All About Nails

Learn the differences in all the modern nail services you keep hearing about to figure out which service is right for you! First things first, let’s talk about standard manicure services- regular polish manicures and gel polish manicures.


This is our standard, run-of-the-mill manicure that includes the old school nail polish. Standard nail polish like what you see in drugstores may be a great quick fix on vacation but it’s not ideal for a paid manicure. If you’re spending your time and money on your beautiful digits getting the royal treatment, go with a polish that lasts (see all below.)


This gel manicure uses a gel-based polish and requires a UV or LED light to cure the polish and lock it onto your nails. While a gel manicure looks pretty much like a regular, nail polish manicure, the gel polish will last longer and feel sturdier. This option will also last up to 3 weeks depending on the pace of your nail growth and your lifestyle.


Hard gel is a nail enhancement like acrylic nails, except it cures in UV light. … You can put gel polish over hard gel (and you should because it looks great). You can extend the length of the nail with hard gel, just like acrylic. It can be sculpted and shaped just like acrylic but is much less toxic, better for your overall nail health, and honestly has a nicer finish.


Gel-X extensions have the malleability of soft gel polish and the length of a press-on or glue-on nail. The extension itself is made out of gel polish which is why it’s as soft as it is. Gel-X tips don’t just sit at the tip of the nails. Instead, they cover the entire nail bed from cuticle to free edge. Each extension is applied directly to the natural nail and can be cut and shaped to your preference.

And there you have it. The more you know, the more you grow. Book the nail service that aligns with you and your nail dreams with us today!