Solutions for Nail Technicians on Common Acrylic Nail Problems

Acrylic nails are a popular choice for so many individuals looking for long lasting nail enhancements. But there are challenges posed by acrylic nails to both the nail technicians and clients. In this article, we will focus on what these issues are and what practical solutions can be used to address them.

You can look for online acrylic nail courses if you are interested in pursuing a career in this field and they will go over the common challenges as well. One of the issues that happens is the acrylic nail separating from the natural nail bed and this is called lifting. When this happens, there will be a gap between the acrylic nail and the natural nail bed. Some of the reasons that this can occur are due to inadequate adhesion and improper preparation of the nail. Also, if there was moisture exposure during application, it can also lead to lifting. You need to have thorough preparation of your nail by gently buffing the surface of the natural nail. This can remove any debris or oils. You can use a high quality primer so that adhesion is promoted between the acrylic product and the natural nail. You also need to advise clients to avoid prolonged exposure to harsh chemicals and water as this will weaken the bond between the natural nails and acrylic.

Acrylic nails can break if they are too long or the acrylic product is thinly applied

Also, if the client has an active lifestyle or if they are in a career where they need to work with their hands, there can be frequent breakage. You need to ask about the client’s lifestyle and preferences so that you can recommend appropriate nail lengths. You can encourage clients to choose a thicker acrylic application or use a reinforced technique so that the durability of the acrylic nail can be increased. It is important to educate the clients on proper techniques for nail care so that the risk of breakage can be reduced. Some of the things you can tell them is to avoid excessive pressure or force on the acrylic nails.

There can also be fungal infections

That occur as a result of moisture trapped between the natural nail bed and the acrylic nail. This will create a favourable environment for fungal growth. Discolouration, thickening of the nail plate and lifting occur when there is a fungal infection. You will learn about proper hygiene and sanitation in the acrylic nail course so that you know how to prevent fungal infections. It is important to use sterilised tools for each client and to disinfect the work surface between appointments. You have to teach clients about how to properly maintain their nails such as avoiding long exposure to moisture and to keep hands and nails clean and dry.  There can also be allergic reactions experienced by certain clients and this can be to the chemicals that are used in acrylic nail products. A common product that can lead to allergic reactions is the acrylic monomer and the symptoms include swelling, itching and redness. You need to therefore have a patch test performed so that the client’s sensitivity to acrylic products can be assessed.