How to Prep Your Nails

This lesson will guide you through Nail Prep, a vital step to ensure long-lasting Nailboo manicures.

Nail Care
Est. 10-20 mins

Trim Nails to Desired Length

Utilize a nail clipper to trim your nails to the desired length

File Nails to Desired Shape

After trimming, use a nail file to shape and smooth the edges of your nails, moving in one direction to avoid causing damage, and create a neat, uniform appearance.

Push Back Cuticles

Gently push back your cuticles using a cuticle pusher or an orangewood stick.

Scrape Excess Cuticle

Use the other side of the cuticle pusher to gently scrape any excess cuticle.

Cut Excess Cuticle

If necessary, trim any remaining excess cuticle with a cuticle nipper, being cautious to avoid cutting too much and causing discomfort or potential injury.

Lightly Buff Nails

Proceed by lightly buffing your nails to eliminate the natural shine and achieve a matte finish. Remember, gentle buffing is crucial to preserving the beauty of your nails.

Remove Oils

Thoroughly cleanse your nail plate by swiping a Pro Soak Acetone-soaked wipe across your nails. This step eliminates oils, debris, and moisture, preparing your nails for a flawless finish. Ensure you reach every spot around the cuticles for a consistent matte appearance.