Here is our pick for the top venues offering Gel Nails in Sydney .
The big question is this: do I create my own gel nails at home or do I go to a nail salon? To us, that's a no-brainer. Seriously, why would you bother dealing with all that fuss and mess at home when it is now such an accessible service in Sydney?
Interestingly, it was the early use of home gel nail kits that set this product back a decade in the first place. Gel nails first appeared in the US in the 1980s, available in salons and as home kits. In both cases, lack of training ended in disaster for some, with burnt fingers and ugly results. It wasn't until the 1990s that the product earned a better reputation.
Don't let that put you off. Gel nails in Sydney today are safe and offer amazing results. In fact, many say they are a much healthier alternative to acrylic nails.
Like acrylics, gel nails can be used to extend your natural nails. This is referred to as hard gel. If you're happy with the length but want great colour, shine and durability, soft gel is the answer. Not surprisingly, soft gel is much easier to remove, too.
Gel nails usually involve three coats, like traditional nail polish. That's a base coat, colour and top coat. Each coat has to be cured under a UV light. It's that part of the process that gives you the great smudge-free finish and long-lasting strength.
Fans of the best gel nails in Sydney will also tell you it's a more natural look than acrylics and not as thick and rigid. If, however, you are tough on your nails acrylics might be a better choice.
Gel nails are available in so many gorgeous hues and can be jazzed up with stickers and other adornments. They are also fantastic for a traditional French manicure or the more modern twist on that look.
You can easily find gel nails in Sydney by browsing the Bookwell directory and making a booking online.