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Differences Gel Manicure - Gel Polish

What are the differences between gel nails and gel polish?
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What should you consider when choosing between gel polish and gel nails?

Below is an overview of gel polish and gel nails as well as the main differences. You can also go directly to the corresponding page.

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What is gel polish?

Gel polish is a hybrid form between regular nail polish and gel nails (gel manicure).

Gel polish is not a substitute for normal nail polish but is also not a replacement for artificial nails and/or gel nails. Gel polish is a new - hybrid - category of nail polish that combines the properties of a gel with those of nail polish. Just like gel nails, gel polish is also cured under a UV or LED lamp so there is no additional drying time. Gel polish is as thin and flexible as nail polish and looks very natural. Gel polish stays on your hands for at least 14 days, and on your feet much longer and has a high gloss.

The advantages of Gel Polish

  • Up to 2 weeks of beautiful nails
  • The gel polish we use is hypoallergenic
  • Beautiful high gloss
  • Can be placed on both hands and toes
  • Odourless
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What is a gel manicure (gel nails)?

The best method of nail reinforcement

The gel will only be applied to your natural nails if you just want to strengthen your natural nails. To lengthen your nails, we use so-called tips (also called a 'set' of gel nails). First a base coat is applied, followed by two color layers and finally a top coat that protects the whole. Between the different layers, the gel is cured under a special UV or LED lamp. Gel nails last on average 3-4 weeks and have a high gloss.

The advantages of Gel Nails

  • Up to 3-4 weeks of beautiful nails
  • Very good reinforcement
  • Beautiful high gloss
  • Can be placed on both hands and toes
  • Odourless
  • Extension possible
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What are the differences between gel nails and gel polish?

An overview of the difference between gel polish and gel nails.

The difference between gel polish and gel nails is mainly in the area of the reinforcement that both types of nail care offer to your natural nails, the possibility of extending your natural nails as well as the durability of both types of nail care.

When it comes to strengthening your natural nails, you should assume that only gel nails offer excellent reinforcement of your natural nails. Although gel polish will provide a little more strengthening than regular nail polish, this will not be to the same extent as gel nails.

If you want to have your natural nails extended (for example for nail biters), then gel nails are the only option.

Gel Polish lasts on average 2 weeks on your hands and on your toenails even 6 to 8 weeks. Gel nails keep on average 3-4 weeks.

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Overview differences Gel Manicure & Gel Polish
Strengthening Extensions Durability Finishes
Gel Polish Light No 2 weeks Color, French, Natural
Gel Nails Good Yes 3-4 weeks Color, French, Natural

When to choose a gel manicure or a gel polish ?

Below are some typical situations where gel polish or gel can be chosen and our general preference. Of course, you should always consider which treatment is most appropriate on a case-by-case basis!

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Brittle nails

Nails that need reinforcement, we will normally treat with gel because gel offers the best reinforcement.

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Nail Extensions

Nails that need lengthening, we will be treating with gel as this is impossible with gel polish.

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Replacing nail polish

Both gel polish (2 weeks) and gel nails (3 to 4 weeks) can be used as long-term replacements for regular nail polish.

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Nail biters

Since nail biters benefit from reinforcement and also usually need extensions, we resolutely choose gel.

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Nail biting (youngster)

In principle, we do not apply gel nails to young people, but we look at each case individually to see whether gel polish can offer a solution to nail biting.

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Party/Event

If you only need embellishment of your nails for a short period of time, both gel polish (cheaper) and gel (firmer) are an option!

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Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to contact us (016 / 23 85 78) if you have any questions regarding gel nails or gel polish or if you would like an appointment.

Beautiful Nails Leuven

Since 2004 Beautiful Nails Leuven is located in the Louis Melsensstraat, between the Diestsestraat and the Bondgenotenlaan in Leuven. We specialize in nail care, gel manicures and gel polish treatments with high quality products.

Our nail salon is accredited by the Belgian Beauty Federation.

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Our prices
for gel polish and gel nails

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Gel polish

€38

All finishes
Included:
  • French manicure
  • Color finish
  • Natural finish

Gel manicure

€47

All finishes
Included:
  • French manicure
  • Color finish
  • Natural finish
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