What are the different types of artificial nails?

For people who prefer the look of artificial nails to their own natural nails, there are several types of artificial nails available. The 4 most common types of artificial nails are acrylic, gel, sculpted, and wraparound nails. Toady, your nail supply specialist Maryton will explain these 4 types of artificial nails to you.

1. Acrylic nails

Acrylic nails are a combination of powdered acrylic products and liquid acrylic products, and are one of the most popular types of artificial nails. An acrylic brush is used to apply the mixture to the natural nail, where it hardens within minutes. Acrylic nails are generally the strongest, thickest and most durable artificial nails.

2. Gel nails

Gel nails are made with a light-cured or UV gel that is made up of pre-mixed polymers and monomers. This special gel is first brushed onto the surface of the natural nail and then set or cured under ultraviolet light. Gel nails can be used all over the nail and can also be used to repair cracked or broken nails.

3. Sculpted nails

Sculpted nails are applied to the natural nail with an acrylic or fiberglass gel, and stretched and sculpted onto a metal or foil form to produce the desired shape and length. Sculpted nails generally last longer than other types of artificial nails, but need to be capped regularly to maintain a natural look.

4. Wrap-around nails

Wrap-around nails are small, thin pieces of silk, fiberglass, paper, or linen that have been cut to the desired shape and glued or glued to the surface of the natural nail. Because wraps are the softest of artificial nails, they are also the least durable.

OK! I believe you have a better understanding of the different types of artificial nails, and the next step is to start your nail art. Besides, I advise you to invest in a complete manicure kit to prepare for your nails!

Read also: What are acrylic nails?

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