When did this trend of letting your acrylic nails grow out begin?

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I didn’t think it was a trend more so people just not being embarrassed anymore.
I noticed a few people this week not hiding it. I can only remember Savannah James right now
 
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Yeah, I don't think it's a trend.

I think most people who do this don't get acrylic nails regularly, so they just let them grow out instead of removing them.
It's also a strategy if you've been wearing enhancements for a while and want to take a break -- just let the nail grow out with the enhancement, instead of removing it and having to deal with the thin and damaged nails underneath.
 
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Jokes aside, if I ever start getting fake (dip or acrylic) nails again, I will let them grow out like this when I inevitably decide to stop again instead of removing them outright and being left with those jacked up, scaly, weak nubs that take weeks to grow out a healthy nail bed. I would get the excess clipped regularly though.
 
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I can't stand to see a lot of regrowth, especially with bright and dark colors. You don't look polished. When I missed a nail appointment, I would hide my hands until I could see my nail tech.
 
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I honestly don't blame them. When I had acrylic nails and took them off, my nails were fucked up. I tore them, I ripped them, and it was just hell waiting for my nails to grow out.

Had I known the damage underneath, shit I probably would have done the same thing. My nails tore down to the middle and that shit hurt.

I will NEVER get acrylic nails again.
 
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When i was getting gel extensions (poly gel and gel x) i would do this when i knew i wasnt going to get a touch up any time soon. so that way i could file them down as they grew out vs soaking then off and filing. But gel isnt as heavy as acrylic.
 
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I didn’t think it was a trend more so people just not being embarrassed anymore.
I noticed a few people this week not hiding it. I can only remember Savannah James right now
I remembered where else I've seen it (because I just saw two in a row)

a lot of IG shopping accounts be holding up new products with 3 months of new growth on their nails.
I dont understand how it doesn't just snap off.
 
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I remembered where else I've seen it (because I just saw two in a row)

a lot of IG shopping accounts be holding up new products with 3 months of new growth on their nails.
I dont understand how it doesn't just snap off.

That bothers me too.
People trying to tell you about luxury while their nails look like Good Times.
How can I believe you.
 

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