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How to Do Backfills and Fills for Gel French Manicures
Steps for a French fill:
Step 1: Using a coarse Swiss carbide bit (any shape) or a 100-grit abrasive board, reduce the product by about two-thirds.
Step 2: Using a clean, fine-grit (220 or higher) abrasive board, prep the natural nail in the growth area between the cuticle and the old product; be careful not to damage the natural nail. Do not use electric files on the natural nail.
Step 3: Remove dust, then dehydrate and cleanse the nails.
Step 4: Apply white and pink product as you would when doing a new set of pink-and-white overlays. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s application instructions for the products you use.
Step 5: Complete the service.
- Nancy King