What are Acrylic nails?

Acrylic is one of the most common and the strongest artificial nail systems currently available in the market. It is created by using a cross-linked polymer technology. Once the acrylic is bonded (through polymerization) to the nail, it hardens to add strength, length, and thickness to the nail.

Who is Best Suited?

In Beauty and Nail technology, we learn that acrylic is best suited for clients who lead a very active lifestyle, clients who use their hands a lot in their work and hobbies as well as heavy handed clients as it is extremely resilient.


  • Acrylic nails are durable which means they are flexible, sturdy, and resistant to damage.
  • Maintenance of an acrylic nail is quick and easy
  • Acrylic nails provide a protective layer for the natural nails underneath
  • Nail technology can aid correcting irregular nail shapes
  • Their smooth surface is great for applying nail art
  • They are cheaper due to their wide availability
  • Acrylic nails last longer.


  • They can cause damage to natural nail beds, if incorrect procedures are followed, always use a qualified beauty and nail therapist.
  • Acrylic nails sometimes look less natural than gel nails.
  • When applied, the process involves unpleasant chemicals and fumes.
  • Acrylic nails have to be soaked in potentially harmful acetone.
  • It is time consuming to remove

       Homecare Advice

  • Do not bite or pick at your nails
  • Use cuticle oil regularly
  • Always have your nails removed correctly, by a qualified nail technician, with the use acetone
  • Do not use acetone based nail polish remover
  • Schedule regular maintenance
  • Wearing gloves while doing things like cleaning
  • Use moisturizer and cuticle oil to keep your hands and nails healthy
  • Do not use them as tools
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