Acrylic nails are great options for women with short nails or trouble nails. Acrylic nails can quickly add length and strength and revitalize one’s hands entirely, offering you a whole new look. The process of applying acrylic nails involves chemicals called monomers and polymers that bond with your natural nail. So you can think of acrylic nails as extensions of your own nails, which is essentially what they are. Acrylic nails last a fairly long time, and any breaks that occur are easy to fix. You can even fix your own acrylic nails at home. However, acrylic nails can and should only be applied, removed, and maintained at a reputable salon in Jacksonville like Adrienne and Michelles. The cost of acrylic nails is barely more than the cost of a traditional manicure, starting at around $30. However, the cost of acrylic nails is far less in the long run because of how long the manicure lasts. Compared with prepping and painting natural nails, acrylic nails last much longer and are of course much stronger than the natural nail.
Of course, acrylic nails are not for everyone. The process of removing the acrylic requires soaking your nail in acetone, which can be problematic for some people. If the acrylic nail is not maintained and refilled properly, the condition of the nail will deteriorate and it will not look attractive. Gel nails are a popular alternative to acrylic nails, but they can cost more and also might not last as long as acrylic. If you are getting ready for a special event or want a new look for your nails, ask a professional aesthetician at Adrienne and Michelles for the best option for your lifestyle.