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How to Remove Acrylic Nails

Without a doubt you can pull off this look! However, Please do not pull off your acrylic nails. Acrylic nails may be hard to remove, but beauty does not have to be painful. 

We love acrylic nails too! Although, it may be time to let go and let your nails breathe and grow. Has it been 6 to 8 weeks already or are you just tired or retouching your nails every 2 to 3 weeks for the same design?  Well, whether you would like to switch things up and change your design or need a breather, we highly encourage you to keep reading to learn how to remove your acrylic nails beforehand.


  • Nail Clippers
  • Buffer
  • 100% Acetone
  • Bowl or Container (for the acetone)
  • Wooden Cuticle Stick
  • Hand Cream (Optional)
  • Nourishing Oil (Optional)

Ready to Remove?

1. Snip-snip! Trim and Shape Your Nails.

Cut off your acrylic nails, you may get as close to your real nails as possible without actually snipping them off.

2. Soak and Submerge. Soften.

Pour 100% acetone remover into a large bowl. You may also pour it into a make-shift container like a resealable zipper storage bag. Afterward, submerge your nails for 15 to 20 minutes. While waiting, you could watch a movie or listen to some music.

4. Softly Scrape. Gently, Carefully.

Gently scrape off the softened acrylics with a wooden cuticle stick.

5. Resilient? Repeat.

Won't come off? No worries, simply re-soak them for another five minutes, then try again. Please do not force-scrape your acrylics off. Give it a little patience and love. 

6. Buff Love. Gently, Carefully.

Gently buff off any remaining residue to finish. You may also use the Tornado Bit to remove the remaining acrylic and the Diamond Bit for the areas between the nail and cuticle (the creases).

Note: Pay extra attention to your skin, especially if your skin is sensitive!

Optional: Strengthen and Repair Steps.

7. Nurture and Breathe. Love Yourself.

Rejuvenate! Sometimes, you just need a break. If all the acetones are seriously causing dry skin, nail discoloration or brittleness, we suggest waiting 2 to 3 weeks to apply acrylics again. In the meantime, treat yourself with Nourish Oil, Vitamin B7 (Biotin) supplements, or hand cream.

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