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Acrylic Nail Extensions

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You will enjoy:

  • Choice of one Nail Extension and Overlay Treatment, from the selection:
    • Fix One Nail (10 Minutes)
    • Two Big Toe Extensions (25 Minutes)
    • Acrylic Infill (50 Minutes)
    • Gel Infill (50 Minutes)
    • Toes Infill (50 Minutes)
    • Full Set Acrylic (1h 30 Minutes)
    • Pink And White Infill (50 Minutes)
    • Full Set Gel (1h 30 Minutes)
    • Take Off and Redo Acrylic (1h 40 Minutes)
    • Toes Full Set (55 Minutes)
    • Take Off and Redo Gel (1h 40 Minutes)
    • Full Set Pink And White (1h 30 Minutes)
    • Take Off and Redo Pink And White (1h 40 Minutes)
  • Please note, extra charge can occur if your nail extension take off take significantly longer - unfortunately we cannot take any responsibility for other salons work, there are many damaging cheap nail extension materials which can take double time to remove and damage the nails significantly.

We only work with professional, award-winning professional brands. Once you try, you will see the difference!

Our GEL extensions are from GEL - (not "gel powder")

Acrylic Nails

Acrylics are the oldest form of nail extension in the modern beauty industry, and have long since been a staple due their staying power. The acrylic itself is a mixture of liquid monomer and a powder polymer, which when combined form a hard protective layer that is sculpted over the natural nail.

Acrylic nail extensions will only become hard when exposed to air, and when this happens and the process is complete the nails become a strong and glossy base that is a fantastic for colour application.

The procedure is a multi-step process that usually involves preparing the natural nail by cleaning, shaping, buffing and cuticle work, before then applying artificial tips OR building the nails to the desired shape and length without using artificial tips - and the acrylic on top.

Pros of Acrylic Nails

  • Acrylic nails are very strong and durable and can last a long time.
  • You can soak off acrylic nails at home without the help of a professional.
  • Cheaper than gel nail application.
  • Great for adding length to short nails.

Cons of Acrylic Nails

  • Can result in damage to the nail bed, as the natural nail is unable to breathe beneath the acrylic. When acrylics are removed the nail beneath is often very weak and brittle.
  • Can sometimes look more artificial than gel nails.
  • The applications of acrylic nails does involve chemicals and fumes so pregnant women are advised to avoid this treatment.


The life of acrylic nail extensions varies greatly from person to person and is dependent upon numerous factors. For example, an individual who carries out manual labour or is required to use their hands constantly in their job will probably find that their nails do not last as long as someone who has an office based typing role which does not subject the nails to much stress or trauma. However, generally speaking most salons recommend that you have your acrylics either touched up with infills or removed every three to four weeks.

Removing Acrylic Nails

Whilst it is recommended that you have your acrylics removed by the nail technician who applied them – if you take your time and purchase the right materials it is possible to remove them yourself at home.

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Beauty & Shine
Beauty & Shine
407 Wandsworth Road,
Clapham, London, SW8 2JP
United Kingdom


Beauty & Shine
407 Wandsworth Road,
Clapham, London, SW8 2JP
United Kingdom
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