Shellac/Gel

Shellac/Gel

If you are looking for a manicure that lasts longer than traditional polish, but you aren’t wanting to commit to acrylic nails, a shellac or gel manicure could be just the thing! Shellac and gel nails both provide a finished manicure that lasts between ten to fourteen days. These services both offer the durability that traditional polish does not provide. However, they also offer a more natural look and feel that is not possible with an acrylic nail service.

Shellac Nail Manicure vs. Gel Manicure

Although shellac nails and gel nails are similar in many ways, they do have a few differences. These factors will play a large role in deciding which type of nail service is best for your situation.

Longevity of Manicure

Both shellac and gel manicures last between 10 to 14 days, although, with proper care, gel nails can last up to three weeks. Because of the nature of shellac nails, they are more prone to chipping than gel nails are. Both of these manicure options are much more durable than traditional nail polish. However, they still provide you with the flexibility to change your manicure more often than you would be able to with acrylic nails.

Manicure Process

The primary difference between shellac nails and gel nails is the process and polish used to complete the service. During a gel nail service, a liquid gel is used to polish the nails. This liquid gel is hardened using a UV light. The finished result is a hard, glossy look. A shellac nail service is a bit different. During a shellac nail service, your nail technician will use both gel polish and traditional polish. Shellac nails are typically thinner which provides a look that is more natural than gel nails.

Nail Polish Options

Shellac manicures are limited to a smaller range of colors due to the nature of the product. However, there are still plenty of options in both vibrant and natural ranges. Gel nails, on the other hand, offer a much wider variety of colors. This provides you with great potential for creativity when it comes to the finished look of your manicure.

Both shellac and gel nail manicures are excellent ways to achieve a durable and finished look. In addition to the long-lasting effects of both shellac and gel manicures, these services also eliminate the need for drying time.

A gel nail or shellac manicure is the perfect accessory to any outfit. In addition to this, the durability provided by either of these services makes them the perfect option for both special events and everyday wear.

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