If you’ve ever doubted how good press-on nails can look, please take a moment to appreciate the sleek, graphic set above. Yes, those are press-ons.
Aesthetics aside, one of the biggest draws to temporary tips is their convenience. Application is as easy as laying down some adhesive (be it from sticky tabs or nail glue) and pressing them over your natural nails. Removal isn’t as hard as you’d think either.
“When it comes to removing press-ons, the most important thing to remember is to not remove them by force. You never want to rip them off your nails aggressively, as that’s what damages your natural nails,” says Brittney Boyce, founder of NAILS OF LA and celebrity nail artist. “Improper removal can thin out your nails or even cause splitting,” she cautions.
Don’t worry, we’ve got a step-by-step guide for the safest removal ahead.