Whether you’re just starting out or replacing your current stash, using the best nail art supplies for your personal needs is a game changer as a nail tech. Using the best supplies will open up a whole new world for you and help you improve your skills in a way you didn’t think was possible.
But it’s important to understand that all nail techs needs are different. We all offer different services, specialise in certain designs, techniques and mediums. So it’s crucial that you’re investing in the best kit for you and what you offer, not necessarily what another nail tech on Instagram uses.
Ready to upgrade your nail art supply kit but not sure where to start? Scroll to discover our top tips to factor in, when choosing which supplies to purchase.
Consider your style
If you find yourself drawn to more intricate designs, you may need a wider variety of tools and materials than someone who only creates simple designs.
This is when you need to take a step back and take an audit of your services and existing kit and see what you actually need.
A few good quality brushes will be more than enough gel nail artists, but if you’re also playing around with acrylic, extensions, glitter, 3d moulding, then you’re bound to need more.
A great way to work out what you need is to list all your services, and the tools you need for each one.
Eliminate any duplicates and you’ve got yourself a shopping list.
Decide your budget
Giving yourself a realistic budget when shopping for nail art supplies will definitely help you narrow down your choices, and make sure that you don’t overspend on things you don’t need.
A budget is there for a reason, and shopping around different options within that budget will help you stick to it.
Look for quality
Low-quality materials and tools can lead to smudged designs and damaged nails.
Ever had a brush that left hairs behind on the nails after using?
Ever had a gel that goes gloopy in the pot after one use?
Ever bought a colour that lacked pigment so much that it’s unusable?
These are the kind of products we’re avoiding here.
As a nail tech, good quality tools and products can make or break your service, and genuinely help you out by cutting down your service time or making nail art quicker and easier for you.
So if you have the option to go with something higher quality, we’re advising that you go with that.
With so many nail art supplies being sold online, it can be hard to get a genuine feel for the product, and to know if they are worth purchasing.
Reading reviews should be your best friend at this stage!
Reviews from verified customers can give you an insight into the quality of the products and how easy they are to work with, and then you can decide if they will work with you.
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