If you’re tired of getting your nails done at a local salon (or you want to pick up a new hobby), why not start doing your nails at home?
With all of the beauty supplies available, giving yourself an at-home manicure is easier than ever. It will take some practice, but if you’re diligent and determined to learn, you’ll have your perfect claws in no time.
We’re here with a few nail beauty tips that will help you get started. Keep reading to learn more.
First: Pick Your Type of Manicure
Not all manicures are alike. If you want to emulate the salon experience while you save money, you’ll need to choose the type of manicure that you’d want to get at a salon.
Most people choose nail painting, at least at first. Painting your nails is easy and affordable and there are thousands of nail polish options (and likely hundreds in the “beauty supplies” sections of your local stores).
If you want to go with something more complicated, consider polygel. You can find polygel kits on the web and plenty of tutorials. This will be a trial-and-error medium.
Watch YouTube Tutorials
It’s never been easier to learn how to do nails (or any other hobby). There are thousands of nail tutorials on the web that will walk you step-by-step through nail art. Many content creators will also have discount codes for nail products.
We Love Simply Nailogical and Emily Susanah for our nail art needs, but there are plenty of other great nail art channels to choose from.
Find the Right Materials
Once you’ve found the perfect manicure style, you’ll need to find the right materials. As we mentioned, you can get polygel kits and nail polish anywhere on the web, but if you’re a beginner, consider choosing a kit that’s pre-assembled.
We love this french manicure kit that makes classic manicures simple. We also recommend polygel kits that come with several colors, decorations for nail art, and a lamp to cure your nails.
Make Sure to Prep
Many new DIY manicurists forget the prep work that goes into a good manicure.
Start by making sure your hands are moisturized. Push back your cuticles, file your nails, and make sure they’re clean. Clean nails will make it easier to apply your nail art.
Make sure to apply a basecoat for long-term manicures.
Practice Makes Perfect
If you’re getting frustrated, that’s okay! No one is perfect at nails right away. There are going to be at-home manicures that you mess up.
When you’re getting started, consider using a peel-off basecoat so mistakes are easy to remove. This way you can practice with no real commitment and you can try new things.
Try These Nail Beauty Tips
Manicures aren’t as easy as the professionals make them look. With these nail beauty tips, you’ll be well on your way to perfect nails that don’t cost a fortune.
Whether you like your nails short and sweet or long and fabulous, you can do them yourself with enough effort.
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