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August 25, 2022

7 Products You Need as a Nail Tech

The beauty industry is a place where people can find lots of opportunities open to them. Estheticians, nail techs, or cosmetologists are just a few of the future possibilities in this industry. Becoming a nail technician is a great way to show off your creative side and build a promising future. Whether you’ve just graduated or are still enrolled in school, there are certain products you will need if you want to be successful as a nail tech.

1. Basic Nail Tools

These basics are the first step to build the ultimate collection of nail products. You simply cannot provide a manicure service without these items. This kit may include things like:

  • Nail Buffers
  • Cuticle Pushers
  • Nail Files
  • Nail Cutters/Clippers
  • Cuticle Oil
  • And More

These items are the key to success in high standard nail art services and are a great start to building your product kit.

2. Nail Tips & Glue

nail tips and glue

Long nail designs are in all-time high demand, which gives you more freedom to create beautiful, artistic designs. Many people choose to extend their natural nails with acrylics and plastic tips.To achieve the desired nail length, nail techs need to use nail tips and nail glue for extensions before applying any polish, gel, powder, or acrylic.

3. Nail Drill & Bits

For any manicure that uses acrylic nails, gel, or dip powder, a drill is required to get the perfect look. Basically an electric nail file, a nail drill helps you work more efficiently, especially with nail extensions. Working on nail extensions requires accurate and fast skills to remove products. The nail drill is also used for shaping, backfilling and cleaning the nails’ areas where a regular nail file can’t touch.

But what’s a drill without the bits? Different drill bits are made for different purposes. There are two most popular types of drill bits coming in a variety of materials such as ceramic and metal. Choosing the right bits for the right job will help achieve excellent manicure results.

4. Acrylic Tools

Acrylic nails are a very popular option today. People love the look of long nails with a fun design or color on them but to get a professional acrylic manicure you will need some tools. These can include:

led nail lamp

  • LED Light Lamp: To cure hard gels, soft gels and normal gel polish, a good LED/UV lamp is essential. LED lamp can cure gel polish in about 30 seconds
  • Acrylic Brushes:A good set of nail brushes helps a lot when working with traditional acrylics. They come in various shapes and sizes so make sure you choose the right one you work well with.
  • Nail Forms: Nail forms are used to help form a nail extension without using a nail tip. They can prevent uneven nails for your client.
  • High-Quality Base & Top Coats Base and top coat are two of the unskippable steps in the nail systems to ensure that the nail polish sticks and the manicure set lasts longer.

Make sure you add these important acrylic tools to your nail kit!

5. Variety of Colors–Gel, Dip, and Polishes

It’s not very common to have a gel manicure kit or dip powder at home, which is why many people visit the salon. A professional nail tech can offer them a wide selection of colors and polish types. Having a good range of products and colors also allows you more room to develop your creativity and design gorgeous nail art! Stock up on colors/types of polish that tend to be more popular to your clients. 

6. Disinfectant Products

Even before the pandemic, it was important to keep your station/tools clean and sanitized. Just like doctors and dentists sanitize their tools in between each patient, nail techs must clean their nail cutters, drills, or tables between clients. Alcohol solutions are used to remove the sticky layer left after the gel curing and to disinfect the tools and equipment.

7. Nail Removal Kit

nail removal kit

People get their nails removed for many different reasons–work won’t allow them, their nails need a break, or they just end up not liking them as much as they thought they would. But that’s okay! Stay stocked on all the necessary products for nail removal such as Acetone, nail/gel polish remover, cotton balls and foils (if you use foil remover).

Get Started at Queen Beauty Institute

You know that boost of confidence you experience when you have your nails done? You have the power to make others feel that way by applying the beauty skills covered in our nail technology program! If you love creating nail art, you should consider enrolling at Queen Beauty Institute. Our program covers a wide range of beauty techniques, such as applying gel polish, acrylic nails, and much more.

Nails not your thing? That’s okay! Queen Beauty Institute offers programs in cosmetology, esthetics, and more so you can pursue a future in whatever beauty direction you dream about. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour! We can’t wait to meet you.

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