You have been getting Acrylic nails since you’re a teenager, right? So why make a change to something new?
What are LCN nails, really?
LCN (Light Concept Nails) is a brand of professional nail care products and nail enhancement systems that are used in many salons. LCN is most well known for its gel nail system which are designed to provide a long-lasting, glossy finish and are suitable for a wide range of nail enhancement techniques. Nail House offers LCN nails in its Winnipeg nail salons.
What is the difference between LCN nails and Acrylic Nails?
So, LCN and acrylic nails are both types of fake nails that are used to give your natural nails a little extra oomph. Both can be shaped and filed to give you the perfect nail length and shape.
But here’s the thing: LCN nails are made from a flexible polymer material that’s applied to your natural nail and cured with a specialty light. This creates a super strong and natural-looking fake nail that’s less likely to crack or break compared to traditional acrylic nails.
On the other hand, acrylic nails are made from a mixture of a liquid monomer and a powder polymer. When these two are mixed together, they create a thick, dough-like substance that’s applied to your natural nail and shaped into the perfect nail. Acrylic nails are usually cured using a special UV light. Acrylic nails are known for being super strong and durable, but they can also yellow over time and can be harder to remove.
But LCN nails cost more than acrylic nails, why would I pay more for them?
LCN nails may be a bit pricier than acrylic nails for a few reasons. First off, LCN nails are made from a flexible and natural-looking material, which can be more expensive to produce.
But here’s the good news: LCN nails tend to be super durable and long-lasting, so you won’t need to get them filled or replaced as often. This can save you money in the long run, even though the initial cost of LCN nails might be higher. And let’s not forget the natural look and feel of LCN nails, as well as the reduced risk of damage to your natural nails – some people are willing to pay extra for those perks.
I’ve heard that LCN nails have less harmful chemicals than acrylic nails?
It is true that some acrylic nail products may contain chemicals such as methacrylate monomers, which can have strong odors and may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some people. Methacrylate monomers are used to create the strong, durable nails that are characteristic of acrylics. However, these chemicals are also regulated by the FDA and are generally considered safe when used as directed. So unless you have an allergic reaction to acrylic nails, they should be considered safe for use for most people.
LCN nails contain different ingredients than acrylic nails, so they may not trigger similar allergic reactions. Whether or not they are “safer” is hotly debated online, but generally both acrylic and LCN nails are considered safe for routine use by many experts.
I’ve heard LCN nails are non-porous, what does that mean for me?
Both acrylic and natural nails are porous, which means that they can absorb substances applied to them. This can also mean that they have a tendency to absorb the dirt from our daily lives, causing yellowing.
LCN nails are non-porous, so, no more yellowing!
Can I still have nail art applied to LCN nails?
Absolutely, it is possible to get nail art or custom designs on LCN nails. Many nail salons, including Nail House, offer a range of design options for LCN nails, including a variety of colors, patterns, and finishes. We can also be create custom designs or use nail art stickers or decals to decorate LCN nails.
It’s important to keep in mind that the design options for LCN nails may be somewhat limited compared to acrylic nails, due to the nature of the material used to create the artificial nails. However, it is still possible to get a wide range of design options with LCN nails, and many people are happy with the choices available.
If you have a specific design in mind for your LCN nails, it’s a good idea to discuss your ideas with your nail technician and see what options are available. They should be able to help you choose a design that will work well with LCN nails and suit your personal style.