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The Gentle Art of Removing Acrylic and Gel Nails

10 Mar, 2024 | Beauty, Tips & Guides

We all know Acrylic and Gel nails are a popular way to enhance the look of your natural nails, but it’s important to know how to safely remove them without causing damage.

At Ponteland Hair and Beauty Salon, we understand the importance of gentle nail care and take great pride in ensuring that the process of removing acrylic or gel nails is done with precision and care.

We thought we should share some different methods for removing acrylic or gel nails, some we have heard others mention and discuss, but also highlight our own meticulous approach and why we approach them in this way.

Some common methods for removing Acrylic and Gel Nails:

When it comes to removing them, there are several methods you can consider.
Each method has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to choose the one that best suits your needs.

Soaking in Acetone:

One of the most common methods for removing acrylic or gel nails is soaking them in acetone.
You can fill a bowl with acetone and soak your nails for about 15-20 minutes until they soften.
Gently use a manicure stick to pry off the softened gel or acrylic, taking care not to damage your natural nails.

Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover:

If you prefer to avoid acetone, you can opt for acetone-free nail polish remover.
Soak a cotton ball in the remover and place it on top of the nail, securing it with aluminum foil.
Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour before gently pushing the softened acrylic and gel off.

Professional Removal here at our Salon:

For a more safe and effective removal of acrylic and gel nails, consider visiting our beauty team in our salon.
Our experienced technicians will carefully assess your nails and use the most suitable method to remove them without causing harm.

At Ponteland Hair and Beauty, we prioritise the health and integrity of your natural nails.
When it comes to removing acrylic or gel nails, we take our time and care to ensure a gentle process that minimizes damage and discomfort too.

Just like our Hair stylists are trained to look after your hair, our skilled nail technicians are trained in the art of nail care and removal, using precise techniques to protect your nails.
We tailor the removal process to each individual, assessing the condition of your nails and choosing the most suitable method for you.

By paying close attention to detail and taking a meticulous approach, we aim to preserve the health of your nails and ensure a smooth transition from acrylics and gel to natural nails.

Removing acrylic or gel nails doesn’t have to be a daunting task when done correctly and with care.
Whether you choose to soak in acetone, use acetone-free nail polish remover, or opt for professional removal at Ponteland Hair and Beauty Salon, the key is to prioritise gentle and mindful nail care.

We would always recommend to have regular manicures when you have had acrylic or gels on your nails. Long term effect of acrylic or gel nails can weaken and dry out the nail. If you have regular manicures that will help put your nails back into a healthy condition.

Book an appointment with us today to experience the gentle touch of Ponteland Hair and Beauty Salon’s nail care services.

Your nails deserve the best care, and we are here to deliver just that.

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