Here are a few tips on how you can manage your Gel nails better before your next appointment.
If the growth from your natural nail is not too bad, you may be able to get away with a Gel-X overlay for two weeks. This is where we apply gel onto your natural nail and finish the look with a design of your choice.
If you are happy with the shape of your nails but not the colour, we could add a new coat of gel polish over top of the previous colour at a reduced rate. This will give you another week or so until you have to come back in for a full set of Gel nails.
If you find that they are starting to chip and grow out, but you don’t have time to come back in, go ahead and book an appointment for our maintenance service. We will remove all of the previous Gel so that you can go back to your natural nail and then do a complete application of new Gel on top again using any colour or design that you like.
If you have been getting gel extension nails for a while, it can be difficult to keep track of how long you have had them on and how long it is until you will need to get your next set. It is important that you do not leave the gel extension nails on too long as this can cause damage to your natural nails.
Here is a simple way that you can keep track of how many weeks until your next appointment.
1. Get some nail polish that is easy to see and use this to paint one fingernail on each hand. Make sure that you do this right after getting your new gel extension nails so that you have the date correct in mind.
2. When it is time to take off your gel extension nails, simply remove the polish from those two nails so that you know what date it was when they were removed.
3. When you are ready to book your next appointment, refer to this date and work out how many weeks will pass between then and when you are going for your next appointment. Count up the number of those weeks by painting over those same two fingernails each week as they pass until you reach the week of your next appointment.
Then, simply book an appointment during that week and make sure that once again
If your nails are starting to grow out, you might be wondering how long it will take before you should book in for your next appointment. While the answer depends on a number of factors, there are some general guidelines that we can use to help make the decision.
Depending on how long you keep your nails and how fast your own natural nails grow, this could be anywhere from three to six weeks between each appointment. Keep in mind that with gel extensions, you need to leave a bit of space between your natural nail bed and the extension to reduce the risk of damage to your own nails.
If you’re thinking about booking in for a re-fill, then there is no harm in waiting until you really need one. You can go as long as six weeks between appointments without worrying about damaging either the extensions or your natural nails. If you’re getting a full set however, then it’s best to not wait too long between appointments as this is when the risk of damage becomes more likely.
If you are wondering how long your gel nails will last, then there are a few factors that will determine this. It is important to know that there is no exact time frame, because each individual person’s nails and lifestyle vary. Some things that can affect the length of time between appointments are:
Your nail type (natural or artificial)
Your nail shape (square or round)
The length of your nails
How you treat your nails (do you use gloves when doing the dishes?)
The maintenance of your nails (do you use cuticle oil each day?)
Your occupation (do you work in an environment where your hands are exposed to chemicals?)
To get an idea on how long your gel nails may last, read below:
If you have natural square shaped nails and they are quite short, then my suggestion would be to come in every two to three weeks for maintenance. If you have natural round shaped nails, then my suggestion would be to come in every three to four weeks for maintenance. If you have longer natural square shaped nails, then my suggestion would be to come in every four to six weeks for maintenance. If you have longer natural round shaped nails, then my suggestion would be to come in every six to eight weeks for maintenance. If you
Most people who wear gels do not understand how to maintain them properly. It’s not that they don’t want to, it’s that they don’t know what the best practices are, and how to achieve maximum mileage from their gel manicure. That is why I am starting this blog.
I want to teach you how to care for your gels so you can enjoy them for their full life expectancy, and so that you can get the most value for your money. And I hope that by educating you about gel nails, I can help correct common misconceptions about gels as well.
I often hear people say: “Gel nails are just no good.” or “Gel nails don’t last long at all.” or “My nails always break when I have gels.” These are not true statements and I get quite upset when clients come into my salon with these preconceived notions about gels!
How many weeks can you wear them before they need to come off?
I am so excited when I go to get my nails done. They just look so beautiful and I love the compliments. I am lucky enough to have a friend who is a nail tech and she does my nails for me. Even though she is my friend, I still want to tip her because let’s face it, she works very hard on my hands.
I usually get them done every 3 weeks. That’s what I tell all of my friends but honestly though, that’s not always the case. Sometimes I can go 4-5 weeks with no problems! So then, what are some things you can do to make sure your gel nails stay on as long as possible?
Here are some tips:
1. Get your nails filled in every 3 weeks or so. When you get them filled in, they will be as good as new and they will last longer than if you wait until they start getting grown out.
2. Try not to use your nails as tools or openers! This is one of the main reasons why gel nails chip or break off. Yes, we all do it but try not to!
3. If you notice any lifting of the gel nail,
How to get your gel manicure to last longer? This is a question we hear often. Unfortunately, there is no magic solution but you can definitely try some easy tips to make your gel nails last longer.
Most nail gels are made to last at least 14 days. It is normal for your gel nails to start chipping or popping off after this period of time.
You might notice that the tips of your nails are starting to pop off first. This is because the free edge of your nails are weaker than the other parts and will always start peeling off sooner than the rest of your nails. If you have long nails in general, you can expect them to be less durable and more prone to chipping.
If you have weak, brittle nails or if you use your hands a lot at work, this will also shorten the duration of your manicure.