Nail extensions – A lightweight plastic plate that follows the shape of the nail is glued to the tip of the natural nail in order to add length. Acrylic, gel, fiberglass or another mixture is then applied on top of the extension and is usually ‘cured’ in order to secure the extension and add strength and shine.
Nail overlays – Overlays skip the extension step, and instead of adding artificial length onto the nail, the strengthening mixture is simply applied directly onto the natural nail in order to add strength and durability.
Acrylic Nails Extensions – The acrylic nails are created by mixing liquid monomer and a powder polymer, which when combined form a hard protective layer that is sculpted over the natural nail. These nails become hard when exposed to air. To do extension an artificial tip added on the nail before using an acrylic mix. After that, the nails extensions are shaped, buffed for a shiny finish.