Ping-pong nails

 trimming inside
 trimming outside
 glueing on
 trimming the silk
 applying the silk
 glueing the silk
 cutting the nail
 filing the nail
 buffing the nail



the repaired nail beside a natural one
The repaired nail beside a natural one


This lesson shows how you can repair a broken nail quickly and easily at home. You can make nails that are comfortable, inexpensive and which feel and function like normal nails. They can last up to two weeks. Unlike commercial false nails which attach to the entire surface of the nail, ping-pong nail extensions are glued only to the very tip and so do not harm the living surface of the natural nail.

Any questions or comments? Contact Siobhán Armstrong.

Siobhán would like to thank Berkeley, USA based baroque guitarist Richard Savino for teaching her the technique described here.

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