Gel Nails are becoming very popular in Malta. Although not as strong as Acrylic Nails, many are opting for Gel Nails because Gel Nails are truly natural looking: flexible, clear, thin, non-yellowing and nonporous as well.
There are two types of gel applications, gel polish and gel nails. Gel polish is a coloured polish which lasts longer than normal nail polish. On the other hand, Gel nails are nail enhancements to lengthen or strengthen your nails. Both gel types have to be cured under UV/LED light for somewhere between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.
Gel nails are softer and more flexible than other extensions .They can be used for natural nail overlays and tip overlays. They can be sculpted onto forms for short extensions and to help encapsulate a damage free-edge as the nail grows out.
The ultimate long-term goal with gels is for you to end up growing and wearing your own long, strong, beautiful, healthy nails under the gel; so that you are no longer wearing artificial nails. The gel will essentially become just a very strong, bonded base coat to protect your own nails from cracking, splitting, peeling or chipping.
Wouldn’t it be better to feel that you are simply wearing a nail enhancement, not “fake” nails? And the enhancement need never be removed, only maintained on a regular schedule!
Gels are totally compatible and complementary to other salon add-on services such as paraffin wax on hands to complete the total hand beauty regimen.
Shakira Nail Technician and Nail Artist Charlotte Borg enjoys more than 15 years experience in Nail Technology and has been laying Gel Nails ever since they surfaced in Australia.
At Shakira we offer full nail services including French manicures and pedicures, nail art designs and Acrylic Nails.