When ever you’ve gotten a french manicure, did it last you two weeks long? Or, did it chip in two days?
How about reds, or dark colors, did they stay on for you? Well if these maniucres lasted, good for you!! The probability or the unlikelyhood of a two week manicure is pretty much a sure thing. Unless…… You have been introduced to a new technology in the field of nail beauty. There is a process called gel nails, Opi gel for natural nails, and another one from CND called Shellac nails. The first process- Gel nails go over acrylics, tips, and so on. They deal with very fanciful creative designs to build up the nail.The other two procedures are used on a natural nail, and they really do last up to two weeks!
The opi gel procedure is used just like a regular gel nail. It is applied with a seperate brush, and dipped into wells of a base coat, then a color (twice if needed) and then a sealer. All go under a lamp for curing, and the process can take up to about an hour.
The biggest difference between the Opi nail system and the CND nail system, is that even though they both appear to be plastic coating over the nail, the Opi is thicker,and harder to remove, while the CND product is a hybrid of the plastic coating and a nail polish. It even brushes on the nail straight from the bottle like a regular nail polish. OPI has many colors to choose from, while CND is still working off of their 12 colors (soon to be launching another collection).
A regular manicure can not be done with this new gel procedure, because you can not get any oil on the nail beds, therefore the creams and oils are applied after the nails are cured.
Costs may vary from place to place, and talent is important, but not the only thing that one needs to do this process. It’s patience. You must have it, and the technician must have it as well. If the nail technician only has one small lamp, you could be there longer than necessary. So when calling for an appointment ask some questions before you go.
How many technicians do you have? What products do you use? Are your products exactly what the company issued for your curing lamps? How long does the technician need to do this? What if I have other products on my nails? Will you need more time? These questions will give you a better idea about how much time you’ll need to get this done. Ask the cost, and whether there’s a charge for removal too.
By the way these services can also be done on the toes too!
It really looks amazing when finished, and you have NO dry time! NONE! You are done and ready to dig your keys out of your purse. If you would like some more information on where to get these treatments done, please email me at [email protected] Happy nail hunting!!!