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Since time immemorial groomed nails are a symbol of beauty and status. In the past – evidence of historians goes back to periods before Jesus Christ – groomed and styled nails were still a privilege since the upper class only could afford nail care (manicure, pedicure, etc.) and nail design. Nowadays – wealth and progress made it possible – this original symbol of status became affordable for everyone. Over time, requirements in Cosmetics have increased and quality and strength of artificial nails got developed further so that today also craftsmen and craftswomen or people doing sports can get their nails done.
Beauty and body care have nevertheless symbolic character today and artificial nails (hands and feet) are enjoying great popularity. This cosmetics trend started in the late 1960s in the USA and reached Europe in the late 1970s. Hence, expressions such as nails, nail salon, nail design, and nail art are used commonly in other languages. Nail art, thus art on the nail, is the most creative and most innovative field in nail design. Continually, new techniques arise in order to embellish and individualize the nail after its modeling. The variety in nail art seems to be boundless!
Gel nails have replaced acrylic nails with regards to popularity due to the following reasons: higher flexibility (less prone to damage), more natural looking, quicker application.
No. Nail modeling with gel does not harm the natural nail since the supply of oxygen occurs from the root (external oxygen supply is not needed at all as the top layer of a nail consists of dead horn cells and does not breathe). With a professional treatment (in technical and hygienic terms) together with proper hygiene and care, the foot fungus risk is not higher than for natural nails. Should a foot fungus exist already, the nail treatment may be rejected due to health reasons in order that the corresponding spot is not hermetically sealed but remains treatable. In such case, an assessment by a doctor is strongly recommended.
Today, LED lamps with a light wavelength in the range of 365-400 nm are used for the curing of the gel. In this so-called UVA range, the light is not harmful to the skin and there is no tanning or pigmentation.
Disinfectable work instruments and work environments are disinfected on a daily basis and/or after the treatment. Non-disinfectable work tools are only used once. Furthermore, an air cleaner minimizes the dust exposure. – My Nice Nails guarantees compliance with the highest hygiene standards.
Gel nails should be taken care of in the same way as natural nails. For shaping or shortening, only a file should be used (no cutting or clipping). Furthermore, artificial nails can be varnished with a normal nail polish whereas for its removal, an acetone-free remover has to be applied because otherwise the gel nails could dissolve.
Gel nails hold for long, so that in most cases a refill is desired due to aesthetical reasons (in order to get the gap filled between the nail skin and the artificial nail after nail growth). Depending on the nail growth rate, a refill frequency of three to four weeks is recommended. The longer the nail growth is protruding, the higher the risk for breaking. In such case, the refill may lead to additional costs.
Gel nails are stronger and more stable than natural nails. Nevertheless, they can break when hit, torn, or damaged. This must even happen in order that the nail bed doesn’t get injured. In general, the artificial nails should not to be used as tools but instead be used as though they were natural nails.
The price, firstly, depends on the execution (quality of the nail modeling) and, secondly, on the quality of the used products and working tools, the hygiene, as well as the service. Only through direct comparison one can get a feeling and understanding of the price-performance ratio while very expensive and very cheap providers should always be scrutinized.
Yes. Nail modeling with gel is an effective method in order to hinder nail biting. Through the application of gel, the nail (and in extreme situations the nail bed as well) receives a protection which supports or rather allows the regeneration of the nail.
No. The artificial nails should be removed professionally in order that the natural nails remain intact. A do-it-yourself removal has an elevated risk of damaging the upper layers of the natural nails as they are weaker and more susceptible to injury than normal due to the permanent oxygen deficiency.
18 years. Or at least 16 years if a declaration of consent (download here) with all corresponding documents is brought along or if it is filled out in the nail studio accompanied by the parents.