Semi-permanent varnish and gel nails are techniques that each have advantages and disadvantages. As a nail technician, it is important to know their characteristics in order to help clients choose between false nails or semi-permanent nails. Today, the nail supply expert Maryton will explain to you the pros and cons of gel nails vs. semi-permanent varnish
Gel nails: advantages and disadvantages
In terms of results, gel nails are thick and sophisticated. They have very good strength while being able to gain length. For above-average nail lengthening, it is therefore preferable to use gel nails for example. This technique is also more suitable for nail art. And for those who bite their nails, gel is a good option to stop! In addition, a UV gel polish will last over time, 6 to 8 weeks without chipping. However, a visit to a nail technician is regularly necessary for their proper maintenance and to make them last.
Disadvantages and advantages of semi-permanent varnish
Semi-permanent varnish is less thick than gel. Its appearance is more natural, for a lacquered finish with a beautiful uniform, solid and shiny color. A semi-permanent varnish has a consistency close to that of a classic varnish, with better hold. However, the lengthening of the nail is reduced and allows fewer possibilities in terms of nail art. Indeed, with a hold of around 1 month, it is a less durable service. Also, semi-permanent varnish does not strengthen the nails as much as gel.
In both cases, it is important to preserve the health of the nails as best as possible between two services. Therefore, it is recommended that gel nails or semi-permanent varnish be removed by a nail technician using a professional manicure kit to avoid damaging them.