Are Gel Nails Better Than Acrylic Ones

If you are confused about getting acrylic nails or gels nails, don’t worry. This post will compare both and help you decide which one is best for you. Let’s get started!

Are Gel Nails Better Than Acrylic Ones?

There are many ways in which acrylic nails are better. But then the gel nails outperform them too on occasion.

Gel Nails Last 14 Days Without Chipping

One of the most exciting beauty innovations in recent years is the gel manicure. This treatment allows nails to remain chip-free for up to two weeks, and it doesn’t require a drying time. However, there are some things to keep in mind to get the best result. First, make sure you use a topcoat, which protects the nails and can help them last longer.

Gel polish is tough on natural nails, and if you are not careful, your nails can chip or peel. It’s possible to fix a chip with nail glue, but be careful not to file it as this will break the seal between the topcoat and the gel. This can also cause the polish to peel.

Another way to ensure a long-lasting gel manicure is to avoid water and other objects from touching the nails. This will help keep the color fresher longer. Moreover, your nails won’t chip or peel if you don’t touch them for at least an hour after the application.

Gel Nails Are A Healthier Alternative to Acrylic Nails

While acrylic nails can look very good, they can also damage your nails, especially during the removal process. Unlike acrylic, gel nails adhere to the nail like regular polish, so water won’t damage them. They are also easier to remove than acrylic and don’t have the same chemical smell.

Acrylic nails are also very costly and require frequent filing and shaping, which can be both time consuming and expensive. In addition, acrylic nails tend to be unnatural and require a long growing-out period to restore your natural nails. Also, acrylic nails can be very toxic to the natural nail, so you will want to consider a healthier alternative.

Acrylic nails can also break easily, especially if you are performing heavy work with your hands. The acrylic can also look bulky and unnatural. They can also take a while to dry. They can also be hard to remove without damaging the nail bed.

Gel Nails Are Easier to Maintain

Acrylic and gel nails are two very different systems that need to be maintained differently. Acrylic nails are typically more expensive and harder to maintain, and gels are less expensive. Both systems can be layered to give different looks. For example, you could add a layer of nail art on top of a gel manicure to create a stunning look.

Gel nails are more durable than acrylics, and are easier to keep clean. They are also more flexible and feel more like your own nails. You can even add a layer of nail lacquer to tone down the look if you wish. This means they will last longer than acrylic nails.

If you are busy and don’t have much time to spend at the salon, you may want to consider going for gel nails. The application process is much simpler and doesn’t involve complicated steps. But you should also keep in mind that the removal process of gels can also damage the nail bed. Because acetone is used during the soak-off process, it dries out the natural nail. Likewise, if you have to file off your gels, they can cause the same damage as acrylics.

They Are More Affordable

Getting a manicure with acrylic nails isn’t cheap, but gel nails can be very affordable. You can get a full set of nails done for about $30, and monthly fill-ins can run around $15 to $30. The price for an acrylic nail set is generally $30-55, but some places charge as much as $80. You should also factor in the tip. You should tip anywhere from 15 to 20% of the cost of the manicure.

Both acrylic and gel nails are durable, but they need regular maintenance to stay beautiful. Acrylic nails can peel off easily if you get into a sweat, but gel nails will last longer. Also, acrylic nails will lift away from your nail bed due to body oil. Ultimately, the cost of acrylic or gel nails will depend on your personal preferences, your budget, and the amount of time you are willing to spend at the salon.

If you are looking for a manicure that lasts two weeks, gel nails may be your best option. They are more affordable and more durable than acrylic nails, and they are also longer-lasting.

The Final Word

If you are considering having acrylic nails or gel nails done, you should know that both have many pros and cons. Acrylic nails are much more likely to chip over time, while gel nails can last up to 14 days before they start to chip. Moreover, gel nails are much cheaper, healthier, and easier to maintain. You can get pretty gel nails manicure at Sapron Beauty Spa!


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01:24 19 Jun 24
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19:10 19 Apr 24
Great job tanvi .she did excellent pedicure I will be definitely back.
Karen HallettKaren Hallett
19:10 19 Apr 24
Harpreet gives an excellent manicure & pedicure. I will be back again 🙂
Vishakha SharmaVishakha Sharma
00:46 19 Apr 24
Substandard service by the staff. I’m not sure about her name, but I had to stop her mid-way in my manicure as she did the job so terribly. I asked her to keep my nails straight and not a single nail looked the same as the others. I went in with my husband who got his pedicure done, which was okay. When I stopped her, I went outside for a minute and she asked my husband if he’ll be paying for me as I have left. She was so impatient for taking the money for that substandard shellac removal she did for me. Never going in again.
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18:59 17 Apr 24
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05:09 09 Apr 24
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00:53 14 Mar 24
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seema sharmaseema sharma
01:02 13 Mar 24
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Nidhi BhavsarNidhi Bhavsar
23:17 12 Mar 24
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22:12 08 Mar 24
i got an acrylic set with tanvi, she was amazing and very thorough! ill be coming back to her as often as i can.edit: to add my second set
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Justine LopezJustine Lopez
19:36 24 Feb 24
Just had my nails done by Harpreet. And let me tell you I am so happy with the outcome. I told Harpreet it’s my first time getting acrylic nails, I always did my own nails with those acrylic nails from amazon but those are such hassle to put on so I decided to have a professional do my nails. And I’m glad I came to this place. Highly recommended. Clean place, loved the ambiance and Harpreet was just amazing and I am definitely coming back here in a month and make it my go to place for my nails :)Edit: added photos of my 5th visit (pink nails) and as usual Harpreet did another amazing job. Been coming back here since my first review and Harpreet never disappoints. Only thing I regret is not posting all my previous acrylic nails done by Harpreet. Will definitely keep coming back. All the ladies are very talented and kind. Highly recommend :)
Heaven-Lee GamblerHeaven-Lee Gambler
22:13 11 Feb 24
I genuinely enjoyed my experience at this new spot my momma discovered. As a new customer I will be coming here from now on because the space is very laid back, they had frequencies playing on one side of the room to set the mood and on the side I sat on, they had some house music chill remixes playing that had great visuals from tropical islands. It was divinely timed an orchestrated to be here today. We got some manicures done and had a great experience overall.
Mk tlvMk tlv
19:22 04 Jan 24
RECOMMENDFirst time coming here. Saw the good reviews and tried it. Was not disappointed, Harpreet did an amazing job!! Pedi + Mani, I feel sooo pretty!
01:29 17 Nov 23
Had a wonderful and relaxing manicure/french tips & pedicure with Harpreet. She did exactly what I showed her in pictures. The results were beautiful and beyond my expectations. I loved the ambient and the friendly staff. Harpreet did an excellent job! I will definitely be returning & recommending to friends and family. Thank you Harpreet (Sapron)! 💅💖

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