I’m guessing you can name 5 or 10 brands of nail polish right? But how many acrylic nail brands do you know? Choosing the best acrylic nail brands is important. Because mixing brands is mixing a bunch of random chemicals.
Those chemicals might clash and ruin your nails 😭.
Nail brands put a lot of work into making products that work well together.
This is why, for amazing results, you should find a brand you like and stick to it.
But what are the best acrylic nail brands?
Let’s find out!
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Full list of the best acrylic nail brands
Here’s my full list of what are in my opinion, the best acrylic nail brands.
I have personally used at least one product from most of the brands on this list.
Others have been recommended by my friends in the nail world.
My final list features a mix of high street and professional acrylic nail brands.
I’ve given the brands in a random order.
Below, you’ll find my brief description of each brand and what kind of acrylic nail products they sell.
I’ll also give you some tips and advice on the brands and products where I can.
Glam and Glits sell a range of nail products made in the USA.
They have all the basic powders you’ll need (clear, pink, and white) and an EMA monomer.
Plus they have a huge range of colored acrylic powders in tons of finishes like glow, matte, and glitters.
I have tried their acrylic powders and I really liked them.
I found that their acrylic powders are good quality, easy to use, and reasonably priced.
They don’t sell brushes, kits, or other equipment, so no dust collectors, dappen dishes, or anything like that.
I was a bit disappointed about that.
Mainly because I like to shop for all my supplies at once and stick with the same brand if possible.
With Glam and Glitz it’s mainly (gorgeous) powders and monomer.
That being said, I think Glam and Glits is a great brand for beginners.
The acrylic glides on easily, lays smoothly, and doesn’t dry so fast.
So you’ll have time to sculpt and perfect each nail if you’re not used to the process.
They also have this great true black which can be hard to find!
Mia Secret is a professional nail and beauty brand.
I love using this brand because they sell everything you need to do acrylic (and gel) nails including:
- Acrylic nail kits
- Liquid monomer
- Colored and clear powder
- Builder gels
- Nail polish
- Nail art supplies
- Tips and glue
- Strengthens, dehydrators, and nail treatments
- A wide range of tools and accessories
I have used many of their products and can highly recommend Mia Secret.
In my experience this is a great brand for everyone from beginners to professionals.
Their products are very popular, and most have excellent reviews (which I totally agree with).
I’d say they are a mid-range brand – very affordable and I find them to be good quality for the price.
As I said, I like Mia Secret because you can get everything from the same brand.
This means it’s less likely that something will go wrong (because of chemicals clashing).
Pro-tip! If you want your Acrylic nails to last longer – try the Mia Secret Nail Prep dehydrator and Extrabond Primer.
I tried it and it was a total game-changer! (Click to check price on Amazon)
Young Nails is a company run by 2 brothers. One of them (Greg) is a nail technician.
They know what they are doing, and sell most of the supplies needed for doing acrylic nails.
From preps and treatments to powders and monomer, to nail art foils and full kits.
They also have their own branded nail dust collector and E-file. Though these are a little bit expensive in my opinion.
Young nails is an extremely popular brand, especially with younger nail techs.
In my experience, the products are great quality and the powders blend and set well.
But you don’t get the value for money that you get with other brands like Mia Secret for example.
If you are used to doing your own nails and you’re looking for a higher-quality powder then it’s not too bad.
But I wouldn’t recommend Young Nails for doing clients nails.
The main reason for that is that there are much cheaper options out there.
I use Young Nails more as a brand to go to for information.
You might wanna check out their youtube channel or their zoom training.
They have hundreds of useful videos about acrylic nails.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find much information on the folks behind Morovan.
The brand doesn’t seem to have a face.
But that doesn’t stop them from getting plenty of great reviews.
They sell everything for acrylic, polygel, and UV nails as well as tools, polishes, and kits.
Their complete nail kits are popular with beginners.
They come with absolutely everything you might need. Tips, tools, nail glue – the works.
And I think that they are great value for money.
If you’re a complete beginner and you want an affordable kit to learn the ropes, this could be a good brand to go for.
In my experience of using Morovan, the quality is decent and it certainly won’t break the bank.
Modelones is a stylish and modern brand focused on the latest trends and nail art.
You might have seen their stuff on youtube.
A lot of influencers in the nail space have done product reviews for them.
Their acrylic powders are reasonably priced and tend to self-level really well.
They are also easy to apply, even for beginners.
I’ve found that Modelones acrylic goes on easier and more smoothly than a lot of other powders I’ve tried.
It also dries a little bit slower than Mia Secret, so you’ll have plenty of time to perfect the shape before it sets.
The color collections are amazing! They have collabs with Pantone which I’m loving so much right now!
Their 12 and 24 color packs are pretty good value too.
They also sell brushes, monomer, primer, dehydrator, tips, gel polish, and more.
Saviland is a global brand focussed purely on nails.
You mainly see them on Amazon.
They sell everything for acrylic and poly gel nails.
Their products are reasonably priced but they aren’t the best and many have mixed reviews.
When I ordered one of their kits I was a bit disappointed with the colors.
They look totally different in real life and are not vibrant enough for my liking.
The quality is ok and the prices are reasonable but to be honest for the price you can get better.
Karlash is a New York-based company.
They mostly sell nail products, but they also sell waxing stuff too.
Their fungal treatment for finger and toenails helped me get my super gross big toe sandal-worthy again!
When it comes to acrylic nails, as well as powders they also have a range of useful products including:
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Brush on nail glue and tips
- Dip powders
- Tip cutters
- Prep and bonding agent
- Files, buffing blocks and sanding bands
- Dappen dishes
Their products are great value for money and most get fantastic reviews which in my experience are justified.
Their acrylic powders are easy to use. But I did find that they dry a little too quickly – you can get around this by using a little bit more monomer.
Beware! The monomer from this brand smells really strong! So crack a window before using.
This is a brand that I came across on Amazon.
They don’t have a huge range of products to choose from – they seem to sell mostly dip powder kits.
But the few products they do have get rave reviews.
I don’t have any personal experience with this brand.
But they do seem to offer good value for money so maybe worth checking out.
BtArtbox is a nail brand that is probably best known for professional nail drills.
If you’re looking for a nail drill, I can highly recommend this brand.
I love mine! The design is sleek, it doesn’t take up too much space and it works great.
You also get to choose between black, white, or gold.
BTArtbox also sells gel polish (which I’ve tried and love), acrylic powder sets, and high-quality tips.
My favorite thing about their tips are that they pre shaped so you don’t have to file them down.
Melodysusie is a San Francisco-based brand that offers professional quality nail tools.
They are best known for their high-quality nail drills and dust collectors.
I have one of their dust collectors and it works great for sucking up all the dust when I’m doing acrylics.
But they also sell great lamps and gel polish collections too.
Melodysusie is more of a high-end brand geared toward professional nail techs.
Their products have great reviews and they are mostly justified in my experience.
The brand has a good reputation for creating quality products that last.
They mostly sell tools. They don’t sell their own acrylic powders or monomer.
Pana is one of my all-time favorite Brands.
It’s another tool-oriented brand.
They are best known for their amazing kolinsky hair acrylic nail brushes.
But they also sell high-quality drill bits.
They sell other tools too like nail cutters and files etc.
OMG, I adore Pana’s brushes!
Pana sells some of the best quality nail brushes on the market, so it’s well worth checking them out.
I can tell you from experience that they are an absolute dram to use, clean up well, and last for years.
They have some beautiful designs too.
iBealous is a nail and beauty brand that you may have seen in Walmart, Sears, or on Amazon.
They don’t have a huge range of acrylic nail stuff, and they don’t sell acrylic powder or monomer.
But they do sell some pretty decent acrylic nail brushes, e-files, and tips.
They also have a very affordable nail drill that gets great reviews.
Beetles is a brand best known for its gel nail polishes.
They also sell basecoat, topcoat, UV lamps, tips, dip powders, and some tools and accessories.
I have tried several of their polish collections and I have to say their gel polish kits are fantastic!
The colors are so beautiful and there are tons of color collections to choose from.
They’re also great value for money if you ask me.
I love Beetles because the colors are amazing. My nails usually last for around 10 days, and you only need 2 thin coats.
They even have a range of gel liners that I’ve found are perfect for doing nail art!
Tachibelle sells a good range of products for doing acrylic nails.
What sets this brand apart is that the products are made in the USA.
You can get them at Walmart or on Amazon.
Some of my favorite Tachibelle products include acrylic powders, monomer, files, buffing blocks, nail prep, and primer.
They have great sanding bands and a pretty good nail repair kit too.
In my opinion, the prices are very reasonable and the powder goes on like butter.
I’d say this is a good beginner-friendly brand because it’s easy to work with and doesn’t dry too quickly.
Makartt is a very well-thought-of brand in the nail world.
It’s primarily a nail brand, but they sell lashes too.
They don’t sell acrylic powders.
But they do have a lot of poly gel stuff, and plenty of gel polish kits, bundles, devices, and tools.
They have a lot of super cute nail art stuff like charms, rhinestones, foils, and decals too!
Markharrt nail devices are very good quality.
Their drills and drill bits are excellent, and so is their dust collector.
Makharrt may not be the cheapest brand.
But in my experience, It’s usually worth paying a little extra for the quality they offer.
Gellen sells a lot of good stuff for doing your own acrylic nails.
It’s an affordable brand that i’d say is a good choice for beginners.
They have dip powders, polygel products, builder gels, and gel nail polish.
They also have tips, glue, primer, dehydrator, lamps, and brushes.
Their dip powder nail kit is pretty popular.
I tried it and was pretty happy with it.
It comes with everything you need and is easy to use.
This brand has a lot of mixed reviews.
But I think a lot of the bad reviews are from people who didn’t follow the instructions well enough.
When I tried out their polygel it went on well and I didn’t have any problems.
They don’t have their own website and seem to be available mostly online through Amazon etc.
You may have heard of Kiara Sky.
It’s one of the better-known, high-end acrylic nail brands.
The 2 things I personally like most about them are that the products are cruelty-free and made in the USA.
They are actually the sister company of the first brand on this list, Glam, and Glits.
Kiara sky is a California-based company that is available globally.
They sell everything you might need to get started with acrylic nails.
They have their own powders, monomer, brushes, drills, nail art accessories, and more.
Kiara sky has a great reputation and beautiful colors.
You really can’t go wrong with their easy-to-apply, high-quality products.
CND has been going since 1979.
It’s a brand aimed more toward nail techs and professionals.
Many salons use CND nail products and clients seem to love them!
They do a full liquid and powder system that in my experience has everything you could possibly need.
They sell professional-grade sculpting liquids and powders. And also tips, forms, brushes, adhesives, and kits.
One thing I would say is that if you’re a beginner – CND products and kits can be a little confusing and/or intimidating.
You also need to sign up as a professional (on the website) to get access to some of the products.
Even on Amazon – you need a business account and beauty license to buy some of their stuff.
NSI is a US-based company that sells top-notch nail supplies to the beauty industry.
They are aimed at professionals.
As you might expect, NSI products are of excellent quality.
They are also reasonably priced to allow nail techs to make a decent profit.
They sell absolutely everything for acrylic nails including:
- bonding agents
- brush cleaner
- tips in various shapes
- monomer (which they call “attraction nail liquid”)
- Application brushes
- Dappen dishes
- Top coat
- Nail art brushes
- Cuticle oil
You might think that Nsi nail products are hard to get hold of.
But actually, NSI professional products are NOT as hard to get hold of as some other professional brands.
Like CND for example.
You can get some NSI products – like the attraction nail liquid (fantastic product btw) and the acrylic powders – on Amazon.
The “attraction nail liquid” is great.
I find that if I do need to mix brands, this monomer works the best.
I don’t usually recommend mixing brands.
But this monomer works well with Mia Secret and a few cheaper powders I’ve tried.
If you are an intermediate or professional – I’d highly recommend checking out NSI.
In my experience the application is smooth and the adhesion is fantastic.
Also, the colors are highly pigmented and bright.
Harmony Prohesion is the professional wing of the Gelish brand.
They are a California-based company.
They sell professional-grade sculpting powders, monomer, kits and accessories.
Their sculpting powders are extremely good, I found that they were easy to apply and very durable.
Many salons use Harmony Prohesion. Because they are great quality, long-lasting, and cruelty-free.
Some of their products, like the “Elegant Pink Sculpting Powder”. And the matching “Nail Sculpting Liquid” are available on Amazon without a business account!
Entity is another brand aimed towards professional nail artists.
They sell a liquid and powder acrylic system.
There are 2 monomers to choose from (Signature and Success).
They also have 7 different powders in white, clear, and 5 tones of pink to match any client.
You can get some of their acrylic nail products on Amazon.
But since most professionals buy in bulk, they can be a little pricey.
Ugly Duckling is a Canadian nail brand.
They make products purely for professional nail technicians.
Many Ugly Duckling products are cruelty-free and some are odorless!
They even have vegan-friendly and 10-free nail products too.
UD has a huge range of professional-grade products for acrylic nails including:
- Prep and primer (10 free and vegan-friendly)
- Colored and clear powders
- Starter kits
- Acrygel (an acrylic/gel hybrid)
- Base and top coats
- E-files and bits
As someone who does my nails a lot, I really appreciate that the monomer doesn’t have a super strong smell.
Naio nails offer all the supplies you might need for any kind of nails.
They are based in the UK, (but ship worldwide) and have vegan and cruelty-free products.
They mostly supply professionals, but they are also available to the public.
If you happen to be in the UK, delivery is free.
I have tried a few products from this brand.
In my experience, Naio nails powders pick up well, glide on smoothly, and are easy to control.
They are very nice to work with, but not available on Amazon so you have to order directly from their site.
Tammy Taylor has been going since 1983.
This brand has everything you’d expect, from premium files and brushes to salon safety gear.
Their “sculpt” range is an acrylic gel hybrid. So may take some getting used to if you’re more familiar with acrylic-only powders.
One Tammy Taylor product that I really love is this acrylic sealer topcoat that air dries in 30 seconds.
You can’t order all the Tammy Taylor products from the website unless you are a professional nail tech.
But you can get them on Amazon – yay!
Nail salons use brands of acrylic like CND, NSI, Harmony Prohesion, Entity, Ugly Duckling Naio Nails, and Tammy Taylor.
These are brands that have products that are specially geared toward professionals.
It is often difficult to get hold of professional grade products like these.
Unless you have a beauty license.
However, many professional nail technicians also use high street brands.
The most popular brands with nail techs are Mia Secret, Kiara Sky and Modelones.
The best (non-professional) brand acrylic powders are Young Nails, Mia Secret, Modelones and Kiara Sky.
You can, but I don’t recommend it.
As a general rule, you should always use a monomer liquid and an acrylic powder from the same brand.
This is because scientists and brainy types put a lot of work into creating chemical formulas that work together.
So what happens if you mix your acrylic powder with a monomer from another brand?
Well. Lifting, breakages, discoloration and allergic reactions are all more likely.
You don’t have to use the same brand of monomer and acrylic powder.
But it’s always a good idea to be loyal to the same brand.
Mixing brands means you’re more likely to have problems with your acrylic nails.
For example, You could end up with brittle nails that break easily.
Or yellow nails. Or nails that won’t set.
You could even have an allergic reaction.
If you want the best results for your dip powder nails, it’s always better to stick to one brand of nail dip powder.
You should also use a liquid monomer in the same brand as the acrylic dip powder you’re using.
This is because the chemicals in the monomer and powder of the same brand are designed to work well together.
You may still be able to get good results by mixing powders from different brands.
But you are increasing the risk of ruining your nails because of a bad mix.
Mixing powders from the same brand as your monomer is totally fine.
That’s all. I hope you enjoyed learning about the best acrylic nail brands.