Artificial nails are a favorite accessory with women who want long nails but can't get their natural nails to grow. Artificial nails are more durable than natural nails and last much longer. They are an answer for people who want to have beautiful hands and perfectly manicured nails all the time. One of the main attractions of acrylic nails is that because of its length, nail technicians or nail artists can imprint unique designs that could be the envy of many eyes.
Acrylic nails are a two part system made of a liquid and a powder (a monomer and polymer). When mixed together, they form a thick consistency that can be used to apply tips and colors to natural nails. Acrylic nails can be applied in a salon or at home, because the at-home application can be time consuming and takes a while to perfect, most people prefer to go to a salon.
Who opt for acrylic nails? Basically those who are unable to grow their nails naturally for varied reasons. Some women have extremely brittle nails that just cannot grow beyond a certain point. There are yet others who fix acrylic nails simply to curtail their nail biting habit.
A full set of acrylic nails take approximately from 1 to 2 hours to be applied, depending on the technician. The maintenance that is needed on the nails is recommended every two weeks.