These are nails built up on 'forms'. The free edge (also known as the tip or the white part of the nail) is created by hand using acrylic liquid and powder. No tips are used to form the Nails at all because this free edge is built up on top of the form. The form fits perfectly to the individual nails, creating the perfect Acrylic curve and improved strength & durability. The whole process is done by hand and the art takes years to master. This is one of the reasons you don't see sculptured nail extensions offered in every salon in Barnstaple.
Acrylic is stronger for several reasons. A typical nail extension (where a tip has been applied) has a weak spot where the tip is attached to the natural nail. This is why many breaks often occur at the tip. Acrylic does not have this weakness because there is no tip. Although Acrylic has a white 'free edge' and a pink 'body' it is the same product covering the nail from cuticle to free edge and therefore there is no weak spot. The sculptured nail is also stronger because the strength of the nail extension comes from the bond between the acrylic coating and the natural nails. When a tip has been used there is less natural nail touching the acrylic than when the nails have been sculptured. We believe sculptured nails are the strongest nail extensions available today at our Barnstaple salon .
How are they more beautiful?
To the untrained eye the true beauty of the Acrylic enhancement may go unnoticed, but to a passionate nail tech (ok we're nail geeks) we need curves in all the right places! Our Barnstaple staff provide Acrylic Sculptured nails that are truely are beautiful, perfectly curved nail enhancements because the forms fit each person's nail individually. This type of extension also looks incredibly natural because the whole thing is created by hand.
How long should my sculptured nails last?
No two sets of Acrylic sculptured nails last exactly the same. The amount of time before an infill is needed is determined by the skill of the technician and the way in which they are looked after by you. The oiliness of the natural nail plate and whether they were badly bitten before the extensions were applied also influences the lifespan of the Acrylic to some degree. Most clients choose to come for infills every 2 weeks. which you can pre book using our online booking system.