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The Different Types of Acrylic Nails Explained

The Different Types of Acrylic Nails Explained

Acrylic nails have revolutionised the world of manicures, offering a durable, versatile, and stylish choice for nail enthusiasts. As a professional nail technician, it's essential to understand the variety of acrylic nail types available. In this piece we’ll explore the different types of acrylic nails you could offer your clientele and we also touch on the pros and cons of each style so your customers can make an informed decision. 

Understanding Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nails, known for their durability and longevity, are a blend of liquid monomer and powder polymer that creates a hard protective layer over natural nails. Glitterbels acrylic products offer superior quality, ensuring your clients' nails not only look fantastic but also maintain their health and strength and the positives and drawbacks of each style. Here are some of the most popular types of acrylic nail: 

Round Acrylic Nails

  • Suited for short or medium-length nails.
  • Offers a natural, low-maintenance look.
  • Ideal for everyday wear.

Square Acrylic Nails

  • Perfect for long, strong nails.

  • Provides a modern, edgy look.

  • Clean lines for a bold statement.

Oval Acrylic Nails

  • Elegant, classic shape that elongates fingers.
  • Suits most nail types and lengths.
  • Super sophisticated 

Squoval Acrylic Nails

  • A blend of square and oval.
  • Combines strength and elegance, ideal for the client who wants it all! 

Coffin Acrylic Nails

  • Also known as Ballerina nails.
  • Long and tapered with a square tip.
  • Requires skillful application - a dramatic yet elegant look.

Stiletto Acrylic Nails

  • Long and pointy, resembling a stiletto heel.
  • Perfect for making a bold fashion statement.
  • A daring style.

Almond Acrylic Nails

  • Same shape as an almond! 
  • Elegant and slenderising on the fingers

Now let’s explore some of the pros and cons of each type of acrylic nail: 

Types of Acrylic Nails and Their Pros & Cons

Round Acrylic Nails

  • Pros: Natural appearance, low maintenance, suitable for everyday wear.
  • Cons: Limited in expressing bold styles, not ideal for nail art enthusiasts.

Square Acrylic Nails

  • Pros: Offers a modern, bold look, great for nail art.
  • Cons: Can be prone to snagging, not suitable for those with active lifestyles.

Oval Acrylic Nails

  • Pros: Timelessly elegant, elongates the fingers.
  • Cons: Requires regular upkeep to maintain shape.

Squoval Acrylic Nails

  • Pros: A versatile blend of square and oval, strong yet elegant.
  • Cons: Can be challenging to achieve the perfect squoval shape.

Coffin Acrylic Nails

  • Pros: Cool and stylish, ideal for making a statement.
  • Cons: Not very practical for daily tasks, requires length to work.

Stiletto Acrylic Nails

  • Pros: Bold and edgy, perfect for a fashion-forward look.
  • Cons: Not practical, high maintenance, and can be easily damaged.

Almond Acrylic Nails

  • Pros: Sophisticated, suitable for most nail types.
  • Cons: Might weaken the natural nails if not properly maintained.

Each acrylic nail type offers its unique charm and style, but they also come with their own pros and cons. As a nail technician, your ability to offer a variety of styles enhances your appeal but being able to tell people wont may not work for them, sets you apart from the competition. With Glitterbels' high-quality acrylic products, you can confidently create any of these styles, ensuring both style and longevity for your clients. Remember, the key to stunning acrylic nails lies not only in the style chosen but also in the precision of application and the quality of the products used. Stay informed, be creative, and let Glitterbels help you in bringing the best in acrylic nail fashion to your clients.



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