Using Vents in Jamberry Wraps for Curved Nails


I choose to think of my nail beds as “special” because frankly, I didn’t know I had strange nail beds until I started using Jamberry.

How can you tell if you also possess “special” nail beds?
Take a look at your nails straight on. Do they curve like mine do in this picture, from side to side?

That would be one problem to deal with, but like I said, I’m special.

Now look at them from the side. Do they also curve from front to back? Yup, special.

Another way to tell is if you get bubbles or puckers around the edges of your wraps. It’s not the wrap’s fault and it’s not your fault. It’s your nails.

Not to worry! There is a solution for either or both problems and those are vents. I can’t take credit for coming up with this idea. I’ll link to the video where I learned about it, but I do mine a little differently.

This is a vent:

It’s just a tiny cut placed towards and angled to the bottom of the wrap. Put one on either side. The video suggests cutting a wedge, but I found that ends up leaving a little gap that kind of bothers me. This way may have some overlap, but it’s less bothersome. It’s totally up to you.

You’re going to place the bottom of the wrap on first and just let the top hang out for a second while you get everything placed right.

Once the bottom is pressed down, now pull the top into place around the sides.

Heat and file as usual and there you have it! I went from an average of 5-6 days with my wraps to over 2 weeks. I’d say that’s worth an extra little step!
Let me know if you have any questions!

FYI – This wrap is the Mad Hatter from the Fall/Winter 2014 catalog.

Original video:

UPDATE: If you liked this post, be sure to check out The Latest Jamberry Application Test where I try out another method that worked out well for me. For some (like me) Jamberry can take some trial and error to find the right method. Hopefully these tutorials help! Please comment if you have specific questions!

– Jen