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  • Writer's pictureJuliah Miller


Nail art is a great way to embrace the season and express your personal creativity. There are so many different ways to get styles and looks you love, especially when it comes to the next great holiday. And if you’re on the search for fun and exciting holiday nail art, there’s no holiday better than Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving <3 <3 Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. And a good manicure unlocks your hidden beauty! Come by our salon and make your dream nails come true!

The single most important thing you need to do to maintain a healthy, attractive manicure is maintenance. Your nails need to be filled every two weeks! If you don’t have time for upkeep, it may be wise to take a short break from acrylics. Otherwise, make sure you’re putting in the time to maintain your mani.

Caring for acrylics requires a shift in habits, to protect your hands from excessive moisture or damage. With the help of a skilled nail tech, you can make gorgeous acrylics a regular part of your lifestyle.

Acrylics are very popular at the nail salon, but you can emulate this sleek style at home. Tansy Breshears, a licensed cosmetologist and nail artist, noted that the biggest benefit of acrylic nails is durability. “Acrylic is so, so strong. It lets you…manage whatever’s going on with less worry of cracks, breaks, and lifting because it’s so resilient.”

On the downside, acrylics can look unnatural if applied incorrectly. These nails are also very difficult to remove without damaging the nail bed, which means you have to refill every few weeks or suffer the growing out period of your damaged natural nails after removal. Some workplaces also don’t allow acrylic nails due to the hygiene hazard of long nails, which can trap dirt and debris. Acrylics also emit a very strong smell during the application process because of the chemicals involved. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation!

Gel nails have a more natural look with a glossy finish. Unlike acrylics, if the nails are primed correctly, there is no damage to the nail bed. Gel nails cure faster than acrylic nails since they are cured under UV light. Gel nails are also more flexible than acrylic nails. There is no odor, and gel nails can easily be removed with no damage to the nail bed by soaking in acetone.

Gel nails also have a downside. Because UV light is involved, there is a concern that this exposure to UV light could increase your risk of skin cancer. Breshears noted that gel is not as strong as acrylic, and gel nails are sometimes prone to peeling. “Neither of those materials can take the beating that acrylic enhancements can,” Breshears says.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which nail type is for you, based on your lifestyle, budget and personal taste. Since acrylic and gel nails both have their own set of benefits and weaknesses, giving each one a trial run might help you make your decision.

Nail salon 28403 - Nails Art Designs Wilmington : It’s clear that this manicure is here to make a statement at the dinner table during the holiday season.

Add : 412 College Rd #51, Wilmington, NC 28403, United States

Phone : (910) 397-0503


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