Acrylic nails are a two-part system made of a liquid and a powder (a monomer and polymer). When mixed together, they form a thick consistency that can be used to apply tips and colors to natural nails. It’s then given the desired shape, where it hardens in place to add strength, length, and thickness to the nail.
Have been around for decades, but they’ve had a resurgence in recent years thanks to a combination of celebs,
Instagram, and our collective nail art obsession. Great for those looking to add length and strength to their nails, acrylics can also create a larger, more evenly shaped canvas for those who love intricate nail designs.
Acrylics should last six to eight weeks with a fill needed about every two to three weeks,
depending on your nail growth. “Fills are very important because once your nails start to grow is when lifting begins to happen.
Whatever you do, resist the urge to pluck them off yourself. The best and safest way to remove acrylics is to go to your nail professional to get them properly removed.
It’s important to not try to peel them off yourself or remove them in an unsafe way because it can cause damage. It takes a bit more time and effort than typical polish removal, but it’s worth it.