ACRYLIC NAILS [ uh-kril-ik neyl]
What it is: A term sometimes used to describe a liquid and powder nail enhancement, but is actually the name of a large family of chemicals used to create various plastics. All artificial nails are based on acrylic ingredients and chemistry.
How to use it: This is an outdated slang term used to generalize nail extensions. Professionals should identify each nail enhancement by its specific name or system.