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Nail Training Hand 101

Congratulations, you're probably here because you have decided to take the first step in jumpstarting your nail career. Whether as a new year resolution or because you have plans to open your nail salon this year and want your nail services to be top-notch.

As a beginner nail tech, having a nail training hand is a must since you can practice your nail designs as much as you want. If you're a DIY nail enthusiast who loves to create nail designs as a hobby, there's no shame in that! You can use the nail tech training hand or practice hand for nails as your canvas.

These techniques take time, and no matter how long you've been in the nail industry, honing your craft is still essential. With constant practice, you'll be able to avoid common acrylic nail mishaps and gel nail polish mistakes. If you're still unconvinced about whether the nail training hand is worth the splurge, let this blog enlighten you.


What is a Nail Training Hand?

Nail training hand or practice hand for nails is usually a part of every beginner nail tech's starter kit; whether they are going to nail school or taking an online nail tech class, it's one of the primary things they must do to learn nails. You can read our blog on practical beginner nail tech tips and real-life scenarios that nail techs can relate to

Flexible fingers and gripping make our nail training hand more user-friendly than other silicone hands. 100 pieces of refill tips are included in the package. To make things even easier, the pop-up nail tips stay in place and don't cause any damage to the hand when being used repeatedly.

You can explore so many nail designs by having the best nail practice hand at your disposal, such as ombre nails, crackle gel, dip powder nails, acrylic nails, etc. You can also get used to doing nail techniques essential for your work like nail care, building an apex, airbrushing, and more. 


Pros and Cons of having a Nail Training hand?


  • Easy to use for beginners
  • Affordable
  • Reliable
  • Long-lasting
  • A must-have for beginner and nail professionals


  • It doesn't look visually pleasing compared to a natural hand
  • Have to refill nail tips 
  • It can be less sturdy if not taken care of properly


How to use a Nail Training Hand?


Step 1: Place the tips on your Nail Training Hand

The first step is to place the tips on your practice hand since it will be the base. The nail training hand comes with 100 pieces of tips that you can use whenever you need to practice.


Step 2: You can start prepping your nails

After placing the tips, you can now start prepping your nails as you would with a nail client in real life. You can read our nail prep starter guide to know more. 


Step 3: Apply the nail art design you want

You can now start working on any nail art you desire, from ombre nails to crackle gel. Remember to trust the process and don't let self-doubt stop you from working on your masterpiece. We have a blog about defeating self-doubt to help you out! So, give it a read.


How to remove nail tips from Nail Training Hands?

To remove the nail tips from the practice hands is easy; you simply need to pop them off, and voila! You're good to go.


How to take care of your Nail Training Hands?

  • Dust the nail training hand whenever you're not using it
  • Clean the practice hand after using them
  • Place them in a safe spot where they won't fall or be destroyed



The nail practice hand is an excellent tool for practicing nail art designs anytime and anywhere. If you're going to constantly practice your nail art skills or just be inspired by other designs there, you can join our iGel Beauty Facebook community to grab the chance to connect and be inspired.