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Some of my clients complain that their acrylic lifts too quickly from on top. How can I avoid this?

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Some of my clients complain that their acrylic lifts too quickly from on top. How can I avoid this?

A.

First I would check your nail prep. Make sure you are removing the dead tissue around the cuticle; this is the most common reason for lifting around there. Also, make sure you do not touch the acrylic to the skin. This prevents it from making a good seal and will result in lifting. Another problem could be your liquid to powder ratio. Make sure you aren’t working too wet or too dry.

— Tina Sauber-Spencer is the owner of Bahama Mamas Tanning & Nail Spa in Horton, Mich.

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