Best Nail Tools For Beginners

Must-Have Nail Tools For Beginners 

Everyone starts somewhere — and that includes nail artists! We know it can seem daunting to sift through all the different nail tools and accessories out there, so we've compiled a short list of our top recommendations for nail artists that are just starting out on their journey. Keep reading for our favorite nail art products for any beginning nail tech!

Nail Drill And Drill Bits

Nail drills are versatile tools that, when mastered, can help you create truly beautiful and professional manicures. A drill can seem intimidating at first, but with a little practice and patience will quickly become one of your most reached-for tools. 

A nail drill can be used in a wide variety of ways, including cleaning and preparing the cuticles, buffing the nail surface, and shaping the free edge of the nails. You will need a specific nail drill bit for each of these steps, which are available in a range of sizes and grits. 

For example, the sand band drill bit is paired with disposable sanding bands to remove gel, shine, or color from the nails. Or, try the cuticle care drill bit for a quick way to tidy up the cuticles before a manicure! Check out the PLA Nail Drill and associated drill bits for a look into just how many different options there are! We also sell a Master nail drill set here if you want to invest in a complete kit.

Gel Nail Polish Colors

A good gel polish is arguably the foundation of a successful and durable manicure. We love using gel polish to create long-lasting and high-shine looks for any occasion. With almost 300 unique shades to choose from, the PLA Gel Polish line is a great way to get your personal collection started.

If you’re searching for 10 free nail polish, all of ours are, so you can use them regularly and safely. If gel isn't your favorite, you're in luck! All of our gel polishes are also available as a lacquer nail polish! Our nail lacquers are water-based, have no odor, and tend to take a bit longer to dry than gel. They can be bought as a duo so you can try them both out and see which you like better!

Black And White Polish

You'd be amazed at how many different designs can be done just with black and white!  They might seem a little basic at first, but from sophisticated French manicures to geometric patterns, black nail polish and white nail polish are great options for a wide range of looks. These are also good to have as gel liners so you can create even more intricate designs!

UV Light

Now that you've got your gel polishes, you'll definitely need a high-quality UV light for nails. One of the reasons gel polish is so popular is that it cures almost instantly under a UV light, so you can lock in your gorgeous designs without fear of smudging. For a cordless and rechargeable option, check out the PLA UV Light! 

Sanitation Products

While sanitation and safety products are definitely not the most exciting topic, they might just be the most important. To be a confident and professional nail artist, you need to be sure that you are creating a healthy work environment — both you and your clients will be grateful! Here are a few ways to keep your workspace clean and sanitary.

  • Gloves and masks: While not all nail artists use gloves, they are definitely recommended. We have both latex and nitrile options available! A nail mask is also an easy way to distance yourself from any fumes in your work area.
  • Barbacide: This a great option for disinfecting your reusable tools. It can be bought ready to use or as a concentrate to soak your tools in!
  • Pedicure sets: A PLA disposable pedicure set contains everything needed for a perfect pedicure in one kit. These single-use kits can help you keep your area sanitary between clients.
  • Pedicure liner: Keeping your pedicure tub clean is a must. These disposable liners make it simple to maintain a sanitary pedicure space for each new client.

We hope this little list helped you on your journey to becoming an amazing nail artist! Remember, we are always here to help our fellow beauty professionals in any way we can!

You can find all the items above and more on our online nail supply store here.

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