If y’all are anything like me, you enjoy a nice set of nails. Manicures are a fantastic way to treat yourself and rock a cute nail color. There are so many manicure options, including acrylics, which is a great long-lasting option. If you’re new to this style, check out this guide on what to know before getting your first acrylic set.
Quality of Your Natural Nail
Acrylic nails are beautiful! I love looking at different designs and shapes. However, I always think about what’s going on below the surface. Before getting an acrylic set, you must assess the quality of your natural nails and make sure they can handle acrylics. If you have brittle or weak nails, you need to whip them into shape before heading off to the nail salon. Apply jojoba oil on your nails because it’s a natural strengthener. It’s important to note that strengthening your nails is not an overnight job, and you should wait until your nails are ready to handle acrylics before moving forward.
Shapes and Lengths
The best part of your manicure appointment is deciding the shape and length of your acrylic set. Since you’re a newbie, I suggest an oval shape with a short length. Trust me—you won’t regret going short for your first time because long nails are tricky. After you master the short acrylics look, you can branch out into longer nails with fun shapes!
Nail Polish Application
When it comes to acrylic nails, you must understand nail polish application. Unlike a traditional manicure, acrylics require special applications in the form of acrylic or dip powder. But essentially, the creation process is among the things you need to know about nail acrylic powder. Your nail tech will mix a liquid monomer with the powder to make it spreadable on your nail. Every time I watch the process, I’m always amazed.
After any beauty treatment, you must think about aftercare. When I get a fresh manicure, I like to avoid doing anything that could chip my nails. However, acrylics are a bit different. You don’t have to worry about polish chipping, but breakage and natural nail irritation can happen. Avoid doing things like opening cans with your nails or cleaning with harsh chemicals like bleach. In addition, it’s best to use cuticle oil on your nails to support nail growth.
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice set of nails? Manicures are a fantastic way to treat yourself and rock a cute nail color. A great manicure option is acrylics. They’re a versatile and long-lasting option. If you’re new to this style, I hope my guide on what to know before getting your first acrylic set was helpful.