14-day, chip-resistant wear for those who do not want gel nails but still want to enjoy their beautiful hands and feet. Now you can top off your look with beautiful fingers and/or toes, right here in our salon!
Gel Polish is also called 'Gel Nail Polish' or 'Soak Off Gel'. Gel Polish combines the properties of a gel with those of a regular nail polish and comes in a great variety of colours. Your nails look on average two weeks fantastic (and sometimes longer, depending on how fast your own natural nails grow).
It does not peel, and it gives the nails some extra strength. Cracks and breaking are as good as eliminated. It is an ideal treatment for people who do not want extended artificial nails, but do want well-tended nails for a longer period of time than regular nail polish provides. Especially for women who have strong natural nails, gel polish is a no-brainer : the natural nail is protected, your nails have a mirror-like shine and are polished for 14 days.
All types of gel polish are applied in the same way: after application of a primer, first a base coat is applied, then a double high performance color coat and then a top coat for durable protection and a great shine.
Each layer is hardened under a professional UV lamp in the same way as gel nails. The combination of these layers together has two positive consequences: a reasonable strengthening of your natural nails and a relatively long - 2 weeks - replacement of your regular nail polish.
What is Gel Polish?
Gel Polish is the collective name of the system. Several brands have Gel Polishes.
It's called 'Gel Polish' because it is indeed a gel that is cured with UV (such as gel nails) but is relatively easy to apply and has the structure of nail polish.
Gel polish provides you with long-lasting and perfectly coated nails (on average 14 days or more depending on the speed of growth of your natural nails).
What are Shellac & Gelish?
Shellac is the CND brand gel polish and has been voted the best gel polish in the world by nail professionals in the US on several occasions; the innovation of this gel polish is that it is hypo-allergenic and therefore greatly reduces the risk of a contact allergy to acrylates for people who are sensitive to it;
Gelish is the original gel polish, the disadvantage of this gel polish is that an acrylic allergy is possible.
CND Shellac 'Wildfire' has been the official colour of the Cabin Crew of airline Virgin Atlantic since 2011. This siren-red gel polish colour perfectly matches the Virgin Atlantic logo and uniforms.More info
CND Shellac has won many awards over the years in the Readers Choice Awards of the American Nail Pro Magazine in different gel polish categories.Nail Pro awards
The influential Nail Magazine awards the best nail products, including gel polish products, every year after surveying American nail technicians. CND Shellac is a constant in these awards.Nail Magazine awards
Why gel polish?
14 days chip-free nails!
Gel Polish on your toes!
Without harmful chemicals
Something else that sets CND Shellac apart from other gel nail polish brands is that it is free of certain potentially harmful substances, including formaldehyde. It also does not contain toluene or dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and is not tested on animals.
Flexible & natural look
An advantage of gel polish (just like gel nails) is that your nails look and feel natural. This is because the gel polish is applied in thin layers, so the nail can bend easily and is flexible! This in contrast to acrylic!
Questions about gel polish?
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Gel polish colours
Your profession does not allow gel nails?
Gel Polish nails are interesting for people who are not allowed to have gel nails applied because of their profession, but who want to have beautiful, shiny and (somewhat) strengthened nails for about two weeks.
Our nail salon is specialized in the application and embellishment of artificial nails since 2004.
Our nail salon is located between the Bondgenotenlaan and the Diestsestraat in the centre of Leuven.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding Gel Polish, Shellac or any other treatment. For appointments you can always reach us on 016 / 23 85 78.
What our customers are saying:
Highly recommended! I received a gift certificate to have gel polish applied to my nails and was very pleased with the result: beautiful and well-groomed nails, still with a natural look. Several people complimented me on my nails and asked me where I had had this done. Linde is also very friendly and explains very well beforehand what she does with your nails.
Brilliant nail studio! Always beautiful nails and a nice atmosphere and chat as icing on the cake! I once went here for my wedding (after some bad experiences in other nail salons) and I kept coming here because of the quality work!
TOP nail salon! Linde is a lady who takes care of your nails with a lot of passion and love, she is always very cheerful and the nice chat you get for free! My nails are always perfectly fine and I'm always looking forward to my next appointment. She also explains everything she does very well and gives a lot of tips to keep taking care of your nails. In short: the best business in Leuven and surroundings!
Very satisfied! Linde works fast, hygienic, painless and gives excellent colour advice. For the first time in my life I have long, well-groomed and shiny nails! You get the pleasant chat for free! And her cute little dog is the perfect host!
Linde is not only a super fun company but also a very professional stylist. I always like to come from Antwerp for her good quality and top service! She is also a very spontaneous person, which makes me feel very comfortable. Definitely a must!
3 addresses for perfect nails
In the student city of Leuven, Beautiful nails by Linde not only offers beautiful nails, eyelash extensions and threading and/or tinting of your eyebrows. And actually also for a summery touch, because Spray Tan Leuven is part of the business. If you're looking for an all-round beauty store of quality, Louis Melsensstraat 3 is the right place.
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Get your nails done the right way!
long-lasting, super-glossy manicure
Benefits of Gel Polish with Beautiful Nails
- Wide choice of colours
- 14-day, chip-resistant wear
- We only work with CND Shellac
- For hands and feet
- Strengthens your nails
- Mini manicure included
- Monday: 09AM tot 06PM
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wed-Fri: 09AM tot 06PM
- Saturday: 09AM tot 05PM
- Sunday: Closed
A loyal customer for years and always satisfied! Top quality nails, always trendy colors and a nice chat over a coffee or a glass of bubbly!
Top salon. I have been a customer from the beginning. Each treatment is finished with the utmost care. I have never been disappointed. Always a moment of relaxation. Top
I have received many compliments in the meantime. For me there is only one address : Beautiful Nails by Linde!
Super satisfied with Linde. She is on time, fast, efficient, and my nails are perfectly finished during a nice chat and a drink.
Very professional salon and that combined with a nice atmosphere and nice people! Top class for real me-time!
A very good service and customer friendliness! My nails look beautiful every time! Thanks, Linde!
Frequently asked questions about gel polishBelow are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding gel polish.
Is there a difference between Shellac and gel polish?
Many people wonder what the difference is between Gel Polish and Shellac. Shellac is the brand name that may only be used by the producer 'Creative Nail Design (CND)'. So Shellac is the Gel Polish that is manufactured by CND.
Why do you choose this gel polish?
Fisrt of all because Shellac has been chosen as the best gel polish in the US several times and is made by a global, well known producer.
Secondly because Shellac '7-free' and hypo-allergenic and is therefore extremely suitable for sensitive individuals.
When better to opt for gel nails?
In the following cases it is better to opt for gel nails instead of gel polish:
- Fragile nails
- Very short nails
- Nail Biters
- Reinforcement of the nail is required
- Extension is required
- Longer durability is desired
We aim for quality!
Beautiful Nails uses only the best gel polish products on the - professional - market!
- Chosen several times as best gel polish
- Hypo-allergenic and '7-free'
- CND Shellac is one of the biggest names in the beauty industry
- Meets all EU quality requirements
- No Asian or Eastern European import brands