Fiberglass Nails Have Been Around For Decades; Here's Why You Should Finally Try Them
While you may have never heard about fiberglass nails — a technique similar to silk wraps that uses fabric to build the nail — they have been around for years. According to manicurist Elle, the manicure first made an appearance in the '90s and has some impressive benefits. "They're thought to be waterproof because the material used is similar to the heavy-duty fabric used to make boats," she explained. The nails are also thin when applied correctly. "Choose a nail tech who's educated in this technology to achieve a thin, natural look," Elle said.
The technique works by having your manicurist apply a small mesh sheet over your nails and cutting off where you'd like your length to end. Next, an acrylic polymer can be added over the sheet to solidify the nail or fix any cracks. Finally, your manicurist can paint the nail with a polish, finishing up your look. Check out the videos of the process below.