Q: How long do nails last? A: It varies. The 2 week benchmark is the industry norm, after which the grow-out can be seen. You can rock your nails as long as you want, but we suggest every 2 weeks.
Q: What is the difference between Acrylic and Gel? A: In comparison to Acrylic, with Gel, the finished product is stronger, can be made thinner, and is more durable.
Q: What is the difference between shellac and gel polish? A: The two terms are used synonymously. We tend to refrain from calling gel polish shellac because of CND's brand gel polish 'Shellac'.
Q: What is the difference between Gel Nails and Gel Polish? A: Gel Nails is typically referring to a Gel Full set, which is artificial, whereas Gel Polish is referring to shellac or the gel resin polish that goes on natural nail.
Q: Can you take Gel Polish off at home? A: Yes you can. There are plenty of tutorials online with different techniques to show you how to do this. But our DIY version is: file the top coat off until no more gloss, cut up cotton rounds and foil, apply acetone based solvent, wrap, wait 5-10 minutes, and the gel polish should push right off.
Q: How long will a basic manicure or pedicure last? A :basic manicure or pedicure will last one to two weeks, depending on your lifestyle and the type of service you've had. If, for example, you work in the garden without gloves, your manicure probably won't last long. Artificial nail services, such as acrylics, tips, wraps and gels maintain their fresh appearance much longer as they are more durable.
Q: How often are artificial nail need to be maintained? A:Every two weeks your nail technician will fill in the area near the cuticle between where the natural nail has grown and where the artificial nail or tip is attached. This "fill" includes smoothing, re-sanitizing and re-applying the acrylic where it has naturally grown out.