Jul 12

All About Acrylic & Gel Nails: what Is Best?

Published by @nailtechcentral

If you're new to getting or doing manicures, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to acrylic and gel nail treatments. Is one better than the other? 

Both of these treatments have their own unique properties and benefits that make them ideal for different needs. Let's take a closer look at both options!

Acrylic nails

Acrylic nails are made from a mixture of liquid monomer and powder polymer. This mixture is then applied to your natural nails and left to set. Due to the mixture's properties, acrylic nails tend to be quite 'hard' and therefore might break off quickly on flexible nails. However, if we assume the nails have been applied properly by the nail tech, durability heavily depends on your natural nail's condition and whether you look after your manicure with care. 
Shaping acrylic nails can be a real workout compared to gel nails due to the solid composition of the mixture. Yet, a major benefit of acrylic nails is that it sets while you work which means you don't have the extra curing time that gel nails have, but this also means you got to apply the acrylic to perfection if you want to skip the grind of shaping and filing. 
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