Nail Tips FAQ
1. What is the difference between gel nails and acrylic nails?
Gels and acrylics nails are similar because both can be used to extend the length of the nails and make them stronger and beautiful. One advantage of gels nails is that they are odorless like acrylic. Gels can also be applied over the natural nail or over artificial nail tips.
2. What is a “Pink and White” nail service?
“Pink and White” refers to the use of two colors of acrylic applied to the nails to produce more permanent and natural-looking “French” manicure look. The tips of the nails are sculpted using white acrylic, and the base of the nail is then overlaid with warm or cool pink, depending on skin tone.
3. What is nail wrapping?
A nail wrap is a semi-permanent nail extension that is a thin layer of silk, linen or fiberglass or fabric, cut to size and glued onto the nail to add strength (and sometimes length). Wraps can be done on natural nails or as a tip overlay, which is the most common. Usually, one layer of fabric is applied and then one or more layers of glue are applied on top to provide strength.
4. What is the difference between gel and fiberglass?
Besides the way they can apply (fiberglass is easier and faster), the difference between gel and fiberglass is the, gel is very shiny and natural looking but can’t be soaked off in acetone. Fiberglass can be soaked off but has to be buffed to a high shine.
5. What is fungus? How common is it?
Fungus is actually fairly uncommon. Even doctors cannot be 100% sure just by looking if someone has it until they grow a culture, and this process can “sometimes” take weeks or months
6. How can a nail fungus be detected?
It is not possible to detect a nail fungus before it happens. However, you can help prevent one from happening. If a nail fungus occurs, it will appear to be a white area under the nail, as if the natural nail is pulling away from the nail bed. Proper application and maintenance of the nail extension and using products like a nail antiseptic will help prevent a nail fungus.
7. Is nail fungus contagious? Yes it is
Yes, nail fungus can be contagious. If it is not taken care of properly, it could spread to other fingers. The fungus could also spread to another person if an implement or nail file is used on a nail with a fungus and then used on that person.
8. What does nail fungus infection look like?
Nail fungus infection affects the color, condition, and shape of your nails. It can also affect how they feel, and may cause the nail to lift off the nail bed. So be carrefully
9.Are wrapping the nails better than acrylic or gel?
All types of enhancements are from the same family, but they differ in the method of application and certain qualities. For example, fiberglass (or wraps) is quick and easy to apply and is often used to repair broken nails. Acrylic nail is very strong and gel is naturally very shiny.
10. Can pregnant women safely use nail polish?
Yes. A lot of women have been polishing their nails for decades with no harmful effects. As a matter of fact, the polishes available today are safer than ever. Don’t be afraid.
11. What is the difference between solar nails and gel nails?
There are several types of nail enhancements, gel, acrylic, and fiberglass (or silk). solar is a manicure line from Creative. It consists of cuticle oil, lotion and balm, so this is not an enhancement system.