Everything you need to know about press on nails!

Everything you need to know about press on nails!

Everything you need to know about Press on Nails! 


If you enjoy having your nails done, you may have encountered the negative aspects of using acrylic or gel nails. These options can be time-consuming and detrimental to your nail health. However, press-on nails are a more affordable and simple alternative that is better for your nails. They can be just as stylish and attractive as gel or acrylic nails, and no one will be able to tell the difference! If you haven't tried high-quality press-on nails yet, it may be worth giving them a try.

Press-on nails are artificial nails that are attached to your natural nail bed using glue. They are sturdy and long-lasting, and you can apply them as frequently as you desire. At Crystal Crescent, our press-on nails are designed to look and feel like acrylic nails. With proper cuticle work and preparation, they can even resemble gel/acrylic nails. We take pride in using soft gel-based nails to create our press-ons, giving them extra strength and durability. Our nails are handcrafted to perfection, from the gel nail polish to the shape and design, which can include gems and artwork, using our own Crystal Crescent Gel Polish.

 What is the difference between normal press-on nails and soft gel press-on nails?

When it comes to press-on nails, there are a few issues that you may encounter with the majority of options available. Firstly, they are often made of thin plastic which causes them to snap or crack easily, making them unusable once removed. Additionally, the nail shaping is often incorrect, resulting in a less-than-desirable appearance on your hands.

At Crystal Crescent, we place a strong emphasis on delivering the best nail shape for our gel/acrylic clients. We have found that most clients prefer a short to medium length that is covered from corner to corner, resulting in a clean, even, and structured look from cuticle prep to free edge. To achieve this, we have decided to use structured gel nails for our press-on options, creating sets that imitate the gel/acrylic nails we offer in-house.

For those in search of a more natural-looking option, we also offer natural soft gel nails. These nails sit flush against the nail bed, creating a thinner and more realistic appearance. Not only does this increase durability, but it also results in longer-lasting wear thanks to its added strength.

If you're looking to keep your nails on for 2-4 weeks, we recommend prepping and priming your nail bed before applying a nail gel base or builder gel. You can then simply press-on our Crystal Crescent Press on nails and cure them under a UV/LED lamp. This convenient and easy process allows you to enjoy amazing nails for weeks without the hassle of in-salon appointments. At Crystal Crescent, we're taking the press-on nail game to the next level!

Save your time & money! 

Taking care of your nail health is crucial. What you apply on your natural nails can directly impact their strength and protection against breaking and cracking. Press-on nails are a great solution for saving time and money. As nail technicians, we know firsthand how expensive it can be to maintain beautiful nails, with costs ranging from £30-£70+ and additional expenses for fills, removal, and replacement. Service time can also vary from 1 to 2 hours. We understand that not everyone has the luxury of sitting at a salon for nail services, even if it can be therapeutic and relaxing. With busy lifestyles, time is valuable, and press-on nails offer an efficient solution. One great thing about our press-on nails is that you can reuse them without any additional expenses and enjoy them for as long as you want. Our sets are meticulously crafted by hand, with each nail carefully set and painted. We have priced our soft gel press-on nails accordingly, recognising their luxurious quality. 

Our press-on nails offer a hassle-free alternative to booking a nail tech appointment. We have made life easier for ourselves and our clients by preparing sets in all sizes, so all you need is the prep kit and the nails. In just 10-15 minutes, you can apply them and be ready to go. This is our best offering to date, as we prefer not to rush our artwork and work within a time frame. Rushing not only puts us behind schedule but can also impact the quality of our work. To ensure the best quality, we put in extra hours before and after salon work hours to prepare these handmade press-on nails to perfection. Our coffin shape is particularly sharp and perfect, so you can trust you're getting the best!

Shapes and Sizes 

There are five primary shapes for press-on nails: square, round, stiletto, almond, and coffin. While you can technically choose any shape you prefer, press-on nails are designed to look professional and polished, with sharp angles that mimic a salon-fresh look. They're also incredibly fun and versatile, able to enhance any outfit or style. You can even file and trim them to your desired shape for a fully customised look. For those wanting a bold and edgy appearance, longer nails are typically preferred. Stiletto, coffin, or square shapes are ideal for this look. Stiletto nails resemble sharp claws, while coffin nails are square with narrow edges. These styles can be worn for everyday occasions or special events.

If you're looking for a natural and simple look, square, oval, and round press-on nails are your best bet. These shapes can easily pass off as your own nails and give a clean and effortless look. The oval and almond-shaped nails are classic and feminine, and they can elongate your fingers, making them one of the most popular press-on nail shapes. These shapes are perfect for everyday wear and can also be stunning for special events.

There are press-on nails for every style

In addition to the amazing benefits we've already discussed, there's yet another reason to try our press-on nails. We offer a wide variety of unique and stylish nail designs for you to choose from. No matter what your personal style may be, we have an option that will suit your preferences. In addition to choosing the shape of your nails, you can also select a design that perfectly matches your personality. When removed properly, nails can be easily reused for future events.



Quality over everything! 

We take great pride in the quality of our nails and how they enhance the beauty of any occasion. Our press-on nails are especially popular with brides on their special day. We understand that everyone has their own unique style, which is why we provide a variety of sizes in every press-on nail box to ensure a perfect fit. Our followers and salon clients alike are impressed with how natural and stylish our press-on nails look, often mistaking them for acrylic sets. Now that's what we like to hear!



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