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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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OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM

 7 is too young for acrylic nails.  I would let my 17 year old do it, but she'd be responsible for the upkeep and for paying for that maintenance.  She's lucky though.  She went and got a manicure with her Grandmother the day before her Senior pictures were taken and I thought that she had gotten acrylic nails, but nope!  They were her own.  Lucky girl!

I have warned her that if she gets them, that her nails will not be the same for a good 3 to 4 months while they grow out again.  I used to have them, but got tired of the maintenance and price of the upkeep.

rfurlongg
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Imo, too young. Acrylics ruin natural nail beds not to mention the chemicals inhaled while getting them done and eventually taken off.
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LadyT78758
by Member on Aug. 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM

OMG yes 7 is too young, that drill hurts.  LOL  I would only allow it for special occasions...wedding, prom but only if she understood that is was a one time thing and we are not airbrushing, nail art or jewelry.

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jlo1313
by Silver Member on Aug. 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

As my mother said to me when I was young: "when you can pay for them yourself"

I didn't get acrylic nails until I was 24, then I did so much damage to my beautiful natural nails that I suffered 3 months of growing them out to get rid of the ridges.  My real nails are so much easier and more beautiful than any fake nail job I have seen. 

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