Acrylic, you know what that is, the powder and liquid. The gel is a powder they apply to your own nail and wet it with gel to make your nail stronger. Silk is actually silk, cut to the length and width of your nail and applied with a liquid and buffed.. There are also solar nails, like the acrylic, but they use two different powders (pink and white) and they dont polish them, just buff with a cream....they can make all of them thin if that is what you want. I would try them to see which you favor more. Everyone's tastes are different.
Those rings mean they are drilling at your cuticle too deep at each fill in. You definitely should find someone else. They just look at you as another fill in and not trying to keep you. They would not be doing this if they were more professional and careful.What are the differences between the 3 types of fake nails: acrylic, gel, and silk?
Maybe it's not the fact they are acrylic.... but the technique of your nail tech! The people I currently go to now do very nice natural looking acrylic nails for me. find a different tech and see if they don't do better work.
gel is more natural definatly, i dont know the sciece behind, but thas silk is not whats up!