Everything You Need to Know About Getting Our Polish Service
Your nails are shaped, cuticles will be pushed back, buffed, and then gel polish of your choice is applied and cured under a LED lamp. Gel polish is a hybrid nail polish and gel combination. It applies like nail polish; the curing process dries each layer and helps keep your color lasting 10-21 days with no chips or smudges. The gel polish soaks off in 10-15 minutes.
Gel polish, often referred to as a “no-chip” polish, is a type of soft gel that is cured in a UV/LED lamp, and is penetrable by acetone. Usually available as a bottle and brush combination, or in a small pot, the containers are opaque with either a small window to see the color or a color swatch. Gel polishes are also often referred to as Shellac manicures, which is only partially correct. Shellac is a brand of gel polish from the manufacturer CND, and like Kleenex, has become synonymous with all brands of gel polish.
- Liquid and Powder
- Hard and Soft Gels,
- Fiberglass/Resin Wraps
- Dip Systems
The most important thing to remember when receiving a gel polish manicure, is that it isn’t bulletproof. Care must be taken to maintain the integrity of the manicure. Do not file the free edge, pick or peel the polish, or use your nails like tools while you have a gel polish manicure (or ever.) Using cuticle oil is the best home care practice that one can do while wearing gel polish, or any enhancement, really. Cuticle oil penetrates in and under the polish to keep the nail moisturized, conditioned, and the gel polish flexible and well-attached to the nail.