How to Prevent Bubbles in Nail Polish, According to Nail Experts

15 Nov.,2022


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The teeny tiny bubbles that sometimes pop up in your manicure are annoying, yes, but may also be an indication that it's time to replace your polish (or head to a new nail salon, if you chose to use theirs). "Bubbles in nail polish could mean the product is too old or not well taken care of," says Steph Stone, a celebrity manicurist. And, If the product isn't well maintained, your manicure will likely also chip early, too.

So, if you're wondering how exactly to prevent bubbles in nail polish, Byrdie has your back. We spoke to two experts, Steph Stone and Julie Kandalec, to find out not only how to prevent bubbles, but also what the remedies are to repair them, and if it's possible to get rid of them once they appear. Keep reading for the details.

Meet the Expert

  • Steph Stone is a celebrity manicurist based in New York City.
  • Julie Kandalec is the founder of JK Nail Artelier in New York City.