What Is Acrylic Nail, And What Are Nail Tips?
Considering about there are not only professional manicurists but some beginners are reading this article. So, first of all, before I talk about the advantage of acrylic nails, let me tell you the definition of these professional nouns.
Different from the gel extension method, the acrylic nail is through the combination of Acrylic Powder and Acrylic Liquid to form a mass of semi-solid, then you could use a brush to reshape it on the nails to achieve the desired extension effect. Nowadays, there are many colored acrylic powders in the manicure market. You could choose the color that you want, which saves the time to brush basic gel polish again.
Nail tips are made of plastic and are usually divided into full cover and half cover. The full cover is easier for beginners but the half cover will fit with your own nails better. Nail tips are an easy way to do nail extension for beginners.
Why Do We Recommend You Apply Acrylic Powder on Nail Tips?
1. Easy Operation
We often heard from the beginners that they were not satisfied with their own nail length and wanted to do the extension. However, it is not easy for them to control the amount of polygel and shape shaping. In fact, transparent nail tips could perfectly solve this problem. Just like using the press on nails, you only need to easily put it on, simple grinding, and then the length and shape would perfectly match your nails.
2. Tough And Strong
When we solve the difficulties of operation, there is one more thing that needs to be solved. The traditional gel extension and nail tips are fragile and easy to break, especially when you are on a long-term trip and cannot change the manicure easily. Once I was pulling the suitcase, the nail was directly broken by the pull rod. I'm sure someone else has the same experience as me. But you don't have to worry about it when you do the acrylic nails, the acrylic powder will be very hard and sturdy after drying.
3. Moreover, compared to using acrylic powder directly on the nails, spreading the acrylic powder flat on the nail tips doesn’t need to reshape the extension shape. Simple and sturdy, there's no more perfect way to like that.
How To Do Acrylic Extension?
The Products You Will Need:
- Nail Drill or Files
- NAIL TIPS
- Acrylic Brushes
- Acrylic Powder and Liquid
- Gel Polish Kits
- Dust Collector (optional):
The Steps You Can Follow:
Step 1: Prepping Your Own Nails
Use a buffing file or a nail drill to remove all shine on your own nails, also, don’t miss to gently push the cuticle back.
Step 2: Applying Nail Tips
Choose a suitable piece that is the right size for your nail. We will recommend the half cover shape to better fit with your own nails. You also need to gently grind the nail tips to ensure that the acrylic powder could be firmly attached to the nail tips.
Step 3: Applying Acrylic Powder
Use liquid monomer to moisten the brush and then dip the appropriate amount of acrylic powder. There are many brushes for acrylic powder extension in manicure markets, but it is worth mentioning that the Kolinsky brush is absolutely unique and allows you to enjoy the totally upgraded extension process.
Step 4: Normal Manicure Process
Now, you could create your own amazing nail art like normal steps. We have selected blue colors here to match the holiday atmosphere. The simple and classic French manicure with the sea color, is not outdated and charming, which would definitely let you be an insider this summer!
Here comes the detailed nail art tutorial. Welcome to watch it If you’d like to learn the specific operation steps of this Blue Nail Art.
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I totally agree with the advantages of using acrylic powder on nail tips for nail extensions! As a professional nail technician, I highly recommend this method for beginners who struggle with controlling the amount of polygel and shaping. Additionally, the toughness and strength of the acrylic powder make it the perfect choice for those who want long-lasting nails that won’t break easily.
This is amaziiing! I’ve been spending so much money at the salon getting my nails done, but with these simple steps, I can save money and do my own extensions at home. Thank you for the detailed guide!
I love that using nail tips makes it easy to control the length and shape of my nails. And with the added strength from the acrylic powder, I won’t have to worry about them breaking during my busy day.
The fact that using nail tips with acrylic powder makes for easy, simple and sturdy nail extensions sounds too good to be true.
This is sooo helpful! I’ve tried doing my own acrylic nails before but they always end up looking lumpy and uneven. Do you have any tips for applying the acrylic powder evenly so the nails look smooth and professional?