Artificial Nail Price List

Hand Care Services

Acrylic vs. Gel

Explained

Both acrylic and gel can be used to create nail extensions. Building out extensions {length} is done with plastic tips or a form that the gel/acrylic is placed on, cured then removed. They also usually have a similar look, although gel tips may feel lighter they are also more flexible. It's mainly about the structure of the nail, but the real difference lies in the polymerization process, ease of removal, and density. The process of using gel is definitely quicker. There are no strong odors and you won’t have the hassle of much filing or dealing with large amounts of dust. With acrylic nails, you have to mix a liquid called monomer {strong odor} and a powder (polymer) to mold the artificial nail.
ALERT!  some salons have manicurists upselling their gel extensions when they are using acrylic. They apply acrylic powder and liquid to your nails then put a gel top coat on and call the set gel. Gel comes in a pot and looks thick like honey; acrylic is a powder. Know the difference.
Acrylics are harder than gel, which means less flexibility. They also tend to be more damaging to the nail, especially as it requires more difficulty in removing it with soaking in acetone and buffing off. Too much buffing also means thinner nails over time.  The lifetime of gel tip extensions depends on how you use your hands—for some people, they'll last two weeks; for others, they'll last four to five. A fill every 3 to 4 weeks is best to take care of the natural nail growth.

$80

Sculpted Acrylic Full Set

Using forms, the powder/liquid mixture is sculpted to form an elegant, thin active length or long nail. Hand filing the sculptured tip into your desired shape, next, buffing out any small imperfections readies the nails for a shiny new coat of color followed with a hand massage and cuticle oil.

$70

Acrylic & Tips Full Set


White or natural colored plastic tips are glued onto the end of your natural nail for length they are then shortened and filed into your desired shape. Acrylic is applied to form a thin elegant nail. Buffing out any small imperfections readies the nails for a shiny new coat of color followed with a hand massage and cuticle oil.

$45

Acrylic Fill

Removal of the color and top layer of acrylic is done with a nail drill, taking great care with your natural nail. Hand filing is next to remove any oil from the natural nail near the cuticle. Applying the powder/liquid mixture to fill in the area from the cuticle to the original acrylic shapes the new nail. Buffing out any small imperfections readies the nails for a shiny new coat of color followed with a hand massage and cuticle oil.

$80

Sculptured Gel Full Set

Using forms, the gel is sculpted to form an elegant, thin active length or long nail. Hand filing the sculptured tip into your desired shape, next, buffing out any small imperfections readies the nails for a shiny new coat of color followed with a hand massage and cuticle oil.

$65

Gel & Tips Full Set

White or natural colored plastic tips are glued onto the end of your natural nail for length they are then shortened and filed into your desired shape. Gel is applied to form a thin elegant nail. Hand filing is next to remove any oil from the natural nail near the cuticle. Applying the gel to fill in the area from the cuticle to the original acrylic shapes the new nail. Buffing out any small imperfections readies the nails for a shiny new coat of polish followed by a hand massage and cuticle oil.

$40

Gel Fill

Removal of the color and top layer of gel is done with a nail drill, taking great care with your natural nail. Hand filing is next to remove any oil from the natural nail near the cuticle. Applying the gel to fill in the area from the cuticle to the original gel shapes the new nail. Buffing out any small imperfections readies the nails for a shiny new coat of color followed with a hand massage and cuticle oil.

$5+

Nail Art

Nail art is a wonderful way to express yourself. Rhinestones, stickers, stamping, metal, dried flowers and foil are just a few of the art supplies we have to create a stunning look!