I love having my toe nails painted, but painting my toes is a pain. The toe separater always hurts and walking around on my heels while I wait for my toes to dry isn’t very pleasant either. A Jamberry pedicure was the answer that I needed! Now with Jamberry Nails I can do my toes without needing to separate my toes and I don’t need to wait for polish to dry. It’s almost a bonus that they last so long. They should last for up to 6 weeks, but I usually wear them for at least 8. In fact I wore my last set for so long that it looked like I was wearing French Tips on my toes because they had grown out so much!
I didn’t have any difficulty with applying my first set of toe wraps. I watched a few YouTube videos and felt ready to go. Yet I have Jamberry customers that tell me all the time that they are a bit scared of trying a Jamberry Pedicure. I’ll admit it can be a bit confusing the first time around, so I wanted to break down how to do a pedicure with Jamberry Nail wraps. Trust me that once you do it you’ll become hooked on them.
How to do a Jamberry Pedicure
Applying the wraps for a Jamberry pedicure is a bit different then the way you would traditionally apply them on your nails, but there are many similarities. The biggest difference is really how you get the wraps. For a manicure you cut the correct size wrap in half and apply. For a pedicure you do that for your big toe, but then you take the largest wrap on the sheet and cut it into eight pieces to apply to all of your remaining toe nails. You can see what I mean in the picture below. The very bottom picture shows how the largest wrap should be cut up.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have very tiny toe nails, so I always need to trim the wraps down even more. I do that as I go. As you’ll see in my video below I usually just find the wrap that seems to fit the nail I’m working on the best, trim it enough to fit, and go from there. If you want to get the best pieces than trim the entire wrap while it’s still on the plastic and don’t just wing it as I do in my video.
Remember that you get two sets of pedicure wraps from every sheet of Jamberry Nail wraps. For the pedicure you use the largest wraps on the end of the sheet. Second largest wrap is for your big toe and the largest wrap is for the rest of your toes.
Jamberry Pedicure Application Process
1. Nail Prep
As with any Jamberry Nails wrap application nail prep is important, but luckily for a pedicure it doesn’t take as much work. I push back my cuticles and I always swipe my nails with alcohol before applying the wrap. If you have any toes that have a cuticle buildup on them (my pinky toes are more cuticle than nail I swear) then take the time to try and scrape that off. Otherwise the wraps won’t last very long. I like to scrape mine with my metal spoon cuticle pusher. I personally don’t wash my toes before application like I do with my hands, but if your toe nails are dirty than you should.
Note: I do not cut my toe nails before I apply my wraps. I think you get the best seal by cutting the nail with the wraps after they have cooled. For this reason I only apply the to wraps when my toe nails are long enough to be cut.
2. Apply the Wrap
Once you have preped your toe nails then it’s time to apply the wrap. Clean each nail off with an alcohol wipe before you apply the wrap. Once the alcohol has dried off (in a few seconds) peel the wrap off from the protective backing. It is very important that you don’t touch the adhesive on the back of the wrap with your fingers, so use the orange stick that came in your application kit or a pair of tweezers.
At this point you can give the wrap a blast of heat from your heat source or you can apply it directly to the nail. I personally prefer to skip the initial heating of the wrap. Lay the wrap on your nail, check that the positioning is to your liking (move it if needed), and then push the wrap down with your finger. At this point you should take your heater and hold it over your toe nail to heat the wrap up.
Once you’ve heated the wrap take the purple stick that came in your application kit and use it to apply a lot of pressure to the wrap. If you don’t have a purple stick than just apply pressure with your fingers. I would then give it some more heat and a little more pressure, but this time I would just use my finger. Then leave it and move on to the next toe. If the wrap is hanging off your toe too much you can trim it a little, but make sure it’s still hanging past your toe nail.
3. Trim the Wrap
Once you have applied the wraps to all of your toes it’s time to trim the excess off. To do this take your nail trimmers and cut the wrap and nail to the length that you want your toe nail. I hate long toe nails, so I personally trim as far down as I can get the toe nail to go. Once you do that to all your nails you’re done! Now you will have great looking toes for weeks!
Jamberry Pedicure Application Video
Still not fully sure how to apply your wraps? Check out my video below for a visual walk through of the application process.
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