What is the best way to remove acrylic nails?
I looked online and read a few tutorials on the best methods for removing acrylic nails. They were put on professioanlly for my wedding, and while they looked great in the pictures, I am starting to feel like a cat who’s been played that awful trick where they wrap his paws in scotch tape.
The tutorials I read said to trim back the
bitchclaws fake tips to your real length, then soak the nails in acetone nail polish remover for a long time, or tape cotton balls soaked in the stuff to my nails for a long period of time, over an hour or two. They’re then supposed to come off easily.
Except… they don’t. They look positively fused into the rough-sanded texture job they did with their tiny sanding belt tools on the tops of my real nails before shellacking on the acrylic paste and shaping a fake nail. My nails are like 1/16” of an inch in some places.
I’m a complete tomboy and I have no experience with this.
Can a salon fix my nails? Can I fix them myself? Or is it common to just let acrylics grow out? If it helps, I have a home manicure cut, all sorts of nailcutters, and I work at the office of a machine shop, so I have access to all sorts of dremels and sanding belts. I’m only a little bit kidding about using shop tools. I’ve already trimmed them back short and shaped them with a file.
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