Types of Artificial Nails for Your Next Manicure
Getting a manicure is great because it makes your hands look clean, pretty and professional. While getting a manicure, you can choose to keep your natural nails as they are or get artificial nails added to enhance the appearance of your fingers. Artificial nails can make a huge difference in making your manicure more attractive especially if you have short and damaged nails. When choosing the kind of artificial nails to get, remember to discuss your nail issues with the nail technician, preferably at Nirvelli Day Spa, so they can recommend something that would suit you well.
Have you ever noticed a nail technician mixing a liquid with a powder and molding it with a brush onto the nail surface? This is the process of forming an acrylic nail. The acrylic nail mixture covers the entire nail surface although in some case the nail technician can add tips only. The mixture of the powder and liquid hardens when exposed to air so the nail technician has to work fast and carefully to get the right shape before it dries out. Acrylics are easy to maintain since they grow with the nails. The acrylic can be filled in every three weeks as the nail grows. The acrylic can also be removed easily by soaking the nail in polish remover for a couple of minutes.
The gel used to make gel nails come in similar consistency to regular nail polish. The gel polish is brushed onto the nails and nail appliqués. With each coat of gel polish, the nails will need to be exposed to Ultraviolet light to harden the product. There is concern over the repeated exposure to UV light, which has been linked to increasing skin cancer risk. Professional nail technicians will always keep the amount of time of UV exposure on the minimum. Gel nails hold their color longer without chipping. They also grow out with the nail and need to be filled every two to three weeks. Gel nail polish is removed by soaking in nail polish remover too.
Silk nails are a type of fabric wrap that is glued into place. Silk nails are great for weakened or cracked nails. The wraps are not always made of silk; some are made of linen, paper or even fiberglass. The nail technician fits the material on the nail shape and brushes the glue on it. Silk nails are temporary and adhesive often loosens in two to three weeks.
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