Extensions is nothing but an artificial tips to add nails, they are particularly good for individuals who have very short, weak or bitten nails because they allow the nail to strengthen and grow below the layer of gel.
Gel nail extensions - They are made from the same gel that gel polish is made of, add length to your regular nails like a press-on, and are as strong and long-lasting as acrylics, but without the powder or the harsh chemicals.
Acrylic nail extensions - Acrylic nails involves the use of strong chemicals and formation of fumes.
Though cheaper, often lasts longer. Typically, they usually last longer than two weeks and may even last up to a month with proper maintenance. Unlike gel or dip nails, Acrylics are very rigid. They do not require any special curing process like gel nails
Created especially for the professional nail technician, combination of the best qualities of both liquid and powder acrylics and LED hard gels in a new patent-pending formula called Poly Gel. Poly Gel is a breakthrough nail enhancement that can
be applied as an overlay or used to sculpt a full set of nails.
Poly gel Nails – Poly gel can be applied as an overlay on
Your natural nails, or as a nail enhancement. It is still cured under a UV light, but it is a lot lighter than both gel and acrylic nails. It also has a much lighter fragrance, which is great for people that like the look of acrylics but can't stand the smell!
With acrylics, you'll want to return to the salon after 3-4 weeks for infill's (Infill's/refilling are a way of extending the life of false nails and involve the bottom of the acrylic being filed down until it's flush with the re growth creating a smooth surface) or removal whereas gels last around 2-3 weeks.
Nail extensions and overlays are a good way to add strength and length to your natural nails. If you have a tendency to bite your nails this can also be a solution; let’s be honest, acrylic doesn’t taste very nice!
Acrylics and Gels are fake nails placed over your natural ones. Both can be made to match the shape of the nail, or to extend it. So, when you want longer nails, you are asking for either Acrylic or Gel extensions. People also get Acrylics and Gels in order to have stronger nails (however, in the long term they actually weaken your natural nail).Of course Acrylics and Gels are very different products. Different ingredients, different application techniques, and different pros and cons.
Shellac is a blend of gel and nail polish. Because it is like a polish, it can’t be used to extend your nail. Because it is like a gel, however, it does add strength and durability. In the long term Shellac is much less damaging to nails than traditional Gels (or Acrylics).The main benefit is that it reduces chipping.
Many people confuse Gels with Shellac. This is because Shellac contains gel, so many consumers have mixed up their terminology, asking for a “gel manicure” when what they want is Shellac. So gel manicure is sort of a made up name for Shellac (people in the industry always use the term Shellac). Meanwhile, Shellac and Gels are not the same service. Just as the ingredients, procedures and results for Acrylics and Gels differ, the same is true about.