A question for nail techs
Is it absolutely necessary to cut the natural nail back as far as you can before applying acrylic nails?
I specifically grew my nails out for 2 months in order to gt acrylic nails done on top. I have very thin weak natural nails and i’ve had acrylic nails before and every single time i hit a nail (or pick up my purse this time) and it rip off taking several layers of nail with it, leaving a thin nail i’m scared to put another acrylic nail onto, cause it’ll hurt it it rips off more layers.
So i grew them out thinking that if there was a natural nail base where it’s longer than the finger that it would give it more strength and more surface area to bond to so its not jut plastic cantilevered over the end of the finger but has a base of real nail under it. So i told the girl who was gonna do my nails not to cut them all the way back and why and she just looked at me said not its stronger if i cut them, and then cut them all the way back and then put on the acrylic nails.
But now it’s been a week and i already ripped one off and i’m annoyed and thinking that if she had just done what i asked her to do that this wouldn’t have happened.