Gel manicures are arguably one of the most exciting beauty innovations of the year – a manicure that lasts for 2 solid weeks without chipping and doesn’t require any dry time seems downright miraculous. The technology is even popping up in do-it-yourself versions – at-home gel mani kits are one of the reasons the nail care sector is having double digit growth. Gel nails may look more natural and glossy than other types of cosmetic nails. The curing time is faster than acrylics and gel nail mixtures lack the fumes associated with acrylic nails – they are considered a safer, more eco-friendly option.
Nowadays almost every nail tech offers gel manicures as part of their service menu. And our service will bring you perfect gel nails, help you experience a lot of beauty values. Although techniques may vary, there are still some basic steps we need to follow in order to give a good gel service that won’t lift or peel prematurely.
Here are the step-by-step process to help you get our best Gel Manicure:
Step 1: File, shape and buff your nails.
Step 2: Apply a cuticle remover around the base of your nails. Use a cuticle stick to push back any skin off of your nail plate. Then use a cuticle trimmer to cut dead skin around cuticle. Remove any remaining oil or debris from your nail with a cotton ball that’s been dipped in acetone.
Step 3: Apply a very thin layer of your basecoat to your nails. In this step, you will not have the gel on your fingers. Cure your base coat underneath the UV light for 45 seconds.
Step 4: Once your base layer has cured completely, apply one coat of gel color. We use gel color to paint over the edge tip of your nail. This will keep the gel from curling back off your nail. Cure each layer under a UV lamp for 45 seconds.
Step 5: Apply the top gel coat to your nails. Then cure the gel polish under a UV light for 45 seconds.
Step 6: Remove the tacky layer. Simply take a cotton ball dipped in isopropyl alcohol and wipe over the tacky. We will finish off the gel manicure by rubbing a cuticle oil onto the skin around the base of your nail.