All nail enhancements are essentially acrylic based. The overlays are mainly applied in three ways. Liquid and powder, which is mixed together with a brush to form a paste and dry’s in the air.
Gel is a readymade mixture in a pot that is cured under a UV light.
The nail enhancement is going to be thicker than your own natural nail but when finished they will still look thin and natural.
MMA is an acrylic liquid sometimes illegally used in nail applications. It originates from the dental industry and when used on nails MMA can cause serious health risks. MMA has an overpowering strong odour.
Nail technicians have to wear masks to protect themselves from the dangerous vapours. Nail technicians using MMA will nearly always use a nail drill or electric file because MMA acrylic is too hard to file with a hand file. Removing MMA acrylics is very difficult.
As long as the extensions are applied correctly by a qualified and experienced nail technician, and removed safely then no damage will be caused to the natural nail.
I always use high quality products and take great care to ensure that your natural nail is kept in good condition at all times.
This is an old wives tale. Your natural nails are not alive and don’t need to breathe, they don’t have lungs!
Your natural nail is made from keratin, which is a protein, consisting of dead skin cells, and is the same stuff that makes your hair. So you can keep up with your nail extensions for as long as you like.
If you are thinking about having nail extensions for your wedding, ideally you need to start having them done 3 months in advance to look perfect for the big day.
Nail extensions take a few weeks to get used to and having them done as early as possible before your special day will allow any problems that may occur to be aired.
Yes! Nail enhancements are a fantastic way to help you kick the habit.
Your natural nails will be protected and allowed to grow with the nail extensions over them. Once you have reached the desired length, the nail extension can be safely removed to reveal beautiful long natural nails.
If you don’t want to take the enhancements off then you can continue with having overlays to keep your nails strong and protected.
No, this is the beauty of having nail enhancements.
When you have a full set, your natural nails need to be quite short, so that when the tip or sculpting form is applied to your natural nail, it can give the perfect fit. The tips are then cut to the required length and shaped.
But if you do have a good length of nail, don’t worry I can work with that too.