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Six Tips for Maintaining Acrylic Nails

Six Tips for Maintaining Acrylic Nails

As a professional nail technician, you understand the art and science behind stunning acrylic nails and you also understand how to look after them to keep them in top condition - it’s your bread and butter.  But here’s the thing  - you can add value over and above the beautiful manicure you have just given to your client. If one of your customers asks how they can maintain their acrylic nail manicure - here are six key tips you can pass on to ensure their acrylic nails stay beautiful and healthy making you not only a nail tech but a trusted adviser. 

Select the Right Length and Lifestyle Fit

First and foremost, advise clients on choosing a nail length and shape that suits their lifestyle. Whether they're a keyboard warrior or a culinary enthusiast it’s important that your client chooses a style of acrylic nail that is going to work with them on a day to day basis. For instance, longer pointed acrylics are not going to be suitable for a client who touch types all day, every day.

Wear Gloves for Protection

Encourage your clients to wear gloves when doing tasks that involve water, cleaning agents, or harsh chemicals. This simple step can significantly extend the life of their acrylic nails, preventing lifting and discolouration.

Moisturise Regularly

Nail hydration isn't just a luxury; it's a necessity. Recommend to your clientele they should use nourishing moisturisers specifically designed for hands and nails. Regular moisturisation prevents brittleness and keeps the acrylics looking fresh and vibrant.

Keep Nails Clean and Dry

Educate your clients about the importance of nail hygiene. How do you keep acrylic nails clean? Regular cleaning with mild soap and warm water, followed by thorough drying, can prevent fungal infections and maintain the integrity of acrylics.

Regular Maintenance Appointments

Stress the importance of regular maintenance. A visit to you every two to three weeks for touch-ups can prevent potential problems and keep their nails looking impeccable.

Professional Repairs Only

If a nail breaks or lifts, advise against DIY, quick fixes. Professional repair is essential to avoid further damage and ensure the nail's health and appearance. As a trained nail technician, you have the expertise and equipment to properly assess and repair the damage. And, most importantly you understand how to safely and effectively fix the issue without compromising the integrity of your client’s nails. 

When you pass along these nail care tips, you're not just helping your clients keep their acrylic nails in top shape. You're also building a bond of trust, showing them you're a nail care pro they can rely on.

When you share these tips with your clients during your sessions, it's a great chance to show off your know-how and how much you care about keeping their nails looking good. Remember, clients who are happy with their nails are more likely to come back, time and time again. Plus, their well-cared-for nails are like a walking advertisement for your great work and the quality of the products you use.