Acrylic Nail Art And Maintenance

shutterstock_130973981Acrylic nails are not only feminine, but also very fashionable. Acrylic nail art has dominated the beauty industry for years and is still causing a stir among many women. Many saloons and spas have vast experience when it comes to applying and removing any nail polish or nail art you desire. Acrylic nails (AKA fake nails)  can be used over a full nail or half of it to create a tip. They are created by mixing acrylic liquid and powder which is applied to the nail and shaped according to the desired length.

The mixture hardens as soon as it is exposed to air to form a canvass ready to design any way you would like. The nails can be discarded after roughly four months of use, so while you have them don’t be afraid to play around with different shades of nail polish as well as different nail art designs. In most cases, you will find ready made designs to choose from, but you can also get a custom made design for your acrylics.

Benefits Of Acrylic Nails

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Acrylic nails prevents nail biting, nail breakage and enhances protection of split nails. If you are unable to grow your natural nails to the length and strength you desire, you should choose acrylic nails as they are the best solution to such persistent nail issues.

Before deciding to get acrylic nails, keep in mind that as much as appealing acrylic nails look on the outside, the inside has to be kept clean. Nail brushes come in handy when it comes to scrubbing out dirt from under the tips of long nails. Ensure that you wash your hands on a regular basis. Acrylics’ cleanliness has to be maintained otherwise you risk getting infections.

Another important fact to note is that acrylics do not come cheap, especially if you want your nails to look professional and well cared for. Acrylic nails are a beautiful option, but it is a higher maintenance style, so if you are looking for the bare minimum, acrylic nails might not be the best option for you. You have to get fills every two to three weeks otherwise your nails are at risk of separating from the natural nail bed and create room for infections. Also, as stated earlier you will need to get a new set of acrylics after about four months. Generally, a salon’s cleanliness and technique should be your top priority when looking for quality services.

There are various acrylic nail art tutorials online that can teach you all you need to know about acrylics if you want to do it professionally. Some designs are simple, while others require years of experience and practice to master. It should be noted that acrylic nail art tutorials are also useful to those who have more experience because they can learn a lot of new ideas on how to further improve their skills.

Salon Help

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Not everyone has the time to do their nails at home. If that is you, then you need to have a talented nail technician who understands your style and isn’t afraid of experimenting with a variety of designs. You should always go out of your comfort zone when it comes to acrylic nails because they can enhance your image to a great extent. Acrylics lasts longer than gel nails, so busy women will find them a bliss.

If you have weak nails, you should know that as much as acrylic nail art is meant to make you look good, you need to take extra care of your nails. They can become so brittle to the extent of splitting down in the center if you don’t take the necessary precautions. One way to combat this is to soak your nails in acetone for a few minutes and file down the old set. Repeat the process to the end. Removing an old set of acrylic nails with a clipper should be discouraged because it causes long lasting damage.

Breaking acrylic nails is physically painful especially when the damage is extensive. However, the consolation about this is that you can fix the nail by yourself as you await the next visit to your nail technician. In most cases, acrylic nails crack at the tip or chip at the side which is easy to fix temporarily.

Acrylic nails are expensive so maintaining them and keeping them in good condition will save you money, time, and keep your manicure looking impeccable. The first thing to do when an acrylic nail breaks is to cover the crack with a tea bag. This is an inexpensive and readily available home remedy. You should cut it to the size of the damaged area.

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Once the area is dry, it should be filed down until it becomes even. This will be a good temporary fix that will last you until your next visit with your nail technician. This is one of the reasons why you can never go wrong with acrylic nails, because you will always be looking fabulous. Note that, if you begin bleeding after getting an injury on your acrylic nail, you should probably think about getting it removed completely to avoid serious infections.

It is no secret that once you get acrylics, you have to adjust your life in many ways. Whereas you may find it incredibly easy when it comes to activities such as texting, there are others where you are going to have a hard time such as Clasping necklaces, pulling you debit card out of a parking meter, buttoning skirts and shirts, untying knots etc. This is not meant to discourage you from looking into acrylic nails, but to simply understand it from every aspect. Acrylic nails are great, they just take a little time to get used to.

If possible precautions such as avoiding cuticle trimming should be taken. When cuticles are trimmed, it is easier for germs and other bacteria to get into your nails and cause nail infections which can take a long time to clear. Otherwise, acrylic nail art continues to lead in the beauty industry.

Whichever you decide Acrylic nails and acrylic nail art is a beautiful way to enhance your fingernails, and add a little personality to your daily wardrobe.