Short Acrylic Nails

Short Acrylic Nails

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Photo by Laura BC from Burst 

Many women regularly go to a nail shop for a manicure for a treat, a time to relax, and to come out with great-looking nails. But if you are often heading to a nail shop to repair chips and cracks, then for most, acrylic nails are in order.


And we know what you are thinking? I don't want to go walking around in my business and my personal life with Dracula nails who look like they should be registered weapons with the police department. Plus my boss, and possibly your spouse or lover absolutely recoils at the thought.

Well, do not fear, acrylic nails come in shorter, more feminine varieties as well.

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What is a good length for acrylic nails on short nails?

Acrylic nails come in petit (very small, short, medium, and long. When at the nail salon you can ask the nail technician to show you short or medium-length acrylic nails.

Depending on the nail shape, stiletto, coffin, oval or square, a short nail will typically be around 20 to 25 mm (roughly .75 to .98 inches) while medium length nails
maybe 25 to 31 mm, (roughly .98 to 1.22 inches.)

So the answer to what is a good length for acrylic nails on short nails? is what looks best on you.

Don't be in a hurry to decide which length and shape work best for you, and by all means, don't be influenced by the nail technician's preferences.

In fact, if at all possible have the nail technician leave the sample acrylic nails with you and ask her to take a break for a couple of minutes while you decide.

Remember, you'll be wearing these nails for quite some time and you don't want to rush your decision.

Besides the sample nails, the nail shop may also have professionally done nail photos that will help you make your decision.

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How long do short acrylic nails last

If you have never had acrylic nails before, how long do short acrylic nails last is an obvious question. And actually, this is a loaded question.

With traditional nails, you can be pretty sure they will chip almost immediately after leaving the salon. If they last two or three days without chipping, buy a lottery ticket because it's your lucky day.

When dealing with acrylics, which are created by brushing a combination of materials, usually liquid monomer and powdered polymer, then shaped and air-dried, will usually
last 6 to 8 weeks.

Keep in mind, however, that your natural nails will grow, so plan on heading back to the beauty shop within two or three weeks for a touchup.

How to care for your acrylic nails?

Experts say to baby your acrylics if you want them to last as long as possible. Also, consider a top coat application of polish. It's worth the expense.

Wear gloves when doing dishes. Avoid acetone in nail polish remover. If you want to change colors, have your nail technician do it.

Finally, don't pretend to be a nail tech. Trying to clip your nails or fix breaks and cracks may lead to an infection.

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How much do acrylic nails cost?

Naturally, women will want to know how much do acrylic nails cost?

Plan on a price of from $35 to $50. It depends upon the salon as well as any extras you ask for, as well as tips. But really, they are quite affordable.