Types of Manicures
Although there are various kinds of manicures available, we spoke with salon owners, nail technicians and one beauty writer who had experienced them all.
Basic manicures involve immersing hands in warm soapy water for several minutes before being given a basic manicure by a nail technician. Once this step has been completed, they’ll trim, shape, buff and color your nails according to your choice – offering plenty of colors to complement any style or personality! Additionally, basic manicures tend to be less harsh on natural nails than other forms of manicures.
Polygel is non-damaging when applied and removed by trained nail technicians at reputable salons, lasting anywhere from several days up to three weeks before needing removal.
Polygel doesn’t need to be removed with nail polish remover; rather, your nail technician applies Vinylux on top of it as an application layer, which acts like a base coat and topcoat at once and helps extend its wear while helping prevent chips. Unfortunately though, its price might make other options more suitable.
The classic French manicure has long been a trend. A classic version features a nude or pink base with white tips painted onto each nail; these create the optical illusion that elongates nails and adds sophistication while remaining easy to maintain.
Nail technicians can add flair and color to classic French manicures with colorful polishes and nail art to add flair. Indulge in modern trends such as chocolate milk French manicures or ones featuring two-toned tips!
To achieve optimal results with a French manicure, your nails must first be free from dirt and oil before painting them. In addition, your nail technician should buff them until they look natural-looking before applying a clear top coat to keep the nails shiny while preventing smears; this will extend the lifespan of the manicure while regular touch ups with this top coat will help safeguard against chipping or peeling of your manicured fingers.
Silk Tip Manicure
This manicure type is quick and simple for a manicurist to apply, with results typically lasting for seven days without chips or thickening of nails after polishing. It is particularly suitable for those who don’t wish their nails to feel thick after polishing or those allergic to traditional acrylics.
This type of manicure utilizes nail extensions bonded with resin for extra strength and length, which you can add nail art or leave as-is for an attractive look. It is an ideal choice for anyone with damaged nails who wants to extend the length and strength of their natural nails.
Polygel manicures offer similar effects but without as much of the damage caused by traditional gel applications, and are removed with acetone instead of UV light curing. Polygel has proven more durable than hard gels, and removal requires minimal soaking time compared with hard gel manicures. They are an ideal choice for pregnant or nursing mothers as it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that could affect them directly.
Acrylic nails, commonly associated with nail art, consist of an acrylic powder and liquid mixture applied over natural nails to add length or create a thick base that allows you to use gel polish. They may be used to add length or thicken a base so that gel polish application is possible.
A French manicure requires more involvement than most manicures because of its intensive soaking procedure that may damage nails if done incorrectly (e.g. using too much water). Furthermore, for optimal results it’s wise to have an experienced nail technician remove acrylic nails, as improper removal could put pressure on them and leave permanent marks behind.
Though more costly than its alternatives, polygel nails are an excellent solution for anyone seeking long-lasting shine, strength, and extra length. Though regular touch ups will likely be required as your natural nails grow out and leave gaps that become susceptible to dirt and germs accumulating; you can have these gaps filled at your salon or at home using polygel.