Acrylic extensions how to

We’re suckers for a polished mani. From stiletto tips to nail art, we’ve tried it all. But, at the mo, we’re swooning about one nail trend in particular…

Say hello to acrylic nail extensions.

Fact #1, you can see your reflection in them. #2, they’re super shiny. #3, it’s the best manicure trend for the festive season. Really? Using your own nails as a mirror? Yes! Fill your boots beauty lovers. This manicure craze is bound to get you hooked.

Get the acrylic nails lowdown

Here, our beauty ambassador and fashion and beauty blogger Sebelle visits Boo-Ti Parlour. She got the acrylic extensions with nail art treatment. Lush!

What are acrylic nails?

Falsies! A hard protective layer is added to the lower end of the nail. The extensions are very strong and durable and can last longer than your standard mani. Sebelle achieved her gorgeous look by adding intricate nail art to the design. Think diamantes, studs, and glitter for a truly elegant finish.

How are they applied?

Your beauty pro will begin with your standard buff and polish on your natural nails, following with a luxurious hand and arm massage. Choose your favourite design together and talk through your ideal application technique, depending on what the salon offers. Your natural nails will be cut down to allow the extensions to fit suitably. The extension is glued to the tip of your nails to add length. Your pro will polish and paint with a hue of your choice.

What styles are trending now?

Of course, there’s not one design we prefer more than another but mismatched nails and hues are super cool right now. Just like Sebelle, go for a monochrome pattern, interesting nail art and glittering drawings (your art teacher will be proud).

Should you get nail extensions?

Absolutely.Just make sure you’re well informed in the mani-world before choosing which type of extension you want. You can usually opt for acrylics or gels, depending on the look you’re going for.

How do I get them removed?

Don’t do it yourself. Please. No matter what state they’re in. No matter if you’re wearing acrylics or gels, you risk ruining your natural nail. Book in with a professional well in advance so you’re not tempted to DIY.

Where to get gel nail extensions

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a sparkling new mani – just like Sebelle – in the CBD or Bugis, there’s a huge array of professional nail artists and salons listed on Vaniday. Don’t miss you chance to flaunt the hottest look in beauty.