Acrylic Nails Tutorial - How to Apply Acrylic for Beginners
Why do you wanna get the Acrylic Nails?
Acrylic Nails are very resistant and avoid the cracking of the nails, so they are perfect for you with weaker nails or tend to break. Its maintenance is every 15-20 days (depends on the growth of your nail) and they are very durable.
The advantages of acrylic nails: Durability, Versatility, Creativity, Perfection, Uniformity.
So don’t you wanna try to do your acrylic nails at home by yourself?
Come on! Start learning now.
How long does your natural nail need to be to get acrylic nails?
Your natural nail doesn’t need to be long to get acrylic, as a matter of fact, it’s sometimes preferable when your nails are short because it makes it a little easier to add tips or fit a form for added length.
If you have extremely short or bitten nails that’s not a major problem either, as long as there’s some nail there for the product to adhere to, you can get acrylic.
DIY Acrylic Nails At Home
Step 1: Trim, file and shape your nails; remove any dead cuticles and old nail polish
TIPs: You need to use sanding bands, Medium (Small Flame Top) or Fine (Cuticle Clean Ball Top) grit
Step 2: Apply nail tip, pick out the correct size nail tips that fit your nail snugly and lay them out ready.
File down the nail tip to the shape you would like (round, square, rounded square, oval, squoval, ballerina, almond, stiletto, and lipstick)
Step 3: Use the nail drill to remove ledge with sanding bands mentioned above
Step 4: Apply Nail Prep/Dehydrator.
Step 5: Pour your acrylic liquid into the dish. Dip your acrylic brush in the liquid. Try to avoid bubbles, but if they do form, simply press your brush to the bottom of the dish and start again. Use the edges of the dish to drop any excess liquid.
TIPs: Make sure not too dry or too wet. (Move your brush to the acrylic powder, dip it in and do a few strokes until a‘ball’ shape of acrylic starts to form on your brush. At this stage you’ll more than likely have excess liquid, so wipe this off using the lint-free wipes.)
Step 6: Place your brush on the top of your nail (close to the cuticle), then add pressure so the acrylic covers the whole nail. Dip your brush in the acrylic liquid in between, to make spreading it evenly easier. You can repeat the steps if necessary!
Step 7: Encapsulate with the Clear Acrylic Powder
Clear Acrylic Powder
Step 8: The acrylic is dry when you tap it and you hear it make a “ping” sound. Once this happens, you can use your pinching tool and nail file to shape your nails to the desired length.
Step 9: Shape, file and buff your acrylic nails
Step 10: Clean your nails with alcohol, and Apply Top Coat to the nails.
Amazing! You did it!!!