Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 11th Feb 18, 1:46 PM
    • 5,165Posts
    • 168,830Thanks
    Abbafan1972
    Question about acrylic nails
    • #1
    • 11th Feb 18, 1:46 PM
    Question about acrylic nails 11th Feb 18 at 1:46 PM
    I have my nails done about every 3 weeks, depending on the regrowth. Been having them done since Dec 2016 at the same shop.

    I went to have them done on Friday just gone and the girl wanted to do me a new full set for £25 which would involve having them soaked off, but I didn't have time for this as I had another appt to get to. I have been having the same girl for while, but previously just had whoever was available.

    She told me you should have them renewed every 3 months and none of the other people in there have ever told me this, I just have the infills done for £15 every time. I refused because I didn't have time and didn't want to pay £25. She got quite huffy with me and agreed to do just the infills. I told her there was nothing wrong with my nails and no-one has ever said that to me before.

    Is this right - do you need to renew your acrylic nails every so often? I got the feeling she was just trying to bump up her money, as you pay them individually by cash (chinese shop).

    Thanks in advance.
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016 & 2017
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
Page 1
    • Diamandis
    • By Diamandis 11th Feb 18, 1:53 PM
    • 208 Posts
    • 308 Thanks
    Diamandis
    • #2
    • 11th Feb 18, 1:53 PM
    • #2
    • 11th Feb 18, 1:53 PM
    I get mine taken off every three visits.
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 11th Feb 18, 1:54 PM
    • 5,165 Posts
    • 168,830 Thanks
    Abbafan1972
    • #3
    • 11th Feb 18, 1:54 PM
    • #3
    • 11th Feb 18, 1:54 PM
    I get mine taken off every three visits.
    Originally posted by Diamandis
    for what purpose? My colleague at work has been having acrylic nails and never has a new full set every so often.
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016 & 2017
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 11th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
    • 6,031 Posts
    • 11,237 Thanks
    GwylimT
    • #4
    • 11th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
    • #4
    • 11th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
    My wife has a new set every few visits, as the acrylic grows out, so continually infilling means you don't have acrylics, just gel polish.
    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 11th Feb 18, 2:08 PM
    • 973 Posts
    • 1,455 Thanks
    jfdi
    • #5
    • 11th Feb 18, 2:08 PM
    • #5
    • 11th Feb 18, 2:08 PM
    Mine are very rarely taken off, just odd ones replaced at my infills as they dry out and come off.
    There again, I pay double what you do, OP, and the only machinery is the drier for the shellac!
    • Caroline Parker
    • By Caroline Parker 13th Feb 18, 5:58 PM
    • 13 Posts
    • 3 Thanks
    Caroline Parker
    • #6
    • 13th Feb 18, 5:58 PM
    • #6
    • 13th Feb 18, 5:58 PM
    If you are treating them with regular fills, I guess you can leave it for more than 3 months. It actually depends on your daily activities and maintenance of their nails. They are renewed when there are air pockets in the acrylic or when the natural nails pull away from the acrylic's underside. Air pockets indicate that the acrylic is not adhering to the nail bed.
    However, a new set is usually needed every 3 to 6 months for an average person.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

171Posts Today

1,624Users online

Martin's Twitter