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We’re not all fortunate enough to have the strongest and healthiest set of nails. Some need a dash of colour and creativity to boost their confidence. And if it can last long enough before you feel like you need a ‘new personality’, even better! A set of acrylic nails is the perfect solution for this. But, finding a nail technician that gets your vibe, is flexible to your time schedule and budget is not always easy. With Booksy however, it is. Our platform is convenient to use and takes the pressure of calling around for hours off your shoulders. Think of us as your online personal assistant, and built-in bestie.

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What are acrylic nails?

Acrylic nails are a combination of liquid and powder mixes that forms a blob and gets placed on your fingernail that gets shaped with a brush to create a fake nail. In other words, extensions but for nails. This is mostly ideal for anyone who wants to change up the shape of their nails or needs a bit of length. You may hear different terms being thrown around like ballerina, almond, stiletto or square. These are the different shapes acrylic nails come in. With fake nails, you can either have it painted a solid colour, or get creative and have a custom design or nail art added to your fancy new set of nails. 

How do you prepare for acrylic nails?

To get the best results from your treatment, you need to do some prepping at home. The more efficient you are, the easier it is for your therapist. So, make sure your hands are cleansed and sanitized properly. If you really want to go the extra mile, you can file or clip your nails before your appointment. Therapists don’t expect this though, because they’ll typically give your hands a good soak off and polish off all the extra oils and dirt before adding the build up of product on your fingernails. 

How to get the best acrylic nails?

So, after screen grabbing a few of your favourite nail styles from Pinterest, you’re now ready to try them on yourself. But before you make that booking, you need to make sure that your nails are strong enough to handle acrylic nails. Apart from the different shape styles, there are also different types of acrylic nail treatments, like powder dip, gel acrylics or sculptured nails. Do you know the difference and what will work best for your nails? Once you’ve figured this out, you’ll know how to get the best out of your treatment. Taking care of your nails afterwards will also help them last longer. 

How long does acrylic nails last?

Acrylic nails typically last longer than gel nails. The average amount of time you can keep your set of fake nails on before they start looking messy and that regrowth of your natural nail starts showing is six to eight weeks. Some nail technicians even recommend getting a new set of acrylic nails every 3 to 6 months.

If you prefer changing the shape and colour up regularly, consider giving your nails a breather in between your new sets. A month should be okay. Some nail technicians even recommend getting a new set of acrylic nails every 3 to 6 months.

How do I make an appointment for acrylic nails?

Making an appointment to get your nails done has never been easier! With Booksy you can check out the reviews of different nail technicians and salons, save their profiles, browse through their gallery of nail art, choose your preferred date, and time and even choose a specific therapist. Whew! That was a mouthful. 

Our platform is so easy and convenient to use, it takes away the hassle of calling or texting around to find the nearest available booking.

How much does acrylic nails cost?

Prices between the different types of acrylic nails can vary, depending on the product and brand. But the general cost for acrylic nails usually starts at R400 per set. Nail technicians also offer combo packages that could include a spa treatment. Sometimes they’ll even add in a soak-off in that package. These are great if you’re trying to cut costs. 

You can also use Booksy to compare prices and save profiles to come back to them at a later stage.