An acrylic overlay is the combination of a liquid monomer and powder polymer that creates a hard protective layer over your natural nail.
How long does it take? An acrylic overlay manicure can take up to an hour and 30 minutes.
How is it done? “Acrylic manicure has the same steps as a gel manicure but with the use of liquid monomer and powder polymer to build over the natural nail and is then coated with polish or cured with a UV light should the client get a gel manicure on top,” Cardenas explains.
How long does it last? An acrylic overlay can last up to 2-3 weeks.
How do you remove it? An acrylic overlay is soaked off with acetone.
Does it damage the nail? If its done and removed by a professional technician, no.