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Gel nails typically hold color longer than acrylic nails. Although gel nails are more expensive then acrylics, they do not result in unattractive chipping as often as with acrylic nails. Gel nails are more flexible and t... More »

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Acrylic nails involve mixing acrylic powder with a liquid and applying the mixture to the nails; it hardens with exposure to air. Gel nails involve applying multiple coats of a polish-like substance that requires exposur... More »

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Applying acrylic nails on children involves the same steps as putting the nails on an adult hand. Using the necessary supplies, prepare the nails with a manicure, apply the acrylic tips, and finish off the job with filin... More »

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To apply gel nails, clean the nails, apply a base coat, add two layers of gel color polish and a layer of topcoat, and cure the nails. Use gel base coat, gel color polish, gel topcoat, a nail brush, a nail file, water an... More »

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Good gel nail designs for fall include solid color nails with a glitter accent nail, leopard print nails, tribal prints and neutral-toned geometric print designs. Fall is a great time to explore different nail designs wh... More »

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To apply gel nail extensions, prepare and clean the original nails, select artificial nail extensions that fit over the nails, cover with gel substance, and use a UV light to harden the gel. This process provides durable... More »

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Gel nails offer longer staying power than traditional nail polishes, but there has been concern over the safety of the gel manicure. Gel nail polish is applied to the nail and then set by exposure to ultraviolet light. U... More »

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