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A Buyers Guide to Acrylic Nail Powder

A Buyers Guide to Acrylic Nail Powder

Acrylic Powder is a secret weapon for many nail technicians. It has been used since the 1970s to create a wide variety of nail designs that are both beautiful and long-lasting. Since its early days, acrylic powder has become increasingly popular with both professionals and home users alike. Composed of polymerised monomers, acrylic powder is formed when multiple molecules join together and form chains. This creates a hard and durable covering that can be used to create a variety of looks, from natural to bold and bright. We wanted to create the ultimate buyers guide to Acrylic Powder for nail technicians, so without further ado - let's dive in...

 Let's start with a quick history of Acrylic Nail Powder. Originally developed in the 1970s and 1980s, Acrylic Powder has grown in popularity ever since. It is now a staple of nail salons all around the world, providing beautiful and long-lasting results for clients. Although there are some pros and cons to using acrylic powder - for those who know how to apply it correctly, the results can be both stunning and dependable. 

Now let's look at how you can apply acrylic powder. Firstly, you will need all of the necessary equipment and products to get started. This includes a nail brush, lint-free wipes, liquid monomer, acrylic powder and other related products such as cleanser and buffer blocks for filing. Once you have everything you need, the next step is to apply the powder. Start by dipping your nail brush into the liquid monomer and then into the acrylic powder. Now you can start applying the mixture onto your nails in thin layers until you achieve desired results. And remember - practice makes perfect! Check out how one of our Brand Ambassadors does it here.


So, what are the most popular colours for 2023? Many in industry experts agree that soft pastel shades (like Tiffany Teal)  and neutral tones will be popular this year as well as some bolder options such as bright pinks (like Tickle Me Fuchisa) and blues. We also predict that chrome foil and glitter styles (like Ocean Dream) will make a comeback as 2022 saw a decrease in demand for these dazzling styles, in favour of some more muted styles.

When it comes to choosing an Acrylic Powder brand, there are so many to pick from. There is tons of choice in the market right now and consumers who want to DIY their acrylic nail manicure can even buy from Amazon for a few pounds a pot. But like everything, and especially for professional nail technicians - buying cheap often means paying twice. So it's always worth going for a more reputable brand, like Glitterbels, of course!

Like all beauty products acrylic nail powder is made from a variety of ingredients. If a product is sold very cheaply we would ask questions about the efficacy of the product. In some cases, cheaper products may be of lower quality and may not achieve the desired results. So it is worth investing in a higher quality product to ensure you get the best finish every time. 

Finally, let's take a look into what the future holds for Acrylic nail powder. We think that metallic shades will continue to reign supreme - from chrome-inspired finishes to glittery and holographic effects. Additionally, nail art kits that allow DIY manicurists to create intricate patterns and designs will become increasingly popular. There is also potential for 3D printing of nails using acrylic powder to create even more unique designs and styles.

Acrylic nail powder has certainly come a long way since its early days. And it looks like it is here to stay, with an ever-increasing range of colours and styles for nail technicians to choose from. Hopefully, this article has given you some insight into what acrylic powder is, how to apply it correctly, what to look out for and what the future holds for this versatile product. And if you are a professional nail technician who is looking to increase your knowledge when it comes to Acrylic Nails, head on over to our training section here.