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Top 20 Acrylic Nail Salons
Here is our pick for the top salons offering acrylic nails.

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  1. Hali Nails & Beauty

    Hali Nails & Beauty

    Shop 3 / 77 Prospect Road, Prospect 5082
    (146)
    Hali Nails and Beauty is a Prospect beauty salon specialising in luxury body and beauty treatments.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  2. Absolutely Polished

    Absolutely Polished

    29 / 31 Somerset Place, Little Bourke St., Melbourne CBD 3000
    (103)
    Are your hands or feet in need of TLC, head straight over to Absolutely Polished, Melbourne CBD. This award-winning nail salon has everything you need.
    Next available: Today 11:00 AM
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  3. Twinkle Nail and Beauty

    Twinkle Nail and Beauty

    144 Koornang Road, Carnegie 3163
    (20)
    Twinkle Nail and Beauty is a Carnegie-based salon specialising in manicure and pedicure and other traditional beauty treatments.
    Next available: Today 11:00 AM
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  4. Julex Nail Spa - Prahran

    Julex Nail Spa - Prahran

    514 Malvern Road, Prahran 3181
    (29)
    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.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  5. Glamshell Beauty

    Glamshell Beauty

    63 Ferguson Street, Williamstown 3016
    (131)
    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.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  6. Llume Skin Hair Body

    Llume Skin Hair Body

    93 Orrong Crescent, Caulfield North 3161
    (64)
    Llúme is an upmarket salon located in Alma Village in Melbourne’s Caulfield North providing a variety of hair and beauty services.
    Next available: Today 9:15 AM
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  7. The Nail Hair and Beauty Room Mornington

    The Nail Hair and Beauty Room Mornington

    Shop 6 / 211 Main Street, Mornington 3931
    (71)
    Overhaul your look with The Nail, Hair and Beauty Room. Choose from nail treatments, waxing, hair colouring, and more.
    Next available: Today 9:00 AM
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  8. Boutique Nails and Beauty

    Boutique Nails and Beauty

    Shop 6 / 10 Robertson Street, Gisborne 3437
    (164)
    Boutique Nails and Beauty is a premium nail and beauty therapy provider in Gisborne, specialising in flawless manicures and pedicures.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  9. Ivy Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

    Ivy Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

    19 / 55 George Street, Parramatta 2150
    (79)
    The guys at Ivy Hairdressing in Parramatta are committed to creating individual and unique looks, injecting passion and flair into each cut and colour.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  10. Kalynda Chase Beauty & Massage

    Kalynda Chase Beauty & Massage

    Shop 86A / 310 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale 4814
    (9)
    Kalynda Chase Beauty and Massage is Aitkenvale’s go-to for sumptuous beauty and massage treatments that leave you with a natural glow.
    Next available: Today 9:00 AM
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  11. Divine Camila Beauty

    Divine Camila Beauty

    2/227 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst 2010
    (162)
    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.
    Next available: Today 12:00 PM
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  12. Sugared + Bronzed

    Sugared + Bronzed

    40 Tweed Mall, Cnr Wharf & Bay Streets, Tweed Heads 2485
    (44)
    Sugar + Bronzed in Tweed Mall has got all your beauty services sorted. For facials, lash/brow treatments and massages, book online with Bookwell.
    Next available: Today 10:00 AM
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  13. Chapel's Beauty Salon

    Chapel's Beauty Salon

    81A Chapel Street, Windsor 3181
    (132)
    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.
    Next available: Today 10:00 AM
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  14. GoldeNail Salon

    GoldeNail Salon

    198 Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182
    (6)
    Next available: Today 10:45 AM
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  15. Crescent Beauty, Nails & Lash Salon

    Crescent Beauty, Nails & Lash Salon

    Shop 22 / 108 Bourke Street (Located in the Parmount Centre), Melbourne CBD 3000
    (22)
    Crescent Beauty, Nails & Lash Salon offers the most innovative Japanese beauty services including nails, spray tanning, facials, eyelash extensions and more.
    Next available: Today 1:30 PM
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  16. Platinum Nails

    Platinum Nails

    52 Tunstall Square, Doncaster East 3109
    (31)
    For flawless nails that help you express your vibrant personality, book your appointment for Platinum Nails online with Bookwell today.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  17. I Love Nails

    I Love Nails

    52 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea 3185
    (25)
    I Love Nails is a boutique nail salon located in Ripponlea offering locals premium manicures and pedicures in a professional salon environment.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  18. Greville Nails

    Greville Nails

    124 Greville Street, Prahran 3181
    (50)
    Greville Nails is a boutique nail salon located in Prahran. The expert team are consummate professionals, consistently delivering high-quality manicures and pedicures.
    Next available: Today 10:00 AM
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  19. 4 Seasons Nails & Beauty

    4 Seasons Nails & Beauty

    510 Macaulay Road, Kensington 3031
    (41)
    4 Seasons Nails & Beauty is a beauty salon in Kensington offering nail and beauty services for a diverse clientele.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  20. Pure Intentions Beauty

    Pure Intentions Beauty

    33 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood 3134
    (38)
    Pure Intentions Beauty is a specialist beauty clinic offering beauty treatments in a chic clinic in Ringwood.
    Next available: Today 11:30 AM
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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.