The reason to get nail extensions varies from person to person. It could be because someone is having a difficult time growing their natural nails out or they want the long, slender look of nail extensions or because of nail trauma that can be fixed with artificial nails. However, usually the question isn’t whether or not to get the actual nail extension but whether a hard gel nails or acrylic nails is better suited for them.

Hard Gel Nails

Hard gel nails are a newer technology in the nail extension industry. Although hard gel nails are a form of nail extension, they promote nail growth in the natural nail.

The process of applying hard gel nails is much different than acrylic nails. The nail technician will put on the gel layer by layer and harden the layer by exposing it to UV light. This process makes the hard gel nails more flexible than acrylic nails. Applying the hard gel nails is odorless and is considered to be more environmentally friendly than other options. For the price list on hard gel nail extensions, click here.

Our Acrylic Nail Salon

Sometimes, it’s hard to beat a classic, like the acrylic nail. Acrylic nails are the oldest form of nail extensions in the beauty industry. The acrylic is a liquid and powder substance which is mixed and sculpted over the natural nail that hardens when it is exposed to air.

There are many benefits to having acrylic nails. Generally, they are less expensive than other nail extension options. They also are more durable and last a little bit longer. Also, if one of your acrylic nails were to break at home, repairing them on your own is simple and can be done, as well as removing the nails on your own. However, the fumes are stronger than other options and it is advised that pregnant women do not regularly get an acrylic nail treatment. For more information or if you have any questions, please call us today.