We are going to provide you a guide on Gel and Acrylic nails, which can be helpful for both client and nail professionals. With this guide, a client can easily choose the best one nail art, and a learner nail tech can also understand the basics of Acrylic and Gel nails. There is a lot of misconception in the market about the best artificial nail art to wear and use.
We have seen a lot of innovations in the nail industry as well. A lot of companies are coming with their new products (of course those all products we can’t say truly work).
Let’s get down to the basics and there are only two main types of artificial nail arts: Gel or acrylic nails.
We can say Gel nails are a part of acrylic, but a one-piece nail art that contains applying a comparatively inert liquid gel with a thick viscosity, which is then cured under a LED Lamp. Light and heat “stabilize” the nails so that they can be styled and shaped according to your requirement.
Gel nails, which they are most often referred to, may be more expensive than acrylic initially (but not always) but have other significant advantages. Their use does not involve any harsh chemicals or odors and does much less damage to the nail.
They are clearer, brighter, non-yellowing, and most people think gel nails are more natural than acrylic. Gel nails are also available in glitter and colors and can be applied for almost any type of nail art.
Gels are very popular all around the world, especially in Canada. More or less 80% of nail salons are offering this nail art. It is one of the hottest kinds of stuff there for nail technicians. Gel nails have benefits over their acrylic counterparts. It is flexible, lightweight, odorless, clear, and almost exclusively, it provides a more natural look. Acrylics can yellow with time, but gels will keep their color because they are not as sensitive to other substances in the environment. The gel can be used, whether a tip overlay or full overlay as desired. They can also be shaped and formed to make extensions. Similarly, they can be applied to shield the broken and damaged ends of a nail as it grows out.
Having gel applications can make nails attractive and more beautiful. Yet, it is not a simple thing to do. However, practice and proper knowledge can make the application much easier. However, it is always recommended if you want to apply gel nails, then must visit your nearest nail salon for a wonderful experience.
Acrylic nails consist of two compounds like polymer and monomer; this is the most common traditional acrylic. This nail polish comes in different shades and types and can be cured in a few minutes. Acetone, a strong chemical, is involved in the manufacturing of this product, and also it is used to remove the acrylic nails.
In addition to having strong odors, these chemicals can cause allergies, irritate the skin and the respiratory tract, especially for the technician who is exposed daily.
They can also be very harmful to your nails, drying out natural oils, which can cause damage and cracking. Fungal infection is possible if the nails are not correctly shaped, and water remains stuck under the nails.
It could be said that the level of the harm caused is directly related to the experience and skills of the nail technician, but no matter how qualified a manicurist is, at a certain point, damage may happen. Most persons who have worn these types of nails incessantly for long periods will admit that they must have given some time to allow their nails to get better.