Gel nails are a type of artificial nails that most closely resembles the natural nail.
The term originally referred to nail extensions made using a hard gel product hardened by curing under an ultraviolet or L.E.D. (light emitting diode) light.
However, recent use of the phrase includes many nail services involving the use of gel products, including the very popular gel polish manicure.
Gel nails are very similar to standard acrylic nails.
You can paint, wear french tips and airbrush designs on both types of artificial nails.
They can both be worn long or short without any considerable difference between the two.
Both types of artificial nails can also be filed into square, round or pearl shapes
However, there are advantages to choosing gel fingernails over acrylic.
The biggest advantage gel nails have is that they look identical to natural nails. They are thin and flexible, with a glossy appearance.
The mixture used to make the resin is also completely odourless and because of the thin layer of acrylic when applying the nails, they don’t have to be filled as often.