In talking with various nail clients I see a confusion with the term 'gel'. Unfortunately there are basically 2 types of 'gel' nails out there.
Gel Nails - this is what I call a hard gel (it hardens to form a nail). It is used to extend and enhance the nail, much like acrylics do. This cannot be easily soaked off like the gel polishes. It does come in various colors. I never saw the use for red or orange or whatever colored hard gel because to change the color I would have had to sand all of the gel nail off. Yikes!
|These are the nails before gel enhancements|
|Gel enhancements using forms to extend the nail.|
|Gel enhancements using tips to extend the nail.|
They are pretty, but as with acrylics they require retouches and some women out there do not want to do the acrylic/gel nails. Now we have soak off gel polishes for the manicurist to offer clients. Stay tuned for my post on this newest product for nails!