Nail Trends: Acrylic Nails vs. Gel NailsToday, women have many options when they walk into a hair beauty salon to get thei...
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Nail Trends Acrylic Nails Vs Gel Nails

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. Nail Trends: Acrylic Nails vs. Gel NailsToday, women have many options when they walk into a hair beauty salon to get theirnails done. False nails have become a popular trend as many women are not able togrow out their own natural nails to a suitable length. If you prefer the look of false nails,you will have the option of acrylic nails or gel nails. Each have their own advantages andboth can look great if performed by a skilled hair beauty salon nail technician. Before youmake your decision, there are a few things that you should know.About Acrylic NailsAcrylic nails have maintained a favorable false nailoption in the beauty industry for many years. They aregenerally applied to the natural nail using a liquidmonomer and powder polymer to form a solid,protective layer on the natural nail. Acrylic nails willonly harden when they are exposed to air. When theydo harden, it leaves the perfect surface for applying nailart and polish.About Gel NailsMany people have turned to gel nails as they provide the same stability as acrylic nailswhile appearing more natural. Gel nails have several differences to acrylic nails. Theyonly harden when exposed to UV light for two to three minutes in order for the nails tocure. Gel nails are similar to polish, as there is a base coat, polish coat, and top coat.Acrylic vs. Gel: Which is Better?In general, acrylic nails and gel nails have similar results. Both can lengthen short nailsand make the fingers appear more feminine and slender. Acrylic nails can typically befixed at home, but gel nails are not an easy home fix as they require a UV light. Theremoval process of acrylic nails is simple as the nails are soaked rather than filed off. Gelnails typically have to be filed off and do not last as long as acrylic nails.Gels nails do, however, appear more natural and glossy than other types of false nails.The curing time of gel nails is generally faster and they are considered a safe and moreearth-friendly option. Acrylic nails can cause damage to the nail bed, especially if appliedincorrectly. The application process only contains harsh chemicals which can beunhealthy if inhaled.Many people prefer soak-off gel nails as they are the best of both worlds. They can besoaked off, do not require filing, and cause no damage to the nail beds. If you can’tdecide between acrylic nails and gel nails, opt for a soak-off gel variety. Nails

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