Craving no-worry, chip-free nails for your summer getaway? Go for a gel manicure! Applied professionally, it lasts way longer than a regular paint and the results are super glossy – a surefire way to get you noticed! NSI Master Educator, Katia Da Silva, answers your gel questions here.
What makes gel polishes so great?
It’s a quick and easy treatment that’ll last two to three times longer than ordinary nail polish. It can also be used over acrylic nail enhancements for colour change, or just adding a funky colour to your nail enhancements.
Does it chip?
If done correctly, it should grow out, not chip off. If chips do occur it may be because the therapist applied the colour too thickly. Or, it may occur if you work with chemicals a lot, or need to move heavy boxes in your day to day life.
How can I take care of my nails that my gel nails last longer?
Use your nails as jewels and not as tools! Avoid opening cans with your nails and pamper your cuticles with an oil every evening. TRY NSI Nurture Oil (R85).
Head to Dream Nails salons and try the Polish Pro Spring Collection (R220). Visit dreamnails.co.za for your nearest branch.
Got a nail emergency? Don’t worry, you don’t have to repaint your nails just yet! Read these 3 quick fixes for damaged nails. And if you’re battling to maintain your nails, 5 tips for a long-lasting mani.