1. Basic Manicure
A basic manicure is your standard manicure. The nail tech will start off by soaking your hands in warm soapy water to soothe and soften dead skin cells. Then, the nail tech will file and buff, clean the cuticle, and massage your hands with a hand cream. Painting the base coat, color, and top coat is next and then a cuticle oil is applied.
How long does it take? A basic manicure takes up to 30 minutes.
How long does it last? A basic manicure can last anywhere up to seven days.
How do you remove it? The polish can be removed with nail polish remover or acetone.
Does it damage the nail? No. A basic manicure can go a long way in helping to revive your nails, hydrating them and keeping good nail health in trimming your nails/cuticles regularly.
2. Gel Manicure
A gel manicure includes the same basic manicure process but with the addition of a gel polish cured under UV light twice, then the top coat is applied to cure the nail.
How long does it take? A one-color gel manicure takes up to 45 minutes.
How long does it last? A gel manicure can last anywhere between two to three weeks.
How do you remove it? Gel polish is removed with an acetone soak-off, but it’s best to return to the salon for take-off.
Does it damage the nail? A gel manicure should not affect the nail health if done and removed by a professional technician. A client risks damaging their nails when they peel, chip or lift the gel polish, as they are removing it improperly.
3. Acrylic Overlay
An acrylic overlay is the combination of a liquid monomer and powder polymer that creates a hard protective layer over your natural nail.
How long does it take? An acrylic overlay manicure can take up to an hour and 30 minutes.
How is it done? Acrylic manicure has the same steps as a gel manicure but with the use of liquid monomer and powder polymer to build over the natural nail and is then coated with polish or cured with a UV light should the client get a gel manicure on top.
How long does it last? An acrylic overlay can last up to 2-3 weeks.
How do you remove it? An acrylic overlay is soaked off with acetone.
Does it damage the nail? If its done and removed by a professional technician, no.
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