Difference between gel and acrylic nails


There are some differences between the two, we go over them below:

Acrylic Nail Pros

  • Acrylic nails are easier to fix if broken. Home repairs are quite simple, but this should be less of a problem if applying Trendy Nail Wraps as they protect from breaks.
  • Removing acrylic nails is easy if done by a professional. Soaking then filing will give a clean result.
  • If applied correctly and with proper care, they are very strong. They can last a long time. We have seen applications with Metallic Nails lasting over 6 weeks!

Gel Nail Pros

  • Gel nails tend to have a glossier finish and look more natural than other types.
  • The curing/drying time for gel nails is quicker if used with a light, as fast as 2 minutes
  • Gel nails don’t produce an odor
  • There is less filing and shaping required during application

Acrylic Nail Cons

  • They can damage your real nails (Click this to see mixture article)
  • The result can be less natural looking
  • Sometimes they can be difficult to grow out

Gel Nail Cons

  • They are less durable and don’t last as long as acrylic, even though they last longer
  • Gel nails are harder to do at home
  • They are much harder to fix if they break. Gel nails tend to shatter over a clean break which makes it almost impossible to fix at home. Again, this shouldn’t happen as often if using with Metallic Nails products.
  • Gel nails are more difficult to remove. They almost always need to be filed completely off.

Above are just a few things to consider when choosing an artificial nail. There are so many variables when it comes to these two options for new stylish nails that its best to consult with your trusted nail technician for the best results. It really depends on the look you are going for.

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