Most common mistakes when doing BIAB nails

BIAB (Builder In A Bottle) nails refer to a type of nail enhancement technique that combines aspects of both traditional gel extensions and acrylic nails. It’s important to avoid certain mistakes to achieve the best results. Here are some common mistakes to watch out for when doing BIAB nails:

  1. Improper Nail Preparation: Skipping or improperly preparing the natural nails can lead to poor adhesion and lifting of the BIAB product. Make sure to properly cleanse, shape, and gently buff the nails to create a smooth surface.
  2. Inadequate Application of Base Coat: The base coat is crucial for proper adhesion of the BIAB product. Applying it too thick or too thin can affect the overall durability and performance of the nails. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for application.
  3. Incorrect Application of BIAB Product: Applying the BIAB product too thickly or unevenly can result in an uneven surface, overexposed cuticles, and a bulky appearance. Applying thin, even layers is essential for achieving a natural and long-lasting result.
  4. Incorrect Curing: BIAB products require UV or LED curing to set properly. Not curing the layers for the recommended time can lead to under-cured or over-cured nails, affecting the strength and longevity of the enhancement.
  5. Ignoring the Cuticle Area: Properly sealing the edges and cuticle area is important to prevent lifting. Neglecting this step can lead to water or debris getting underneath the BIAB, causing lifting and potential nail damage.
  6. Over-Filing: Excessive filing can weaken the nail structure and lead to thinning of the natural nails. Be cautious when shaping and filing the BIAB product to avoid over-filing and compromising the integrity of the nails.
  7. Skipping Top Coat: Applying a top coat is crucial to protect the BIAB and create a smooth, glossy finish. Skipping this step can result in a dull appearance and reduced durability.
  8. Not Properly Sealing the Edges: Failing to seal the free edges of the nails can lead to premature chipping and peeling. Be sure to apply the BIAB product along the edges of the nails to create a secure seal.
  9. Using Incorrect Removal Techniques: When it’s time to remove the BIAB nails, avoid improper removal techniques that can damage the natural nails. Follow a gentle and safe removal process using the appropriate methods, such as soaking or using an acetone-based remover.
  10. Using Low-Quality Products: The quality of the BIAB product and other nail care materials can greatly impact the final result. Using subpar or expired products can lead to unsatisfactory outcomes, so invest in reputable and high-quality materials.