The Differences between Nail Polish, Shellac Nails and Gel Manicure
Gel or Shellac Nails? It can get confusing to know which one you want and many people know the differences between Gel and Shellac Nails. You’ll find a few tips to weigh the pros and cons of the different artificial nails to help you pick the best option.
Gels are fake nails placed over your natural ones. They can be made to match the shape of the nail, or to extend it. Some use Gels in order to have stronger and lasting nails.
Shellac is a blend of gel and nail polish. Because it is like a polish, it can’t be used to extend your nail. Because it is like a gel, it does add strength and durability. In the long term, Shellac is much less damaging to nails than traditional Gels. The main benefit is that it reduces chipping.
Shellac Nails vs. Gel Manicure (Nail Art)
Many people confuse Gels with Shellac. This is because Shellac contains gel, so many consumers have mixed up their terminology, asking for a “gel manicure” when what they want is Shellac. So gel manicure is another name for Shellac.
Shellac and Gels are not the same services. Just as the ingredients, procedures, and results differ. Because of the trade-off between cost, time and effort, most people choose Gel over Shellac in Singapore. In markets like the US and Europe, it is the reverse where more people choose Shellac over Gel.
You now have some tips to better understand your options. To make the final decision and find the manicure that best suits you and your nails, don’t forget to consult Kenzie Spa and nails’ technician!
Shellac Nails by CND
1. Effortless glide-on application
2. 14+ days of high-performance wear
3. High shine
4. Fast removal
5. No nail damage*
Nail Polish - OPI
1. Ease of application
2. Low cost
3. Many colours available
4. Fast removal
5. No nail damage
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Gel Manicure & Nail Art
1. Ability to Sculpt
2. Hundreds of Fancy Nail Art
3. 14-21+ days of high-performance wear
4. Low maintenance cost