Acrylic nails, also known as artificial nails, fake nails, false nails, fashion nail or nail extensions, are used as a fashion accessory that are positioned over the fingernails in place and to resemble the natural nail. The term acrylic is shortened from methacrylate, which is a combination of liquid with a polymer powder. When exposed to the air the two chemicals will harden. They mix to create a hard and protective layer over the natural nails. Once they have hardened the acrylic nails then offer just the right sort of canvas for colours, designs and art to be applied.
Acrylic nails are not considered a replacement for the natural nail but more of an extension. Some acrylic nails will attempt to mimic the look of real fingernails as closely as possible, while other designs may intentionally differ in appearance from real fingernails.
Pros of Acrylic Nails
Cons of Acrylic Nails
Depending on your needs and all of the above you may find that acrylic nails are perfect for you. However, if you are new to artificial nails then you may want to consider leaving the application to a professional. After that, it then comes down to what you want to do with your nails – french tips, stiletto’s, different types of art and designs.
Acrylic nails have been a constant within the fashion and beauty industry for years now, and their longevity is testament to the quality they can offer.