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What is Gel Polish?
Gel polish is applied like nail polish, but then light cured under either a UV or LED light. The gel polish acts as an overlay on the nail which can last anywhere from 2-4 weeks. The result is high shine nails with no chipping, peeling, or cracking. Recommended for busy clients who are on-the-go and don’t have time for regular nail polish touch-ups. Gel polish is also great for vacations, parties, weddings, etc. because of it’s long-lasting and worry-free color.
How long does Gel Polish last?
Does Gel Polish ruin your natural nails?
With proper application and removal, Gel Polish should not harm your natural nails. White patches on the nails can be common; but this is due to dryness, and can be avoided with daily application of cuticle oil.
Can I remove Gel Polish myself?
Professional removal is the best to ensure no damage is done to the nail.
What’s the difference between the Hard Gel Full Set and the Gel Manicure?
What’s the difference between Hard Gel and Acrylic?
Hard gel is often considered to be a healthier and more eco-friendly alternative to acrylics. Gel is only hardened/cured when exposed to LED or UV light. Gel nails look and feel more natural because they’re slightly more flexible than acrylics. They’re generally recommended for clients who often have their hands submerged in water, work with chemicals (such as acetone), or who enjoy changing their nail polish colour frequently.
Acrylic consists of a powder and liquid which are combined to create the added nail length. Acrylic nails are known for their strength and durability, but tend to feel less natural since they’re more rigid compared to hard gels. Acrylics are not recommended for clients who are frequently submerging their hands in water or chemicals. Doing so frequently could cause the acrylic to break down and lift which could lead to trapped bacteria between the nail and the acrylic.
How can I prepare for my waxing appointment?
Will my hair grow back thicker?
How often should I book my wax appointments?
Clients typically booking their waxing appointments in 4 week intervals. Please keep in mind that 3 weeks of outgrowth before your appointment is recommended for maximum hair removal.
Should I be avoiding anything after my waxing appointment?
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup, also known as Micro Pigmentation and Cosmetic Tattoo is a cosmetic technique which implants pigments into the skin to create lasting results. Common permanent makeup procedures include Permanent Eyebrows (Ombré Powder Brows, Microblading, & Combination Brows), Eyeliner, and Lip Blush.
Who is permanent makeup recommended for?
People who don’t want/have the time to spend applying makeup
People who enjoy sports, swimming and the beach
Those suffering alopecia and hair loss from medical treatment
Those who suffer poor vision and may have trouble applying makeup
Those who are always in a rush and feel that applying makeup is a luxury they just don’t have time for!
How long does permanent makeup last?
The fading process varies from client to client depending on the procedure, body chemistry, and lifestyle. Typically, light colors tend to fade faster than darker colors. Post procedure touch-up appointments are highly recommended in order to retain the initial color and appearance of the application.