Hybrid nails have become extremely popular over the past few years. It is probably because not only is it effective but also durable. Because of the fact that they last for a few weeks, it’s a good option before holidays to make sure your nails remain in a perfect condition throughout this time. The hybrid manicure can be done in a beauty salon as well as at home. However, the latter can be time-consuming and requires appropriate products. How to make and remove the hybrid manicure? Is it harmful to your nails? Keep on reading if you want to find out the answers.

Hybrid nails step by step

If you want to do a hybrid manicure, you might need:

  • file,
  • buffing block,
  • nail cleaner,
  • primer,
  • base coat,
  • hybrid nail polish,
  • top coat,
  • UV lamp,
  • cuticle oil.

If you have all you need, the fun part starts!

  1. File your nails.
  2. Move or cut the cuticles.
  3. Polish the nails with the buffing block.
  4. Clean the nails with the nail cleaner. If need be, use the primer.
  5. Apply a thin coat of a base and cure under UV lamp for 2 minutes. Then apply the hybrid nail colour of your choice and harden under the lamp.
  6. Apply the top coat, which will harden the nail and give it a shine, and cure under UV lamp.
  7. Wipe each finger with the nail cleaner, apply the nail oil and massage it into your nails and cuticles.

Now your hybrid nails are ready, they should last 2-3 weeks. After this time, you should remove or change the colour.

How to remove hybrid manicure?

Start by gently filing the top coat. Then soak a cotton pad in acetone, place it onto the nail and wrap with aluminium foil. Leave for 15 minutes, unwrap the foil and remove the nail polish. If need be, use an orange stick or file to scrape it off. Do not chip off lacquer as it may damage the nail plate.

Is hybrid manicure actually bad for your nails?

If you don’t do any breaks in the application, the condition of your nails may deteriorate. It is a chemical product in fact. In most cases, your nails will become thinner and more sensitive. If this is what happened with your nails, I suggest you to take a 2-3-month break. During this time, you should apply a nail serum to moisturise your nails. Once they get better, you can make a hybrid manicure again. In other case, when they are tired, there is no point applying the nail polish as it will start peeling off quickly.

Additional information

Firstly, during all nail treatments remember to follow the rules of hygiene. This way you will avoid infections due to the possible break in the epidermis.

Secondly, use products of high-quality brands. The effects will last longer and your nails will be beautiful.

In addition, keep in mind that when applying the hybrid base, it should not touch the cuticles and the free edge should be covered as well.

And last: until you harden the hybrids in the UV lamp, you can make changes and corrections.

So do you make hybrid manicure? Regularly or from time to time? Have you noticed any changes in your nail plate? I can’t wait to hear your opinions!


Author: Isabelle

Who am I and why do I own a blog about beauty and cosmetics? My name is Isabelle and I love to broaden the mind in regard to all-things beauty. I work in a beauty salon so in my free time, I like to learn more to be up to date with all cosmetic novelties. One day, I have decided to share my knowledge with a wider audience and here we are. I will be more than happy to answer all your questions!

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