What Are Gel Nails?

what are gel nails?You all know that Azzuro Hair Design in Larnaca is one of the best hairdressing salons in Cyprus but did you know that we also have an onsite nail technician?

Our nail technician Maryna offers a range of manicure and pedicure service one of which is gel nails. But what are gel nails and why should you have them? Read our article to find out and remember you can book hair and nails together at Azzuro Hair Design:

Gel nails refers to the popular nail polish which is applied and set using an ultraviolet or L.E.D. (light emitting diode) light. There are two types of gel, hard gel and soft gel so you can choose which one you prefer to have. Hard gel is tough enough to be made into a nail extension and can be more chip resistant whilst soft gel is preferred for a natural looking overlay.

When you come for a gel manicure with Maryna, your natural nails will be tidied, cleaned, filed and prepped for the gel to be applied. Then comes the fun part… you choose your colours! A gel manicure can last up to 4 weeks so you should consider that if you are thinking about crazy colours but have a corporate job. The choices are endless and you could opt for a natural french manicure or a bright and swirly pattern. Maryna loves to create unique designs so if you have something in your mind why not let her know?

The gel is layered onto your nails with each layer being set under a UV light to harden it. With an undercoat and top coat over your colour, you are left with perfect, shiny nails which resist chipping or peeling.

The process takes around an hour depending on the condition of your nails and the designs you would like to have. For example, if your nails are very short you may require extension tips to lengthen the prior to applying the gel which can increase the time of your manicure.

Advantages of Gel Nails

  • Completely chip and peel resistant
  • A wide choice of colours and designs
  • Long lasting beautiful finger nails
  • Stops you biting your natural nails
  • Allows your natural nails to breathe and grow
  • Easy to take off and change designs

It is important to note that a gel manicure should be removed by a professional nail technician and you should not attempt to chip the polish off yourself. This could damage your natural nails and cause breakage.

A gel manicure is the effortless way to have long lasting, shiny and beautiful nails all year round and at the affordable price of 25 euros why not treat yourself this Spring!

To book an appointment with Maryna telephone 95 123 646, for hair appointments please click here

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