A gel manicure is a service that uses a gel-based polish and requires a UV or LED light to cure the polish and lock it onto your nails. Gel polish is more durable than regular polish. And while regular polish can chip as quickly as two to three days, gel stays chip-free for weeks. While gel manicures look just like your regular old mani, the added benefits are that they last longer and feel sturdier. Plus, the beauty of a gel manicure is that anyone can get one, whether your nails are super short or Kylie Jenner-long.
If you get normal manis on the reg or have a big spring break trip coming up that you want chip-free color for, gel is def worth the splurge. They only cost around $10 to $15 more than a regular one. But if it’s just for one night or you’re on a budget, you might want to opt for press-on nails or a regular manicure. The biggest pro of gel manis is how long they last. Gel manicures could last up to two weeks with proper nail prep and at-home care, such as cuticle oil and hand lotion. But if you’re really careful, they can last up to four weeks. If you have a bunch of events coming up back to back like prom, internship interviews, and family vacays, gels can be the perfect solution.
How much you’re going to pay for a gel mani really depends on where you live, but also what kind of look you want. Basic one-color gel manis start around $35 to $40, according to Duguay-Gordon. But if you want crazy celeb-level nail art, it could end up costing up to $100 or more — and that’s not including the 20% tip.
Not when they’re done correctly! Gel manicures are not bad for your nails when professionally done. It can be damaging though, without proper nail prep, application and removal. A common misconception is that gel manis damage your nails when in reality, the removal process is usually the most harmful.
Avoid picking the gel off yourself (we know it’s tempting), and if you’re getting your nails done at the salon, be sure your nail technician isn’t filing, buffing them down, or using a drill. Many people worry about getting gels because they fear their nails won’t be able to “breathe,” we assures that nails don’t breath, as they’re dead to begin with. The whole idea is a myth, but it is kind of cute to imagine your little nails with micro-nostrils.
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