How to Apply Jamberry Nail Wraps:
There are many different ways to apply Jamberry nail wraps. I recommend experimenting until you find the method that works best for you! Below I will list some of the different methods and tips and tricks that have helped me when applying and removing Jamberry nail wraps.
Don’t rush. Make this time all about YOU! You deserve it.
Here is my modified version of the Jamberry nail wrap application instructions:
Step 1: Wash your hands with dish soap to remove any oils.
Step 2: Clean your nails with alcohol or pure acetone (regular nail polish remover sometimes has oil in it, big no no!). Push back cuticles and don’t touch you nails on anything oily until you are done with application. This includes your face.
Step 3: Cut the wrap in half.
Step 4: Match the wrap to the nail with the best fit. Make sure it fits the nail ONLY, without touching any skin. If the wrap touches your skin it can cause peeling.
Step 5: Using tweezers or an orange stick, peel off the wrap and heat for 3-5 second with the mini heater or blow dryer. You want to heat it just until the wrap barely bends and becomes flexible. There is also a method for cold application in one of the videos below. I actually prefer to apply cold because you can easily reposition, if needed.
Step 6: When warm, press the wrap onto the nail. Apply firm pressure to adhere the wrap to the nail. I like to pull on the end of the nail wrap to tighten it down. Smooth out any bubble with your finger, rubber cuticle pusher, or orange stick.
Step 7: Trim the excess wrap with scissors or nail clippers as close to the the actual nail as you can get. Make sure you get the corners really well. I like to flip my hand over so I can see.
Step 8: Repeat this process on all of your nails so that by the time you’re done the first ones are cool.
Step 9: Once the nail is cool, file off any wrap that is still hanging over the nail in a 90 degree downward motion.
Step 10: Apply heat and pressure one last time to make sure the wrap is fully bonded to the nail. If you you wrap a plastic baggy around your nail for this last step it tightens the seal even better! See video below.
If you need to trim you Jamberry nail wraps, check out my tutorial on How To Create a Reusable Jamberry Nail Wrap Template.
Here are the official Jamberry nail wrap application videos:
Here are some Jamberry nail wrap application videos that helped me:
How to Remove Jamberry Nail Wraps:
There are also several ways to remove Jamberry nail wraps! Once again, it’s a matter of preference.
Here are the official Jamberry removal options:
Quick Removal Process: Heat the shields with a blowdryer for 15 seconds. Then break the seal by getting under the edge of the shield with your opposite thumb nail. Slowly peel the shield from side to side. If the Nail Shields are not peeling easily or the adhesive is still bonded to the nail bed then follow the Gentle Removal Process.
Gentle Removal Process: Soak the Nail Shields in nail polish remover for 20-30 seconds and gently rub them off. Soaking will break down the adhesive bond and allow them to easily slide of the nail bed.
I personally prefer to remove my wraps with oil or hot water and a dental flosser. This video is really helpful: