Before we get to the benefits of gel nails, here is some background information.
Gel nails have been in the nail industry for many years now in different forms, there are many brands and they can come in different forms from pots to polishes and like any other products the packaging, the quality and the prices vary massively.
I trained with OPI in Gel Polishes over 3 years ago, simply because OPI is a brand I have used since my mum let me steal hers when I was a kid, they have always delivered results, been industry leaders and they are recognised as a prestigious brand. Since doing my gel nail training I haven’t looked back, whilst I occasionally do a natural manicure this is by far my most popular treatment.
So today I thought I would take ten minutes with a cuppa to run through the benefits of gel nails…
10 Benefits of Gel Nails.
1. Gel Nails are applied to natural nail.
No drills, no tip, whilst cured under a lamp there is no ‘false’ part of the nail. It also feels more natural and is less rigid on the nail.
2. Gel Nails don’t damage your natural nail.
When removed properly by soaking or in professional wraps there is no risk of damage to the natural nail.
3. They are Super Shiny!
4. Gel Nails last 2-3 weeks.
Depending how you care for them and the daily work you carry out, gel nails can last up to 21 days!
5. They only take 25-45 minutes.
Like done, dry and out the door, you can even book it into a lunch break (if you have a fab mobile therapist like me!)
6. It protects your natural nails.
Perfect to protect from day to day damage, splitting and breakage.
7. It helps your natural nails grow.
Because it’s prevent day to day damage its stops them breaking and getting shorter meaning over time with repeat treatment and maintenance they grow.
8. No stress of trying to paint your own nails.
You know like the stress of smudging or the painting of the ‘other’ hand – yeah none of that!
9. You feel confident.
A gel manicure makes your hands look nice, you feel confident, others compliment and you smile lots.
10. It’s affordable.
When maintained and look after they last, you save on time, on nail polishes and all the extras and again if you have a nice therapist like me you can even block book to save you more money!