How To: Strong Tapered Sculptured Nails

The tapered nail shapes like the coffin aka ballerina and tapered square look pretty but they can be very weak and break easily.

  • Breaking is caused by OVER FILING the sides and NO C-CURVE.
  • Apply the Double Thick Competitive Edge Nail Form and make the tip of the form come more to a point (this makes it easier to taper in your product during application).
  • Free-edge application: Pat out the acrylic product on the form from side to side, making sure to come straight out from the nail groove first (THEN) Start tapering it in towards the tip.
  • Stroke product to draw product towards the tip and to thin out the tip. Note: Only Stroke the Free-edge product after Patting it into shape (too much stroking will cause a thin weak free-edge).
  • C- CURVE – the C-Curve gives you 90% of your strength. When the acrylic nail starts to dry and it is no longer shiny squeeze the C-Curve. Using your thumb nails or fingers start applying equal pressure on both sides of nail starting at the nail-bed and continuing towards the free-edge.

Have Fun,


  1. Do you think 37 is too old to go to nail school?

  2. This is so preety! I love your work. Thanks for help us Tammy!
    What number of brush is that? Whish one its propely? Please.
    From Chile my respect to you! ?

  3. This is pretty.. Which method works good and longer, acrylic nails or sculptured ?

  4. Se agradecería si estuviera subtitulado en español

  5. I love you so much! Biggest Tammy Taylor fan ever ever! My Queen❤❤❤❤❤❤

  6. Hi Taylor, my client always coming asking about get the acrylic nail done in 30min ? and i said no. I always do at least 1 hours. How do you do full set for 30min?

  7. Nooooo! My favorite videos…. sped up. ?? please go back to real time videos. They are much helpful! Love your work and products!!

  8. I love watching your videos! I much prefer you to explain your steps as you go.. it’s much better for learning and memorizing each step when you explain it.. sorry, but allllll nail videos are sped up.. whyyyyyy? I can’t see exactly what you’re doing and now I can hear what your doing.. ??

  9. Your nails are always flawless…love it!!

  10. Great video as usual. Lol intro still gets me every time.

  11. Omg i love how you do nails. You set the bar so high for other nail techs. I wish you was in the NYC area

  12. Beautés gentillesse biens ?????????

  13. Beautifulllll !!!! You have golden hands !!

  14. I love this set. Tammy taylor is amazing at nails. I will only use her products.

  15. Queria tanto fazer um curso com você?seu trabalho e maravilhoso?

  16. Tammy you are the best!!! Hope some day meet you!!! Besos desde Paraguay

  17. Love you Ms. Tammy…simple and elegant ?

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