail. I’m just prepping the
nail with dehydrator. Do that on all five nails and then we’re going to go ahead and
go in with a primer. Then we’re going to fit this sculpture forms.
Just get rid of this for a moment. Tab on the back, give it a wiggle between your thumbs.
I’m going to do this on every single nail. Because we’re going an almond-shaped nail,
I’m going to open the back, kick it under that tiny, tiny, tiny free edge, and the form
will drop a little bit. So the angle of the form will drop down slightly. If you look
at the side view, you can see how it slopes, a touch which means you still got a nice straight
side wall and then the almond nail will come up here. I’m going to do that on all five
nails. So the colour that I’m using today is soft
beige, I’ve got Max Adhesion liquid. I’m going pick up a big bead. I’m not going to go straight
to the cuticle I’m going to do that part after. I’ll concentrate on doing this free edge.
It’s all going to be one colour. Okay, small bead at the back, not bled out
‘cause we don’t need that high pigment of the cuticle. So I’m going to do these on all
of these nails, yeah? Watch again. So, if you look at the number we’ve gone onto on
this one, just shine number 1. You’re going to do that on all other nails apart from the
little finger, you’re going slightly shorter. The reason we’re going to go slightly shorter
on the little finger is because it will be balanced. If we actually went the same length
like among the longer nail, now we’ve come to this thumb, we’re doing opposite, a little
bit longer, because if we do the same length on the thumb, it will look shorter. We’re
going to this on one bead, because it’s a small finger. One bead application is the
easiest way to do salon nails. It’s quick. You get the structure laid in all on one go.
Salon nails are a shorter nail, a quick nail, and you would never do a competition nail
in one bead because your every single part of that nail needs to be absolutely perfect
so you have to do it stage by stage because it needs to be so perfect. So, the thumb,
we’re going to take to the number 1, all the way to that number 1. So, taking all the forms
off now, so I’m going to file this into shape, go sidewards first. I’m just doing the free
edge a little bit, and I’m going to go over the electric file. I’m going to use the electric
file, just with some cuticle. You’ve got to be really careful when you’re using this file.
I’m just refining the surface, taking off any bulk where needed. So I’m going to tidy
up these nails now, we’ve gone over the file and just make them a little bit more perfect,
smoothen them out. So I’m going to file the sidewalls, just whip around that length, get
that cuticle area nice and smooth. Now I’m just going to whip over the full surface just
to refine that further. This length, this short almond length that
I’ve done today is really wearable. I have a lot of client. They have busy lifestyles.
They have this kind of length but I try to encourage them to have them even longer but
they say no. Damn it. More is more in my book. I’m going to smooth them over with a white
block. Dust them off. Now I’m going to wipe them over with pure acetone. This is going
to smooth the top surface and also get rid of any oil and get rid of any of the dust.
Now we’re going to seal this with mega gloss. Now at this stage, you could apply gel polish
or any other nail art that you wanted to. In this video, I just wanted to show you how
to create a short, wearable almond nail. 1 minute in LED or 2 minutes in UV. Look at that! That is beautiful! Look, they
look really nice for this one. So if you know any nurse in [inaudible 7:38], “Aww, I can’t
wear nails.” Well, guess what? Get a set of these on. They’re just simply your natural
nails. So I’m just finishing off with some cuticle
oil now. But just look, I’m not being funny but come on now. Just look at these nails.
Just look at how beautiful they are for a natural almond salon style nail. Don’t forget all of the products we use
today are in the description box below. Don’t forget to subscribe to this channel and don’t
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