Most of us know how to paint our nails at home, but once in a while, it’s nice to pay someone to help us do a better job. Manicures and pedicures used to be a lot more expensive, but with nail salons popping up at every corner of Singapore, prices have become a lot more competitive than before, and no one’s complaining.
A gelish manicure is a modern way of applying nail colours under the UV or LED light. The steps for this services is to cut and shape the nails, and then cuticle trimming. Followed by buffing. Then apply gelish colour you of your choosing choosen, by coating the colour under the UV or LED Light. Lastly apply cuticle oil. While regular nail polish can chip within as quickly as two to three days, gel manicures stays chip-free for weeks.
Features of gel manicures
- Perfect for the long lasting nail design
- Requires assistance from nail technicians need to come back nail salon for colour removal
- Usually the gelish colour will last for 3 weeks.
The removal process is more tedious as the gel needs to be remove properly in order not to damage your nails. As such, it is said best to have the removal done at in the salon so that the professionals nail technicians can help you remove it and reapply a new colour if you want.
A classic manicure is a traditional way of applying nail colour and nail care where your nails are clipped, shaped, buffed smooth along with having your dry skin and cuticles cut and treated. Then the base coat is first applied on your nails followed by the choice of your nail polish (1 or 2 layers) then finished off the top coat and set to dry. But you will have to wait for the polish to dry completely or you risked smudging it when trying to do 101 things altogether. Typically, classic manicure (if well taken care of) should last for about 3 – 5 days and it is easy to remove.
Features of classic manicures
- Perfect for the girl who wants to change the nail design every couple of days or weeks.
- Can be removed by yourself at home.
- Usually the colour will last for 1 week.
However, traditional nail polish has one major drawback: it’s easy to chip and damage. It can take a long time to dry, but even if it dries without issue, it doesn’t tend to stay on the nails for very long.