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acrylic nails - at what age?

Posted by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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What age would you let your daughter get acrylic nails?  Do you think there should be a min. age requirement?  If so what would it be?  

This evening while I was getting a pedicure a gentleman came into the nail salon with his young grand daughter and asked for a full set of nails for her.  She was possibly 7, could have been younger.  

Too young?  


by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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AdellesMom
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:19 PM
Seven is way to young, IMO. Acrylic nails can be very damaging if they aren't properly cared for. I got my first set done at 12. But, it was for a Gala I went to. I say that 12/13 is a good age for it.
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huntersmama711
by Member on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM
I got a full set at age 13, that was for my 8th grade formal. They came off within a couples days. Seven is way too young IMO
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collectivecow
by Gold Member on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I was about twelve when I got a set: However, my mom did take me to get a regular no nail polish manicure at about 8 years old.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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Not until they can pay for it themselves.  No younger than 16.

I see this often, especially on that damn 'Toddlers and Tiaras'.

It is highly irresponsible, in my opinion, to allow a young child acrylic nails.  

illegallyblonde
by Lawyerupbeeches on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:22 PM
Maybe for high school prom.
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PurdueMom
by Sherri on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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Acrylic nails are of the devil.

Natural nails are so much prettier.  I hate fake nails.

HadleyAzure
by Member on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:26 PM

  I didn't know 7 year olds were interested in them. If I had a a pre-teen/ young teen daughter who was interested in them I would possibly let her.They personally give me the willies.

katy_kay08
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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so do I.  I've never had them and I'm so glad.  The destruction to your natural nails is just not pretty. 

Quoting PurdueMom:

Acrylic nails are of the devil.

Natural nails are so much prettier.  I hate fake nails.


brittanyjenean
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I'd say 14 for acryllics.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:36 PM

 I hate acrylic nails and probably won't ever allow my daughter to get them, but if I did I'd say well into her teen years and she would have to pay for them herself.

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