To apply acrylic nails, prepare the natural nails by removing the shine and applying the appropriate bonding agents. Load a nail brush with an acrylic bead, pat and smooth the acrylic over the nail, file the nail into shape, and buff the acrylic until it shines.
Applying acrylic nails at home requires preparing the natural nails, gluing the tips in place, applying the acrylic and filing the nails into shape. To finish the nails, buff and polish them.
Acrylic nails are artificial enhancements overlaid on top of natural nails to give length or strength to the natural fingernails. The most common artificial nail enhancement is traditional acrylic, which is a two-part system of liquid and powder.
To remove acrylic nails at home trim the nails, file the surface, and soak the acrylic in acetone to break it down. Care for natural nails by moisturizing them daily.
The best way to get acrylic nails off is to dissolve the adhesive section between the nail and the acrylic using acetone.
Remove acrylic nails by clipping and filing them down, then soaking them in acetone. This takes a minimum of 30 minutes. You need acetone, olive or almond oil, a nail block, hot water, aluminum foil, a rag and cotton pads.
Acrylic nails can be applied as nail tips, or they may cover the entire nail. A variety of effects can be achieved by adding color, polish, glitter and texture.