Art & Culture

Different Types of Manicures

Laura Lee
Aug 11, 2022

Getting your nails done can be a great experience. It gives you some time to simply let your hair down and get pampered. That said, choosing a nail polish color isn’t the only hard thing you will have to do when getting a manicure. There are in fact other things you need to think of. Now don’t worry, it won’t be like you are working or anything. You will still get the entire day to spoil yourself and let your hair down. Now back to what you need to think of. You may not know this but there are different types of manicures you can look forward to when getting your nails done.

 hands in sweater with knitted sleeves and with nude color manicure with gold particles on pink table

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The first and well most common manicure you will find is a gel manicure. Gel manicures are common because they don’t require much from the nail technician. What does this mean? Well, you see a gel manicure is simply the process of using gel nail polish instead of ordinary nail polish. The difference between gel polish and ordinary polish is the application process and the drying process. With gel polish, a nail technician will need a UV or LED nail lamp. They will also need a base coat and a top coat. Gel polish will only dry with the help of a UV or LED lamp. It is also said that gel polishes don’t chip as quickly as your ordinary nail polish.

Now, when removing gel polish, you will need to use acetone. The next type of manicure you can look forward to is an acrylic manicure. Don’t worry, it’s nothing to be afraid of. Acrylic manicures simply make use of acrylic powder to create a manicure. Your nail technician will need acrylic powered, monomer, and a few acrylic brushes. This manicure will usually cost more because there is a lot of work that goes into it. With that, they can also be really stunning. When removing an acrylic manicure you will need to soak it off with acetone. See there is nothing too hard about choosing between these manicures.