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Gel Nails Vs Shellac Nails

Gel Nails Vs Shellac Nails, Montreal Manicure

Gel Nails Vs Shellac Nails, Montreal Manicure

Gel nail polish has earned its place as a long-wearing solution. If applied properly, it can stay chip-free for 14 days!

But with so many new nail trends emerging, it can be hard to stay current. Shellac nails have become an increasingly popular option among many individuals; but is this more beneficial than regular gel manicures?

1. Durability

If your client desires long-lasting, chip-proof manicures, gel and shellac nails may both be great choices – each has their own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Gel nail enhancements, which are cured under LED lights, do not require base coat or traditional polish application for faster service and less damaging effects on natural nails, according to Dunne.

Shellac, on the other hand, is a hybrid nail polish that contains traditional polish and is cured using UV lamps. According to Seney, this combination makes shellac thinner and lighter than gel – more prone to chipping due to this lack of weight – yet less prone to damage when professionally removed by qualified nail technicians. Both types are safe for natural nails when applied and removed by qualified professionals while offering more color choices than regular polish.

2. Appearance

Although both products share many of the same applications, Shellac and gel polishes differ considerably in appearance and application. Gel offers more natural-looking nails while Shellac is a hybrid between traditional nail polishes and gels that requires special lighting to cure and boasts a stronger scent than its counterpart.

Shellac nails may be more susceptible to chipping than gel polish; however, with proper care and maintenance they can last up to 14 days. To keep your Shellac manicure looking its best and extend its longevity she suggests using CND Solaroil’s nourishing cuticle oil that contains jojoba oil and vitamin E for flexibility, smoothness, and healthiness of nails.

Shellac and color gel nails can both be damaging if removed incorrectly, with Shellac often being more detrimental. To reduce damage from improper removal of Shellac manicures at home, she suggests getting one professionally applied at a salon so as to not remove layers of natural nails that might leave them weak and brittle over time.

3. Cost

Shellac nail polish from CND was developed over years of intensive research. They took great pains in creating a formula to prevent dulling and chipping of regular polish, and by taking advantage of gel’s no-chip properties and color options combined them together with traditional polish for strong, beautiful nails that last.

Although it can be tempting to remove Shellac on your own, professional removal by a nail technician is always advised as this could damage the nail plate by stripping away layers of keratin that support its structure.

Shellac manicures will typically set you back $25-$45 at most salons, providing the perfect way to pamper and indulge without breaking the bank. Be sure to remember to care for your nails between treatments, soaking and filing them properly so as to prevent damage or chips in between treatments! Here are some tips for maintaining Shellac nails properly: -Apply cuticle oil regularly after every application of polish; this will hydrate cuticle tissue while strengthening it against breakage.

4. Removal

Shellac requires less intensive removal than Gel nail polish due to a unique cuticle oil designed to promote healthy nails after removal, helping ensure they won’t become dry and flaky after being stripped away.

CND Shellac polish can be removed quickly (about 15 minutes) without using harsh removal techniques that could potentially harm natural nails, making removal much faster than traditional gel nail polish removal options. For best results, it should be professionally removed by an experienced nail technician.

If you’re in the market for a manicure and are deciding between Gel or Shellac manicures, take the time to discuss it with local nail salon specialists. They will be able to advise on which is the better fit based on your individual needs – they may even offer free trials or discounted initial services!

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