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How To Remove Acrylic Nails

We all love how acrylics – they look fantastic and are a great way to enjoy stylish nails for longer. What isn’t so fantastic, however, is removing them. It’s common to get acrylics removed professionally, especially if you’re getting new nails reapplied on top. But perhaps you’ve started doing your own nails and are looking for advice on how to remove acrylic nails at home? Or maybe you’re simply in a rush and don’t have time to visit the salon?  If so, do not fear! Here at Naio Nails, we’ve... Read More


Nail biters rejoice – here at Naio Nails, we’ve got the lowdown on how to sculpt beautiful acrylic nails on short bitten nails. No more hiding your hands; we’re going to show you how to fix short bitten nails and turn them into a work of art.  Thought you were stuck with short natural nails? Think again. Read on for our tips for the best nail extensions for short nails and watch our easy tutorial video to see exactly how we do it here at Naio Nails. 1. Push Your Cuticles... Read More

‘Tis the Season for Festive Nails: Christmas Nail Art Ideas to Try This Season

With Christmas just around the corner, here at Naio Nails, we’ve been getting into the festive spirit. What better excuse to up your manicure game than with some Christmas nail art designs? Whether you’re looking for delicately stencilled snowflake nails or glitter nails to rival the glitziest bauble on your Christmas tree, we’ve got the Christmas nail art ideas to inspire you this year. Snowflake Nails One of our favourite Christmas nail art designs to try this season is these beautiful snowflake nails, worthy of a snow queen. Though snowflake... Read More

How to Choose the Perfect Cover Pink for Acrylic Nails

1) Always match the skin tone* of the client/person having the nails done: Medium & Olive Skin Tones = Natural Beige or Warm Beige Dark Skin Tones = Warm Beige or Toffee Fudge Fair & Pale Skin Tones = Natural Beige or Baby Blossom 2) See if you have warm or cool undertones to your skin pigment, as this will effect how the colour acrylic you choose will look on your nails. When you see yellow, orange, or olive undertones and veins that appear slightly greener than blue, you’re seeing indicators... Read More

Our 3 Different Types of Acrylic Liquids

Maximum Adhesion:  Setting speed* = Roughly 2 minutes You don’t need to use a Primer. Suitable for beginners No lift technology High Speed: Setting speed* =  A little less than 2 minutes Great for doing 3D nail art. Good for professionals or people who work fast with the acrylic Primer required Medium Speed: Setting speed* = A little more than 2 minutes Recommended for beginners as it takes longer to dry i.e it will give you more time to apply and sculpt the acrylic. Popular with technicians working in warmer environments Primer... Read More

Beginners Guide To Applying Acrylic Nails

So you’ve had your nails done for you for years, or you’re just curious, but you’re wanting to try doing them yourself. It might look simple when your watching a trained nail technician, but it will take time and patience to learn how to do acrylics correctly and fast. These are the products you will need: Cuticle Remover Cuticle Pusher Buffing Block Nail File Nail Prep/Dehydrator Acid Free Nail Primer Dappen Dish Acrylic Nail Brush Lint Free Wipes Acrylic Powder  Acrylic Liquid (we recommend Medium Speed for beginners as you have a... Read More

Disney Nail Art – Cute Hand Painted Dumbo Design

Hi Guys, So it’s time for a bit of nail art, hand painted Disney nail art to be precise. JJ loves it when I do designs that she can just sit and look at for hours. We had just watched the trailer for the new Dumbo movie which is coming out and I suggested that we do a cute little Dumbo design. Now, this is the animated Dumbo, I know the new film is live action but I prefer the animated version, it’s just such a cute little elephant. Now... Read More

Our Guide On How To Apply Gel Polish

Gel Polish Manicure – How to correctly prepare and perform Gel Polish manicure at home. Gel Polish Manicure is currently one of the most popular nail treatments. In recent years it is steadily gaining its popularity amongst people. This simple method guarantees that your manicure will remain in beautiful condition for an extended period of time. How great is that?! 😲  Here is our guide on how to correctly prepare your nails and apply URBAN GRAFFITI Gel Polish to achieve amazing results with a salon quality at home!  ➡ You... Read More

How To Create Rainbow / Pride Nails

Pride season is well and truly here, with June boasting Pride month as well as a whole host of Pride events taking place during the rest of the summer. Pride is a celebration of love and support for the LGBTQ+ community, with the iconic rainbow flag flying high since the 70s as an instantly recognisable symbol of all things Pride.  Vibrant, colourful rainbow nails are a fabulous way of showcasing your Pride and spreading the love, no matter the occasion. Fans of our Youtube channel may have already spotted Kirsty’s... Read More

4 Gorgeous Nail Ideas For Summer

Summer is upon us, and with that comes a multitude of summer trends to get stuck into. From summer holidays with the girls to festivals, summer parties and BBQs with friends, there are a whole host of summertime occasions that call for something stand-out in the fashion department – and this extends to our nails! Nails are an essential part of any look, and a great way to make a bold, creative impression. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd this season, look no further than Naio Nails.... Read More