Treatment/ Product Information
Overlay vs Gel polish
Gel Polish vs Shellac
Does gel polish/ overlays/extensions ruin your nails?
Do your nails need to breathe or have a break?
Why is cuticle oil important?
How do I make my manicure last as long as possible?
Hard gel vs Acrygel vs Acrylic
Hard gel is a thick gel consistency cured under a UV lamp. Gel is softer than acrylic, however, is much less likely to lift and preforms better when exposed to a lot of water.
Acrygel is an exact mix of both gel and acrylic. It’s a dough-like consistency cured under a UV lamp. It has the benefit of no heat spike.
Acrylic is a powder and liquid monomer mix to form a dough-like bead which is cured by air.
At Kennedy Beauty Studios we don’t use acrylic due to the more abrasive preparation and removal process and lack of flexibility in comparison to gel. If gel were a plastic cup then acrylic would be a glass cup. While a glass cup might seem harder, if you drop the glass, it will break, while the plastic cup will be fine.