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At home vs. in the salon: removing gel and acrylic nails

27/05/2018 / Editor's picks

Gel and acrylic nails, making our fingers look great since our last salon appointment. Alas, as dreamy as they are, they don’t last forever. Though there’s nothing as satisfying as peeling those babies off, it’s seriously bad news for your nails – think weak and brittle. No thanks. You can try removing properly at home (the process is relatively similar), but buying all the gear, and coating the kitchen table with acetone is less cost effective, and not my kind of relaxing evening plan. I’d suggest heading to the salon: you’ll be in and out in under twenty minutes, unless you’re applying a fresh set (likely). If you’re new to the world of nail removal, you’d probably like to know how it’s done – not with a bog standard nail polish remover, FYI – so here it is, a step-by-step of what to expect.