# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Cosmetology II (2-year Program) Task 2079223957

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate removal of artificial nails.


Demonstration should include the following steps:

  • Wash and sanitize hands.
  • Soak nails in an approved solvent (e.g., acetone) specified by the manufacturer.
  • Use orangewood stick, and gently push off softened acrylic nail.
  • Repeat until all acrylic has been removed.
  • Do not remove acrylic with nippers as this will damage the nail plate.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How long should you soak nails in acetone?
  • Why is the orangewood stick used to push off acrylic?
  • What type of follow-up care/instructions is the client given?