Nail art started in ancient Babylonia, when males used to color their nails to display their social status. Nail art has now become part of female beauty therapy, it has gained more importance recently. Artificial nails enhance the beauty of our natural nails. In the past acrylic nail was the only option, but there are many options available now a days. Some are described here-
Acrylic nails are also known as "liquid and powder nails". These are created using liquid monomer and polymer powder. They have been around for a long time, whereas gel nails are recent addition to the nail art. Pink and white acrylics are more common types. Acrylic nail extension can be created using nail forms(molds).
These extensions are made using a hard gel product. They are hardened by curing under an UV or LED light. However, many services involving the use of gel products are also called gel nails.
There are two types of gel, hard gel and soft gel. Hard type, once cured, is strong enough to be used for nail extension. Artificial tips made using a nail product to extend the nails beyond the natural nails, are known as extensions. extensions are never made using the soft gel. Gel polishes and thicker gels are used for gel overlay services. Gel polishes are used for gel polish manicure. This type of manicure, when done professionally, is gentle to the nails, and the polish of nails stays intact for a long time without any significant chipping.
Gel is used to create extensions. Gel usually comes in pots of gel or bottles of gel polish. All gel services are performed using a gel. Gels are available in many colors and all the forms need curing under U.V. or LED light. Curing is the process in which photo-initiators within the gel are exposed to the U.V. or L.E.D. light, process of polymerization makes the gel hard.
Fiberglass And Silk Wraps-
Fiberglass and silk wraps are used in overlay services. The product is laid on top of the natural nails. These products are not strong enough to be used in extensions, so they are only laid over existing nails to enhance their look and shine. This service is often used to repair broken nails.
These treatments enhance the beauty of nails. You can get DIY kits from the market, if you want to create your own acrylic nails.