TJurcsisn wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:58 pm
I'm looking for advice and best practices from those who have gone the route of acrylic nails, not just for emergency replacement but as a committed alternative to natural nails. Specifically I'm interested in those who apply the acrylic themselves (as opposed to a nail studio).
What products do you use?
Where do you get them?
How do you apply?
Comments/concerns about tone?
Any remarks (and especially pictures) will be appreciated, thanks.
I've done it myself, buying kits from Sally Beauty supply, but found letting a pro who does a better job than I can is the way to go. The most difficult thing about DIY is you're working left handed. That's not to say you can't do it yourself and/or there aren't bad pros. If I did it myself again I'd probably find out what brands the pros use, use a magnifying visor and be sure to do all the sanding, cleaning, disinfecting, priming steps required to make sure it sticks well. I pay $12 for 4 nails so it's not really that bad to pay less than $100/year on my nails.
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