Press On Nails vs Acrylic Nails

Pros & Cons

Like anything in life, there are pros and cons to acrylic nails and press on nails - and it very much depends on personal preference. Let’s go through all the pros & cons together and see who comes out on top!

Press On Nails:


💜 They are more cost effective than acrylic nails
💜 They are easy to remove
💜 They can be applied at the comfort of your own home
💜 The application is complete in a matter of minutes
💜 They do not damage your natural nails
💜 If applied correctly, they can look just like acrylic nails
💜 You know exactly what they are going to look like by looking at the pack, instead of trusting your nail technician to do a good job
💜 If your job has a no nails policy, you can wear them to look glam for a party and remove them by Monday to go back to work - acrylic nails require more commitment
💜 If nail does pop off, you can glue back on, you don’t need to go back to the salon


💜 If you have a ‘hands on’ job, or you are quite hands on in your day to day routine, they can ping off
💜 If the nails are not well made, they can look cheap
💜 They are not as durable as acrylic nails
💜 They do not last as long as acrylic nails



💜 They are longer lasting than press on nails - they can last up to 3 weeks before they need to be removed or infilled
💜 They are very durable
💜 They are applied professionally, and if you’re a social person the salons a perfect place to talk to your nail tech
💜 You decide everything from the length, shape and the desired design


💜 A lot more money is spent in getting acrylics and maintaining them
💜 They can cause damage to your natural nails
💜 They need to be removed by a professional who uses strong chemicals like acetone which has an unpleasant smell
💜 The nail technician may not deliver exactly what you had asked or hoped for
💜 Application is very time consuming

So who wins this debate? Press on nails hands down! They don’t cause damage to your nails, they are more cost-effective, more time-saving and more gentle on your nails. Pretty Pro press on false nails are high quality so they will still look Pretty and will last a long time when applied & cared for correctly.