nails that makes you feel like an absolute goddess – ask Kylie
Jenner, with her always changing sets of stunning talons. And while
they first popped up and gained popularity in the 90s, they’ve been
modernized in a new and chic way – you just have to know what
you’re getting yourself into beforehand.
They can feel “tight” and uncomfortable for the first time. If it
lasts longer than a day or two, you might need to go back to the
salon and try tension relieving tricks, like shortening length or
changing size of the tip.
They need to be maintained and filled every other week because
moisture can get under the acrylic which can create a fungus.
Preparation is key. Prep weak or brittle nails with jojoba oil, which
is a natural strengthener, since many artificial nail strengtheners
can contain formaldehyde.
Ensure that our removal process isn’t removing layers of your own
nail – many salons go straight to drip the acrylic off, but soaking
in acetone for 30 minutes helps break it down so that it can be
removed without the damage.
Make sure your nail artist is working with sanitized equipment, since
unhygienic practices can lead to infections that definitely will make
you want to stay away from manicures for a while.
Think about shape – square might be better if you type a lot, but
oval flatters most hand sales and I a classic choice you can’t go
wrong with. Start short even if you want vampy Kardashian nails. You
can always get them filled in as they grow longer.
Invest in a good cuticle oil, which will keep our acrylics lasting
longer and maintain your nail health, as well as the skin around
Once you’ve gotten your acrylics done, make sure to wear gloves
whenever you wash the dishes or use cleaning products, especially
ones using bleach which is sure to ruin a fresh manicure.
With an experienced and detailed technician, getting these nails can
take upwards of 1.5 hours, and they last for two to three weeks.
10. A new set can cost upwards of $100, but since it lasts two to three times as long as a traditional manicure, and more intricate, the hefty price tag is justifiable.