By Hailey J
Getting Gel Nails is the perfect way to dress up your hands. Whether you work with your hands each day where everyone can see them, have a special occasion coming up, or you just want to pamper yourself. Your hands are an extension of yourself and your style and for many women it is necessary to make sure that their nails are in top condition. You will want to explore the options that gel nails can give you before you make any decisions or head to the salon for your appointment.
Gel nail can be light cured or no-light gels. The difference between the two types of nail applications is essentially the light used in setting the gel to your nails. Light cured gel nails are typically the more popular style and are commonly used in a number of salons today. The gel is premixed and once applied to the nail you must sit your hands under an ultraviolet light in order for the gel to set properly.
Those who wish to obtain no-light gel nails will have the gel applied to their nails and a specialized gel activator can be brushed or sprayed over the gel nail in order to set them. Some estheticians even use plain water for setting gel nails. If you have any questions about the type or application, be sure to ask your esthetician beforehand.
There are many positive aspects of getting gel nails over acrylic or other types of nails when looking at different procedures. As it tend to look more glossy and natural than other styles of applications and do not require a great deal of time to cure.
The gel mixture is practically odorless and there can be less filling time required as opposed to acrylic nails. Some negative aspects may not be important to you and will depend on what your procedure for daily nail care is.
Nail applications are typically harder to do at home yourself and should be done by a professional to be properly completed. The gel cannot be soaked off your nail and must be filed off if you wish to remove them. Depending on your daily routine, it may not last as long as other types of nails such as acrylic so you will want to ask your esthetician which one is best for you.
Once you receive your new gel nails, you can treat yourself to some nail art or accessories if you wish. Painted designs, stickers and even fancy polish are great ways to add a personal touch to your new gel nails. Ask your stylist if they specialize in any nail art design or what they offer for special nail treatments when you are at your next nail appointment.
Coordinating colors for an upcoming big day can be the finishing touch for your nails with that perfect dress, or a simple painted design on one of your nails can give you the personal edge you are looking for.