Deciding on your next coat of polish almost always goes beyond the color — you also need to think about texture, shine and finish.
Recent years have seen a massive rise in nail polish styles. Whether you consider yourself a beauty maven or you are simply curious about what’s available for your next trip to the salon, learn more about each of the major types of nail polishing methods.
You can paint your nails yourself or hit up your favorite manicure spot for a more professional application. The regular manicure lasts about five days or so.
A combination of a liquid and powder that creates a hard protective layer over your natural nail and false tips. Acrylic nails are attached to the natural nails, or nails can be made from an acrylic mixture. There is a wide variety of nail arts and designs for this particular manicure. They usually last up to three weeks before you need infills.
Dip powder can be applied quickly and instead of lacquer, the color comes from a pigmented powder. You simply dip your nails into a little jar of your chosen color. The powder will only stick to the sealant, so it leaves less room for messy cuticles but you can use a brush when it’s dry to remove excess powders. This manicure will usually last up to three to four weeks.
If you have short or brittle nails, the answer to your prayers is gel manicure. The gel makes your nails look sleek and stylish. This can be applied over natural or fake nails. They usually last up to two to three weeks.
Did you know that you can use your old nail polishes to create your great gel polish at home?
Yes! You read it right, at your own home ;) Hydracol's Polish to Gel can literally turn ANY Regular Polish into a Gel Polish. This means you are able to make any color you want a gel. You no longer need to travel every few weeks to the salon and spend lots of money to get the nail on fleek, you can simply just do-it-yourself at home.