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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GEL, SHELLAC AND CLASSIC MANICURE

Classic Manicure


What is it?


A classic manicure is the application of regular nail polish. During the treatment, your nails will be filed,buffed and shaped, with proper cuticle care as well.


A base coat will be applied first to ensure protection for your natural nail, then the colour and a top coat to lock the manicure in place. The treatment will be finished with some cuticle oil to keep your nails nourished and protected.


How long does it last?


Unfortunately, a classic manicure doesn’t hold the same lasting powers as the other two options. It often lasts up to a week before beginning to chip; however this can entirely depend on the health of your natural nails. If your nails are weak, the polish won’t stay put for as long.


Will it damage my nails?


No, a classic manicure poses no threat to your nail health and is a good option if you are in between treatments and trying to regain strength in your natural nails.



 

Gel Manicure


What is it?


Gelish polish came about in 2009, being the first bottled gel polish and being sold in 80 countries around the world. Gelish is a liquid gel formula, which requires either a UV or LED lamp to lock the polish in place. It tends to be a thicker consistency than other formulas.


How long does it last?


Gel polish can last for up to 2 weeks, making it more durable than a classic manicure. Also, gel polish won’t chip nearly as much as regular polish!


Will it damage my nails?


Fortunately not. There is no link between weak nails and gel polish. However, slight damage will only occur if you pick at your gel manicure, as this will strip off some of your natural nail leaving it weaker and thinner. We do recommend taking a break from gel manicures every 6 weeks to ensure your nails are in the best condition.



 

Shellac Manicure


What is it?


Shellac is a hybrid – half gel polish and half nail polish. It can be applied onto your natural nails, much like regular nail polish and cured via UV lamp, similar to gel polish. If regular polish takes too long to dry for your liking and gel is too much maintenance, shellac may be the right choice for you.


How long does it last?


Similar to gel manicure, shellac can last up to 2 weeks.


Will it damage my nails?


The formula itself shouldn’t cause any distress to the nails. However, if incorrectly removed, your nails can be damaged and begin to peel. It’s best to take a break every 6 weeks to help your natural nails regain their strength.


Nail salon North Kelowna - Pro Nails Spa near me Airport Village, Quail Ridge : we’ve compiled a list of all the differences for you about Gel, Shellac and Classic Manicure.


Pro Nails & Spa

Add : 1750 Pier Mac Way #302, Kelowna, BC V1V 3E7, Canada

Phone : (778) 753-3939

Service : https://pronailsspakelowna.com/service



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