Nailed It! Our Definitive Guide to Nail Salon Treatments

Of course you can paint nails at home, but where is the fun in doing this? At a beauty salon, you will be pampered, pampered, then left with smooth hands and perfect nails. Overwhelmed by all your options? We give you all the help you need to get gorgeous photos with nails ready for your wedding day.

Nail

Many women often do nails, including polishing and nail building, then apply a color. There are different types of nails, but most popular for the Big Day is the French. With this option, the foundation is coated with pale pink, and the head is painted white, essentially an improved version of the natural state of the nail (the same way we wear pink lipstick) and is considered an elegant and timeless make-up coat.

With all these nail products, you are improving your nails by painting them, but if you want to add length or thickness to your natural nails, you need to do artificial improvement. For this you have two options: nail overlays and nail extensions.

Nail coating

In this process, you get an enhanced mixture painted over your natural nails, and this makes them harder and more durable, but no longer. Overlay is ideal if you struggle to grow your nails, or if they are weak and prone to breaking or splitting.

Nail extensions

As the name suggests, this is the option to choose if you want your nails faster than immediately. A lightweight plastic sheet that follows the shape of your natural nail, is glued to the nail tip and then a reinforced mixture is applied over the entire surface to keep the head in place. You can shape the nose into any style you choose, from circle and square to rivet.

For both coatings and extensions, you can choose a reinforcing system to use: acrylic, gel or fiberglass.

Acrylic

This is one of the longest, most affordable and most popular nail medicine. A technician will mix acrylic powder with acrylic liquid, and then whisk it onto your natural nail – if you are having a coating – and onto your nails – if you are having the extension. The product hardens when it comes in contact with air, and when dry it forms a long nail. This is submitted for the length and shape you want, and then it is buffed until it shines.

There are two types of acrylic nails – conventional, and pink and white.

With normal acrylics, you can use any color polish on nails, and this can easily be eliminated at home, when you’re bored, and replaced with a different color.

– Pink and white acrylic with a matte background and a white tip, creating the usual foundation.

Acrylics grow with the development of your natural nails, and therefore they last about 2 weeks, before a gap appears between your cuticles and your artificial nails. Instead of putting on a new suit, you can choose to fill them up, your nail technician simply goes up with the same color, and your nails look new.

Pro: This treatment is very popular and is the strongest, thickest and most durable artificial nail. It is ideal for dynamic women, or if you want something that will not easily chip.

Con: If they are not used professionally, your nails will look thick and unnatural. The most common problem is the infection of your false nails and nails, which happens if they are poorly equipped or not properly maintained. Long-term use can also make your nails weaker and brighter.

Gel

They quickly became more popular as a more artificial nail. They are made up by painting a premixed liquid chemical gel into your nails, and after each coat your nails are placed under UV lamps to “heal” – meaning to place them. The hardened gel creates artificial nails on your natural nails, and this will enhance it. You can use gel to repair broken nails or chunks, or you can paint through your extensions to give you extra length.

You can also get a gel nail treated using a special trigger, or by putting your hands in water, if you do not want to use ultraviolet rays.

Nail gels, like acrylics, will come out after about 2 weeks, but it will take longer if you choose to fill them up.

Pro: Hard gel nails and shadows and resemble your natural nails. The gel does not turn yellow or damage the bottom of the nail. It forms a protective layer of growth, and this makes it perfect for those who want to help with their nails. The gel is odorless and because it is hard within a few minutes, there is no chance of accidentally colliding your nails, or waking up in the morning with a plaque sticking over your nails. You can apply polish or leave them clear and shiny.

Con: This treatment is usually more expensive than acrylic. Gel is more flexible and therefore less durable than acrylics, meaning that the color will be faster than a very active person’s chip. With most gels, you have to go back to the salon to professionally remove them.

Wrap

This method can be applied to all nails (to add length), or to individual fingernails cracked or broken. Silk, linen, paper or fiberglass are preformed, by the nail, and then attached with a special glue that will not damage the nail. This is a temporary treatment because the adhesive will loosen up within 2-3 weeks.

Pro: This is the most hypocritical artificial nails and so they are considered the best looking. They are ideal for people who are allergic to chemicals in acrylic or gel. This is the best method to repair nails as it helps to grow nails.

Con: Because it is thinner and softer, it does not handle as much wear as other artificial nails. It is also not a great choice for women who have a particular lifestyle when glue is soluble in water.

Sculpture

Acupuncture treatment is very popular in most salons. This process uses metals, leaves or forms – mostly large stickers, hard – placed under the nose of each natural nail, between your nails and your skin, creating a foundation. A gel, acrylic or glass fiber coating is then brushed over the nail and foundation to create a new, longer nail. This allows you to get nail extensions without having to glue on artificial tips. Once artificial nails are hard, you can eliminate the foundation. The final product is transparent and then you can shape the nail and file it with the desired length. How long does it last, depends on the coating used.

Pro: Strengthen the shape of the nail naturally, and this makes it more comfortable. The nail is nicer and longer than the glue on the head, because there are no weaknesses that the head is attached to. You can set nails in any shape you want.

Con: They are not suitable for thin, brittle nails and they require a lot of maintenance. It must also practice to put the right metal, leaf or form.

Small tip

Have you ever seen women with special long nails try to knock, do a button on their shirt or open a cans of fresh water? Long nails may look great, but think about your lifestyle before deciding on the length. If they are not practical, they will not last long. Choose a salon with a good reputation to ensure that your nails are made professional. Treat your nails carefully to keep them healthy, and make them last as long as possible.

Many women do not have the time, patience or skill to do their nails at home, and with a range of affordable methods available, a trip to the salon can be quite sensible. . It also prevents the frustration of trying to use your non-dominant hand to draw your dominant for the seventh time!

Are you looking for the perfect nail polish? Whether you are quirky and bold, or simple and understated, nail enhancement will ensure that you walk down the aisles knowing that you have nailed it.