There are two current types of gel nails: light cured and no-light gels.
A gel nail is typically a pre-mixed polymer and monomer gel that is first applied to the nails and then cured under ultra-violet lights. Light cured are still more common, but the advantage to no-light gel nails is less time waiting in the light.
No-light gel nails are cured with a special gel activator that is brushed or sprayed onto the nail. Some are cured by being dipped in plain water.
Gel nails are thin, clear and flexible. Since they are so versatile, they can be used for natural nail overlays, tip overlays or they can be sculpted on forms.
Gel nails combine a natural look and feel with convenience and durability.
If you want to grow out your natural nails, gel nails can become a base coat that protects and strengthens your own nails.
Maintenance is necessary but gel nails never need to be removed. Another benefit is that they feel natural because they are so lightweight and flexible.
Instead of feeling “fake” the feel like your own real nails.
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