Thursday, July 19, 2012

Q&A: Gel Polish Applied to Acrylic Nails

Q. I just got new acrylic nails and the manicurist applied gel polish to them. Now I'm thinking I want to change the color. How am I going to get the polish off?

A. Gel polish was developed to use on natural nails for long, no chip wear. Removal of gel polish requires soaking it off with acetone.  It is unfortunate that your manicurist applied gel polish on your new acrylic nails not knowing that you would want to change your color before you next visit.

Soaking your nails in acetone to remove the gel polish will damage and remove your new nails.  Contact the nail tech who applied your nails and explain your predicament.  Your nail tech will be able to file the gel polish off with a drill with no damage to your acrylic nails and change your color.  

Have your nail tech apply regular polish so you will be able to change the color yourself. No need to worry about chipping. Regular nail polish wears really well on acrylic nails.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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