Many women throughout the Treasure Valley know the frustration of leaving their Boise hair salon after a fresh manicure, only to smudge or chip it the moment you step out the door. However, when the gel manicure was invented, it put that annoyance to rest, allowing women to enjoy shiny, chip-free nails for weeks. While a gel manicure provides a wide variety of benefits, there are some important things you need to do to maintain it. That’s why unDONE would like to provide you with the following tips to keep your nails looking healthy and beautiful.
Keep Your Nails & Cuticles Hydrated
A gel manicure can be very drying and cause your nails to become brittle. However, all nail polish is drying. That’s why it’s important to ensure your nails and cuticles are properly hydrated to keep them strong and healthy. Yogi, our master nail technician recommends rubbing your nails and cuticles with vitamin E oil nightly to prevent damage and keep them hydrated.
Invest In A Gel Friendly Top Coat
Investing in a gel friendly top coat will keep your nails looking fresh and shiny between manicures. Applying a fresh top coat weekly will also prevent any nicks or chips that can happen as a result of daily activity.
Keep Your Nails Short
If you want to look rock the look of a gel manicure, it’s a good idea to keep your nails short and neat. Gel polish can soften your nails, leaving them prone to snagging. By keeping them short, you will avoid any unwanted broken nails.
Don’t Peel The Gel Polish
We know it can be tempting to peel off your gel manicure but it’s important not to! Peeling away layers of gel polish can damage your nail bed if it isn’t done properly. At unDONE Salon, our master nail technician will provide you with proper removal techniques and tips if you decide to do it yourself at home. If your nails look particularly rough after the gel polish has been removed, it’s important to keep your nails hydrated with the tips above and take a little break before your next gel manicure.
Boise Manicure & Pedicure
The best way to keep your nails strong while maintaining a beautiful gel manicure is to visit our master nail technician at unDONE Salon. As a full-service salon in Boise, we are here to take care of all your hair, skin, and nail needs to keep you looking and feeling your best. To learn more about the services we offer contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and styling tips!