Manicures 101

Going to the salon to get your nails done can be a relaxing, fun experience. It’s a great way to treat yourself and transform your look. Picking which manicure you want can be overwhelming from all the amazing options available. There are many different types of manicures, and we’ve compiled a guide to help you choose.

Basic Manicure

With a basic manicure, your nails are trimmed, shaped, and buffed to perfection. Your cuticles are trimmed and cuticle oil is applied along with a wonderful hand massage. Standard nail polish is applied, and you’ll be on your way!

Gel Manicure

A gel manicure involves the same prep as a basic manicure, but the gel is tougher and more flexible. It is cured under LED light and won’t chip like traditional polish. It’s long lasting and looks good for weeks! In order to remove the gel polish safely, it needs to be soaked off to prevent damage, but we can take care of that!

Hard Gel Manicure

Hard gel is similar to acrylic and standard gel in its chemical makeup. Hard gel is applied to the nail straight from the pot and each layer is cured under a LED light to create a strong manicure that won’t chip or be removed without filing! They last longer than standard gel manicure.

Gel-X Manicure

Gel-X is the newest type of manicure taking the salon world by storm! Gel-X extensions have the same malleability of soft gel polish and the length of press on nails – combined. Gel-X extensions are soak off gel tips that ensure long-lasting nails that adhere to your natural nail. Gel-X gives you the length of an acrylic manicure, and the strength of gel all in one! 

Acrylic Manicure

Acrylic nails are a mixture of a liquid called monomer and a powder called polymer. This works to create a solid nail overlay that sits on top of your nail. This is simply an enhancement of your natural nail that can be filed into different shapes. Once the nail is applied, it is polished and cured similarly to gel. They last for weeks, add length, and can be the perfect canvas for beautiful nail art.

Regardless of what you choose, Images Salon in Anderson, South Carolina can fulfill your wildest dreams! No matter the manicure, we deliver the most quality care and beautiful nail art to complete your set! Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our talented nail technicians.