If you love keeping your nails looking nice and painted but don't like the amount of time it takes to paint them to keep them looking nice, a gel manicure may be just what you need. Here are three advantages of getting a professional gel manicure at a salon like Divine Hair Design.
A Gel Manicure Lasts Forever
Well, okay, maybe not forever, but they do last a long time. Regular nail polish doesn't provide the rock-hard coat a gel manicure can. Chances are, your nails will grow out and become obvious before you need a new coat, but you can expect a gel manicure to last at least two or three weeks.
A Gel Manicure Looks Better
Because of the steps used in a gel manicure, it not only lasts forever, but it looks good. It is very hard to chip your nails when you have gel fingernail polish on. Your nails will look as good the day you take it off as the day you get it put on. This is because the gel nail polish manicure is applied in several coats.
The first coat is a coat of a clear substance that will help the colored polish bond to the nail. Then the nails are placed under a special LED blue light to cure the bonding coat. Next comes the first coat of nail polish, which is again followed by a minute under the curing lamp. This is followed by a second coat of nail polish and curing. After the second coat and curing, the sealing coat is put on. This is similar to a top coat. Once this coat has properly cured, the nails are wiped down with a liquid that removes any remaining tackiness. This curing hardens the nail polish, making it virtually indestructible.
A professional gel manicure also looks better because someone else is doing the painting. It's not easy to paint one's own nails, especially if you have arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or are left-handed, which can lessen manual dexterity. Additionally, a manicure is done before the nails are painted. Most people don't take the time to properly file each nail and push back and trim the cuticles.
A Gel Manicure Takes Less Time
Even with the multiple steps and the curing time in between each coat as well as the manicure itself, it still takes less time than doing it all yourself. Professional cosmeticians have everything all set up, and they do multiple manicures a day. They know the tricks of the trade to get it done quickly, efficiently, and professionally.