Gel nails can last for two weeks or more. While gel nails stay chip free for a considerable amount of time, some application techniques and protective measures can lengthen the life of the gel nails.
Using a base coat and a top coat can help gel nails last longer. Applying an additional top coat every two days can also help maintain the nails. Using a light-colored nail polish can keep gel nails looking fresh longer because chips and cracks are less noticeable. Glitter top coats can also conceal small chips. Wearing rubber gloves when cleaning or doing dishes also protects nails from chipping.