Acrylic Nails Vs Apres Nails

Acrylic Nails Vs Apres Nails

Whats The Difference Between Apres  Nails & Acrylic Nails 

With Apres nails becoming more popular a lot of people have been what are Apres nails and how are they difference  to Acrylic nails and whats one better?

Acrylics tend to be harder than gel. It's typically done by mixing a powder (polymer) and a liquid (monomer) to create that dough-like consistency that can then be filed and molded into shapes.

It may sound complicated, but if you’ve ever used dip powder at a nail salon, then you're more familiar with all of the above than you think, because that, too, is a form of acrylics. However, dip powder tends to be more damaging to the nail, especially as it requires more difficulty in removing it. It's also harder and less flexible.

Apres nails tends to be softer and more flexible than acrylic nails , and Apres tends to be not as damaging. Apres nails soak off very easy as well. Noting that the chemical difference between gel and acrylic is that gel is already mixed and needs to be cured with an LED or UV lamp, while acrylic requires mixing as you go.

Because gel extensions tend to be more flexible and natural-looking and don’t have the same strong smell that the acrylic nail application comes with.

Acrylic Nails

Whats Is More Durable Apres or Acrylic?

Think of a plastic cup (gel) versus a glass cup (acrylic). While a glass cup might seem harder, if you drop the glass, it will break, while the plastic cup will be fine. both are strong in their own way but it really depends on how you treat your nails. 

What Damages Your Natural Nails Less Apres Or Acrylic?

If you has soft and splitting nails, they need strength, and I would use an acrylic product. If you wants an overlay on your natural nail without an extension go Apres. 

No matter which type of nail enhancement you choose, if done correctly by an experienced technician, both acrylics and gel extensions should leave you with the same result: long, healthy, beautiful nails.


Both types of extensions have their advantages and disadvantages choose the right nails for you. Make sure you a seeing a experienced qualified nail tech with a very good reputation. Too Book In Your Acrylic or Apres Nails Click Here 

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