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Top 20 Acrylic Nails venues

Here is our pick for the top venues offering Acrylic Nails from around Australia.

  1. Absolutely Polished Nails

    29 / 31 Somerset Place, Little Bourke St., Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (72)
    Are your hands or feet in need of TLC, head straight over to Absolutely Polished Nails, Melbourne CBD. This award-winning nail salon has everything you need.
  2. Julex Nail Spa - Prahran

    514 Malvern Road, Prahran 3181
    Rating:
    (25)
    For the smartest nails in Prahran, book in for a mani or a pedi at Julex Nail Spa. Get perfect nails with polish, Shellac gel, acrylics or an SNS dip powder.
  3. Indulgence Spa Lounge & Nails

    T04/48 Windorah Dr , Point Cook 3030
    Rating:
    (15)
    Indulgence Spa Lounge & Nails is a luxury day spa and nail salon specializing in decadent treatments and on point manicures and pedicures in Point Cook.
  4. Splash Beauty

    40 Tweed Mall, Cnr Wharf & Bay Streets, Tweed Heads 2485
    Rating:
    (19)
    Splash Beauty offers convenience and fabulous treatments. Known for their fabulous facials, you can get microdermabrasion, waxing and eyelash extensions, too.
  5. Divine Camila Beauty

    2/303 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst 2010
    Rating:
    (88)
    Divine Camila Beauty will take care of your whole body while you relax and unwind. This cute salon stands out for its impeccable service and beautiful staff.
  6. Chapel's Beauty Salon

    91 Chapel Street, Windsor 3181
    Rating:
    (52)
    Visit Chapel's Beauty Salon, and be pampered to perfection with an exceptional range of services to highlight your natural beauty and boost your confidence.
  7. VONVY Spa NAIL Club - Malvern

    236 Glenferrie Road, Malvern 3144
    Rating:
    (9)
    Get your hands and feet looking their best with Vonvy Spa NAIL Club - Malvern. The salon offers manicure, pedicure, also lash and brow tinting, plus waxing.
  8. Glamshell Beauty

    63 Ferguson Street, Williamstown 3016
    Rating:
    (58)
    Glamshell Beauty, the place for all your beauty and spa needs including nails, brow and lash treatments, plus waxing. Or spoil yourself with a Spa Package.
  9. Ivy Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

    19 55 George Street, Parramatta 2150
    Rating:
    (56)
    The guys at Ivy Hairdressing in Parramatta are committed to creating individual and unique looks, injecting passion and flair into each cut and colour.
  10. Empire Nails & Beauty

    Unit 10 / 195 Ron Penhaligon Way , Robina 4226
    Empire Nails & Beauty, a boutique beauty salon specialising in creating beautiful nail art. Services include standard manicures, Shellac, and acrylic infills.
  11. Celestial Nails & Beauty

    24 Eco Crescent, Narangba 4504
    Rating:
    (15)
    For the most serene and peaceful beauty treatments, book in Celestial Nails & Beauty. Opt for a heavenly facial, massage, wax, manicure, or lash treatment.
  12. Excel Nails - Norwood

    154 The Parade, Norwood 5067
    Rating:
    (26)
    Excel Nails has an excellent reputation with salons in both Norwood and North Terrace. Offering a convenient location, affordable prices and standout results.
  13. The Nail Hair and Beauty Room Mornington

    Shop 6, 211 Main Street, Mornington 3931
    Rating:
    (18)
    Overhaul your look with The Nail, Hair and Beauty Room. Choose from nail treatments, waxing, hair colouring, and more.
  14. Little Luxuries

    2/579 High Street, Northcote 3070
    Rating:
    (12)
    Enjoy an invigorating and refreshing spa treatment at Little Luxuries. Fabulous services include massage, facials, nails, tinting, tanning, waxing, and more.
  15. I Love Nails

    52 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea 3185
    Rating:
    (7)
    I Love Nails is a boutique nail salon located in Ripponlea offering locals premium manicures and pedicures in a professional salon environment.
  16. Tips & Toes - Fitzroy

    399 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
    Rating:
    (25)
    Tips and Toes, specialises in artificial, acrylic and gel nails. The professional team also delivers eyelash and brow treatments including lash extensions.
  17. Coco Nails - South Yarra

    Shop 2, 53-61 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
    Rating:
    (33)
    Transform your nails from boring to breath taking with Coco Nails! You'll find all your favourites including SNS, acrylic, gel, and eyelash extensions, too.
  18. Nail Paradise

    Shop 4/ 332 Centre Rd, Bentleigh 3204
    Rating:
    (10)
    Enjoy a relaxing mani or pedi at Nail Paradise. The company offers services including shellac, nails, nail art, gel nails, eyebrow waxing, tints, and more.
  19. Modern Nails Brunswick

    134 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056
    Rating:
    (48)
    Feel amazing from top to toe with Modern Nails Brunswick. From acrylic colour, to Bio Sculpture gel, waxing and eyelash extensions, they're experts in beauty.
  20. Dazzling Nails and Beauty

    309 Kingsway, Caringbah 2229
    Rating:
    (24)
    Dazzling Nails and Beauty is the place to go for everything from a manicure or stunning acrylic nails to eyelash extensions, waxing, and cosmetic tattooing.
Average rating of venues offering Acrylic Nails accross Australia
4.6 · based on 1297 reviews of 294 venues

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Acrylic Nails

If you're new to the world of artificial nails, you may find it all a bit confusing. There are so many choices now, including acrylic nails, Shellac, gel nails, and SNS. What's the difference? Which one will last longer?

Acrylic nails are a good place to start. They are the most common artificial nail extension used, largely due to their durability. And, because they stick to natural nails, you can pass them off as your own!

Strange Beginnings

Artificial nails have been around for centuries in some form or other. Women have used shell, bone, even nut shells. But the first true artificial nail was actually invented by a dentist in 1954!

When Fred Slack broke a fingernail at work, he decided to make a realistic-looking temporary nail, using dental acrylic and aluminium foil. Nobody's quite sure why! But he did it and then, in partnership with his brother, patented the invention and started a company called Patti Nails.

The Slack family went on to develop the prototype of the acrylic nails we use today, and the company became known as NSI - Nail Systems International.

Fashion & Functionality

There are many different reasons for choosing acrylic nails. They can be a fashion statement or used to strengthen weak and brittle nails. For nail-biters, having acrylic nail extensions is a great way to break the habit.

Acrylic nails are also a great solution for those who want long nails but can't grow them. In fact, they're better than gel nail extensions for that.

Whatever the reason, the advice is the same: correct application is an art form and should really only be carried out by trained professionals. Besides, when you go to a professional nail technician, there are all those other great options, such as nail art, glitter, 3D nail art, and more.

It's All In The Preparation

For some people getting acrylic nails is an occasional indulgence, usually for a special occasion like a wedding, party or job interview. For others it's part of their regular beauty routine, and they wouldn't be seen dead without their sexy long nails.

Here's how it works. First the manicurist will prepare your nails by filing, cleaning, and pushing back the cuticles. The next step is to apply the artificial tip. If you are happy with the length of your natural nails, you may not need the tips.

Your manicurist will then start building up the nail using gel and powder. Getting the right consistency and amount is crucial to the final look of the nail. Once the mixture hardens, the nail will be filed and buffed to perfection.

Nail Maintenance

As with any artificial nail, acrylics will grow out. So if you wish to maintain the look, you will need refills every two to three weeks. This is a skilled job, as is acrylic removal, so it's best to visit a professional nail salon.

How long your acrylic nails last is down to how you care for them. Obviously things like housework and washing up without wearing gloves will shorten their life. And it pays to start with quality. Cheaper options may be tempting, but you tend to get what you pay for.

Acrylic nails will give you length and strength and provide an excellent base for nail colour or art. Acrylic hardens when exposed to air. If a UV light is used to harden it, you've been given gel nails, not acrylic.

Finding A Salon

Gel and acrylic nails are similar, although acrylic nail application is usually a little cheaper. Acrylics are also stronger and will last longer.

The best idea is to choose a professional nail salon from Bookwell. Tell your nail technician what you are trying to achieve and they will advise you on the best nail overly for your look.

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