From Bitten to Beautiful: How to Create a Ballerina Shape for Nail Biters

Step 1: Prep the nail as usual.

In Step 2, take off the form from the form paper and position the tab evenly at the center of the form. Ensure there’s some space where the form meets the natural nail, as this area can become thicker when cutting, making it more susceptible to tearing.
Step 3: To form a proper shape, precisely join the lower wings of the form together, making sure both sides meet flawlessly. Next, bring the end of the form to a point and secure it in place.

Step 4 : Gently place the form on the finger, ensuring it’s aligned straight with the center of the finger from a side view. Your eyes may deceive you into thinking it’s tilting upwards, so use a straight tool like a file or ruler to double-check. When viewed from above, the form should be closed without any gaps where it meets the nail. If there are gaps, the form must be customized to fit perfectly.

Step 5: Trace around the outline of the free edge using a KB Form Tailoring White Gel Pen. This will help create a defined shape. Using a white gel pen is recommended to avoid staining and denting.

Step 6: Utilize KB Curved Form Tailoring Scissors to carefully cut out the template.

Step 7: Reposition the form to the same spot as in step 4, making sure any gaps have been eliminated. Then, use the white gel pen to mark the positions where the corners of the natural free edge are located.

Step 8: Using KB Straight Form Tailoring Scissors, create a cut that’s around 1cm in length and angled at approximately 45 degrees.

Step 9: After making the necessary adjustments to the nail form, reposition it as described in step 4. Pinch the underside of the form to ensure it’s fully closed. Thanks to the cuts made in the previous step, you should be able to create a deep and tight C-curve when pinching the form.

Step 10-1: Begin by applying the initial bead of cover pink at the free edge. Then, use the form to create a tapered shape.

Step 10-2: Start by placing the first bead of cover pink at the free edge, and use the form to shape it into a taper. It’s important to avoid relying solely on filing to achieve this, as excessive filing can cause the C-curve to diminish.

Step 11: Next, apply the second bead of cover pink onto the nail plate.

Step 12: Proceed by adding the third bead of cover pink to form the apex of the nail. Ensure that the apex is positioned towards the back 1/3 of the nail and extends straight out to the free edge.

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