Wipe with acetone-based remover before you polish
One major trick to keeping a manicure intact is to strip the nail of as much oil prior to applying polish. Keep away from lotion or oil-based moisturizer just before polishing as well. Try these 14 tips for healthy nails.
Bring your own polish to the salon
“Taking your own polish is definitely a good idea, especially when going to a regular neighborhood salon,” says Mabelyn Martin, a nail artist at Paintbox Nail Studio in New York City. “Lots of those salons use thinner, which makes polish chip quicker.”