In the salon, I offer several artificial nail enhancements. The two most popular enhancements are Hard Gel and Acrylic. Both offer structure and strength but are different in many ways. Let’s explore these two enhancements and you be the judge.
Hard Gel is an artificial nail enhancement like acrylic, except it is cured with a UV/LED light. It is applied to natural or artificial nails to give them strength and structure. You can also sculpt with gel to do extensions just as you would with acrylic using a nail form.
Acrylic is a mixture of powder and a liquid that can be applied to both natural and artificial nails. When the powder (polymer) and the liquid (monomer) come together acrylic is formed.
As you have read, both enhancements have their pros and cons. As your nail technician, it is my job to help you decide what is best for your nails. Either enhancement can be designed as simple or extreme as your imagination will allow.
Until next time, whatever you do BE BIG IN IT!