Sexy nails are more than just another beauty trend – they’re also one of the best ways to create a signature look, and one that’s unique to you. Whether you like short and classic or long and elegant, acrylic nails can be the perfect way to achieve the look you’ve always wanted. But how long do acrylic nails last? If you have an important meeting or an exciting event coming up, it’s important to know how long your sexy new nails will last so that you don’t end up having to rush out and get them fixed before your big day!
What Acrylic Nails Are?
Acrylics are a nail enhancement that can be used to create manicured, beautiful looking nails. Acrylics come in liquid form which is then applied and sculpted with tools like brushes and files onto the natural nail. The two types of acrylics are press on or soak off. Press on nails are thin strips of plastic that adhere to the nail without any need for drying time. These kinds of fake nails can typically last 2-4 weeks before they need to be replaced. Soak off acrylics, on the other hand, usually last 3-5 days before they start to show signs of wear and tear but require 24 hours for the application process to dry completely so it is not possible to get them wet during this time period.
What Makes Acrylic Nails Last?
One of the most common types of artificial nails is acrylic. Acrylic nails are typically made from a mixture of liquid monomer and polymer powder, which is then shaped into a nail-like shape using heat. The final product can be pressed onto natural fingernails as an extension or applied to its own tips for a completely artificial nail. The durability, flexibility and texture of the artificial nail depend on the type of polymer powder used in the mix.
The longevity of an acrylic nail largely depends on how well it’s cared for. If you apply press on nails that don’t require any glue, they will not damage your natural nail underneath and can be worn up to two weeks before needing replacement.
Acrylic Nail Maintenance
Acrylic nails are loved by many because they’re such a breeze to maintain. Just schedule a fill every two weeks and you can enjoy beautiful, flawless, sexy nails all year round! In order to get the best out of your nail appointment, we recommend having a manicure beforehand. This will help your technician shape the natural nail bed before applying the UV cured polymer that creates the nail itself. There’s really no need for an artificial nail during this time as well so don’t worry about damaging those talons! If you need any advice in between appointments – just drop us an email or give us call and we’ll be more than happy to help with any of your questions or concerns (sometimes keeping your hands busy is just what’s needed).
How To Remove Acrylic Nails?
Press on nails are not the most durable option for your manicure, but they can be a good choice for a quick fix. They are not meant to last more than one to two weeks, so if you plan on wearing them longer than that, it is best to use a nail glue instead of press on nails. If you have used press on nails and have gotten tired of them already, there are multiple ways to remove them. First, soak your hands in warm water and dish soap. This will soften the glue that holds the false nail onto your natural nail bed. Then take a cotton swab dipped in acetone (nail polish remover) and gently rub back and forth over the area where the fake nail meets your skin until it starts lifting up.
Are They Worth The Money?
Do acrylic nails last as long as gel manicures? Acrylics are a great option if you’re looking for an inexpensive nail service or simply want to paint your own nails at home. It’s important to take care of the artificial nails by filing and shaping them every other week, but they can last for up to two weeks with proper care. Gel manicures, however, provide a stronger bond and stay on for up to three weeks. Plus, because gel is applied directly onto the natural nail bed it’s also less likely to chip or peel off. There is no clear answer as to whether one option lasts longer than the other since it depends on many factors such as nail thickness, how often you wear them, and how well you take care of them.
Avoid These Mistakes
- Not choosing the right color for you – The first step to getting a manicure is deciding what color you want your nails to be. Determining whether or not you want pastel or bright colors can be tricky, but it’s worth figuring out if you want a neutral look or something more bold.
- Choosing the wrong shape – Whether you’re looking for a square nail shape, round, or oval-shaped finger tips, there are many different nail shapes available to suit any taste.
- Not getting them filled in enough – Make sure when applying your acrylics that they’re thick enough and opaque so the natural nail underneath doesn’t show through the design.