Nails Dublin Frequently Asked Questions

KiwiSun Nails Dublin FAQ

The below most ‘frequently asked questions’ (Nails FAQ), will help you learn more about our nail services. All note: we provide free parking for all our clients at the Carnegie Court Hotel, which is adjacent our nail and beauty bar – We simply have the best nails and beauty bar Swords, Dublin has to offer!


What are acrylic nails?

These are fake nails that cover over your natural nail. They are applied most commonly to extend your natural nails or strengthen them. Acrylic nails are available in a range of styles including white and glitter acrylic nails. 

How long do Acrylic nails take to apply at our salon?

The nails take between 30 minutes to an hour to apply.

How long do Acrylic nails last?

3-4 weeks


How are acrylic nails removed?

Acrylic nails are removed by soaking and do not need to be filed off for removal.


What are Acrylic refills?

Over time, an acrylic nail will grow out with your natural nail, leaving a space between your nail bed and the existing acrylic nail. An Acrylic refill is done by filing down the rough edge on the nail and filling in the gap. This is required every two to three weeks for nail care.

What is the price of Acrylic Nails?

Full Set – €45

What are gel nails?

Like ‘Acrylic Nails’, ‘Gel Nails’ cover your natural nail and are used to extend or strengthen your natural nail. They are applied under a UV light to strengthen the bond between your natural nail and gel nail.

How long do gel nails take to apply?

The average time for gel nails is one hour.

How long do gel nails last?

10-14 days or longer.

How are gel nails removed?

Gel nails need to be filed off for removal.

What are Gel Refills?

Like Acrylic nails, Gel nails also grow out with your natural nail and need filling in every 2-3 weeks.

What is the price of Gel nails?

Gel Nails Full Set – €45

What is the difference between gel and acrylic nails?

It can be hard to choose the best nails between these two because they both have their benefits.

Acrylic nails are much more robust, and stronger than gel nails. They are easier to remove or fix at home if you have a break. They also last far longer than gel nails.

Gel nails are more natural looking and glossy than acrylic nails. They are also more flexible. And unlike Acrylic nails, they are developed as soon as you leave the salon.

What is Gel polish?

Gel polish, sometimes known as ‘Shellac’, is a nail treatment used instead of regular nail polish. It is applied as a base coat of gel over the nail, and then the nails are dried for 2-3 minutes under a UV light. After, a colour is applied. Finally, a gel coat is put on top of the nail to finish it off. Gel polish gives the nail a glossy finish and added strength.

What is the price of Gel polish?

Gel polish hands – €25
Gel polish toes – €25
Gel polish hands and toes – €45

Where To Get Gel Nails

One of our experts is waiting to give you the best nails Dublin can give at our salon at 52 King Street Swords, Dublin – 018408558 – See more nails our >All of Our Nails Services<