These are acrylic nails extensions built up on 'forms'. The free edge (also known as the tip or the white part of the nail) is created by hand using acrylic liquid and powder. No tips are used at all because this free edge is built up on top of the form. The form fits perfectly to the individual nail, creating the perfect curve and improved strength & durability. The whole process is done by hand and the art takes years to master. This is one of the reasons you don't see sculptured nail extensions offered in every salon.Why are sculptured nails stronger?
They are stronger for several reasons. A typical nail extension (where a tip has been applied) has a weak spot where the tip is attached to the natural nail. This is why many breaks often occur at the tip. The sculptured nail does not have this weakness because there is no tip. Although each nail has a white 'free edge' and a pink 'body' it is the same product covering the nail from cuticle to free edge and therefore there is no weak spot. The sculptured nail is also stronger because the strength of the nail extension comes from the bond between the acrylic coating and the natural nail. When a tip has been used there is less natural nail touching the acrylic than when a nail has been sculptured. We believe sculptured acrylic nails are the strongest nail extensions available today.
How are they more beautiful?
To the untrained eye the true beauty of the nail enhancement may go unnoticed, but to a passionate nail tech we need curves in all the right places! Sculptured acrylics are beautiful, perfectly curved nail enhancements because the forms fit each person's nails individually. This type of extension also looks incredibly natural because the whole thing is created by hand.