(Closed) Help me get my acrylic nails off

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

You need to use pure acetone to get them off. Soak like you did in the remover for about 10 mins, then strip the top layer off, stay out for a couple of minutes, and then do it again until you can get them all off. Depending on the thickness it could take over an hour.

Just make sure you wash your hands really good afterward, and lotion like crazy

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

“I ended up with a big gash on one finger that was bleeding a lot because she cut me with the tool she uses to smooth out the acrylic, she then blamed me for having sensitive skin.”

 

This is exactly why I cant stand nail service. What other profession could you tell a paying costumer that and get away with it. I hope you didnt tip her.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I take a big pair of nail clippers, cut them down to a good length. Then I file the edges and the tops so that it’s flush with my real nail. and then I paint them a new color. I do this repeatedly until they grow right off my nails.

It works for me, otherwise I end up ripping them off and that’s really bad for the nail beds.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@bells: yeah Sally’s should have it, if not then go to a hardware store and they will have it there

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve seen acrylic nail remover at CVS too. Or you can go to a different salon and they will do it for you, plus do a manicure. It’s terrible that she cut you! I’ve had acrylics many times over the years and have never had bubbles or cuts! They should have comped you!!!

 

http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?skuId=307981&productId=307981&WT.mc_id=Shopping_Feed_Products_Google_Free_Listing’ defer=’defer

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@bells: I tip people all the time, even if I’m unsatisfied with the service I got. It’s always because I feel bad. LOL.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

She cut you?! Pure acetone is the only way, and I just buy it at WalMart.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - north bay

 acrylics can be really difficult to come off.. We used to soak a cotton pad in acetone and only cover the nail and then wrapped each finger with foil .. then we put them in heated mitts.. the heat seemed to help the acrylic soften.. then take a nail file and buff the acrylic off.. it will come off kind of like rubber.. don’t overfile them because your nails will be damaged enough from the acrylic..if you can try to leave a bit of it on for protection till your nail grows out and clip them short.. also try rubbing a cuticle oil or Olive oil on your nails because they will be really dry.. and it doesn’t surprise me that she cut you.. a lot of people start out not really having that much experience.. and work until they do ..the training isn’t exactly strict.. when i started out my boss didn’t let me practice a whole lot and i have to be honest i did a terrible job! because i still wasn’t sure what i was doing.. it wasn’t till i got a lot of experience and had im sure a lot of unsatisfied customers.. i felt bad but my boss made me do them.. i didn’t even wanna charge them.. if she has had a lot of experience then she shouldn’t be doing the nails.. sometimes it can be hard to find someone that is good.. doing nails pays about minimum wage and estheticians are really dependant on there tips.. next time if i were you i would ask for someone that has been doing the nails and has had lots of experience.. otherwise i would get the gel nails.. i hate acrylics.. they are horrible for your nails.. look for a place that does the Bio Sculpture nails.. this is what i do and have continue to have repeat clients that love them! They are expensive but worth it in the long run… http://www.biosculpturenails.com/

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@Violet678: That’s really awesome, I may have to look them up! I used to get my nails done for years, and its been about  since I last got them done, and only now are my nails actually growing strong enough that they aren’t peeling and breaking constantly. I ended up getting silk nails for  the last couple of years, but they were expensive but did the least amount of damage. I woudl love something non damaging that would be thin and flexible but not break.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You can soak them, but after a while when they start growing out they will get air gaps in them like they are peeling away from the nails. Actually the only time I had them I ended up growing them out and then pinching them and they cracked in half. It hurt… but it worked! You can do it underwater in some warm water and it works too. Good luck!

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