Performing gel extensions is very popular in beauty salons and is quite a lucrative activity, especially for a creative person. If desired, this art is easy to master, this will allow you to carry out the procedure at home and even have additional income. At the very beginning of training, you need to find out what you need to build gel nails. Once you have a basic shopping list in advance, it is easy to plan your start-up expenses and allocate the necessary amount in the budget.
What do you need according to the basic list for gel nails?
From the very beginning, you should not spend money on too expensive materials and equipment, because building up can get boring or just not pleasant. It is better to focus on products of an average price category with sufficient quality.
In cosmetic stores, there are many starter cases for modeling gel nails, which are equipped not only with everything you need, but also with a disk with training videos.
If you want to create a set yourself, you will need to make a list in which 2 positions will be indicated — consumables and special equipment. Let’s consider them in more detail.
What consumables are needed for gel nail extensions?
- disinfectant solutions for the treatment of hands and tools;
- cuticle oil.
You need to find out in advance which gels are needed for gel nail extensions. The chosen system is of decisive importance — there are 1-phase and 2-phase ones, the need to purchase a bonder or base depends on this. In the first case, this type of gel is not needed; in a 2-phase system, it is the basis.
The following items are also required for the procedure:
- modeling (construction) gel;
- top or finish gel.
What tools and accessories are needed for gel nails?
First of all, you need an ultraviolet or LED lamp. It is impossible to polymerize and dry the gel without it.
The next important tool is saws. In this case, it is easy to make a mistake, because there are a huge number of these devices with different abrasiveness in stores. Masters advise buying 2-sided boomerang-shaped tools.
What files are needed to learn gel nail extension (grit):
- 100 to 100;
- 180 to 240;
- 150 to 150;
- 180 by 180.
You can limit yourself to the first 2 positions.
- flat artificial brush for modeling;
- buff (120 to 120 to 120);
- pusher, alternative — orange sticks;
- manicure scissors or tongs;
- dust brush;
- extension forms;
- glue for tips;
- lint-free wipes;
- disposable towels.