Answer: Wraps are pieces of silk, linen or fibreglass that have been cut to a desired shape and glued to the nail plate. This adds strength, and sometimes length, to the nail. Also though applied on top of natural nails, wraps are most commonly used to strengthen tips. Silk is the most natural-looking wrap and provides a lot of flexibility, but it is often too delicate for those with an active lifestyle. Nail Creations only use and recommend Silk Wraps.
What are Acrylic Nails?
Answer: These are the strongest and last the longest of all nail overlays. They usually need to be filled in every two to three weeks as your nails grow, but if you are hard on them, you may need to see the manicurist more often to avoid nail loosening. This will also lead to mildew if water gets trapped underneath. Nail Creations DO NOT recommend or use acrylic nails as they can damage the nail and nail bed.
What are Gel Nails?
Answer: Once, these nails were made of dental porcelain gel-powder. Now, manicurists use a Mylar form to sculpt your nail, and then cure – or set – it under an ultraviolet light. Because of this process, gel nails may need to be filled in less often than acrylic ones, although fill-ins are still necessary, and a professional must remove the tips. This type of artificial nail may not be ideal for those who type a lot, as constant contact with a keyboard can cause the gel seal around the nail to crack and break. Nail Creations do not use this technique.