Fake Nails Are Back—Here's How to Safely Remove Them

Katharine McEntee


Before you scoff at the idea of acrylics, just think: Wouldn’t it be nice to go two weeks without a manicure and still have long shiny nails? We think so. While there are quite a few perks to fake nails, there are some downsides as well, namely damage to your real nails. Therefore, we reached out to Gina Edwards, celebrity manicurist for Kiss Products Inc., to learn how to remove fake nails without damaging your real ones.

There is nothing worse than walking around with a set of fake nails only to find that they are beginning to fall off. Since going to the salon to get your nails taken off isn’t always an option, we asked Edwards to tell us how to remove fake nails from home. While she recommends seeing a licensed nail professional, as they can effectively minimise damage to your natural nails, she has a few at-home removal tips that will come in handy if you’re ever in a bind. For Edwards tips on how to remove fake nails yourself, keep reading.

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