Nail extension

Which nail extension technique should you choose?

It should be said that all kind of extensions: upgrades, casting and strengthening nails are equally good. The needs and desires of customers are affecting the choice of techniques. When you decide which technique you want, it should be considerate a natural state of nails, a hobby, a variety of activities, individual lifestyles of which depends the length of the nails.

Type of woman and look of hand determine the ideal shape of the nails.


Gel technique is probably the most widespread method in Europe. The material is also based on acryl. UV lamp helps to tight a layer of gel on the nails. Gel can be done on natural nails using forms or tips. Gel promises more flexibility and for the majority is an ideal solution.

It doesn’t matter whether gel or acrylic is done on nails, they are growing normally. It is necessary to do correction in intervals of 4 to 6 weeks but on problematic nails by individual arrangement.

The only difference between the acrylic and gel technique is the processing and function, because the ingredients are substantially the same. Rumors that acrylic extension threatens health can only be spread by unskilled persons who do not know to do it or do not offer this type of technique.

Acryl (powder/liquid)

The oldest technique for upgrading is acrylic. The material consists of two components: a powder (polymer) and liquidation (monomer or liquid). Material – acrylic comes in dentistry and is used in 90% of the United States as standard. Without exaggeration, we can say that this system is a high school upgrade. A superb dressing with gorgeous colors and unusual 3D Nail Art – models, can only be achieved with this technique. That is why this technique is necessary in competition.

During each application, the powder and liquid are united and applied on the nail. We do not require a UV lamp because these two components lead to polymerization and thereby clamping the material. With acrylic technique, professional Nail designer can create thin and extremely resistant nails. All shapes and bumps on nail plate can be treated acrylic. Severe nail anomalies, caused by mechanical influences, trauma or other reasons, allow a perfect correction and give back the nail its own function, to protect the sensitive nerve endings

Misconceptions about extension

Artificial nails are harmful because the nail cannot breathe!

Truth: As we know, in the blood is oxygen, and the nail is fed through the capillaries, which are located in the nail bed, which is why the nail plate looks pinky.

Nail plate does not breathe! It is superstition that dates back to the 20th century, due to which the lanula hasn’t been dyed.  The nail is made ​​of keratin, which is a non-breathing substance produced by the body and used to create hair and the top layer of your skin. The nail is fed through the nail root, blood circulation and cuticle.  Professionally made ​​extension or opportunity to strengthen the natural nail is completely safe for natural nails!

Natural nails become thinner!

Truth: It is true that nails are soft after removing extension. Keratin must be tightened and it occurs due to oxidation, so after a few days nails become stronger. Otherwise, we must not forget that a nail extension is about 60 times thicker than natural nail. The very act is giving a subjective feeling that the nails are thin. It is important that removing extension is done by professionals who have appropriate training and knowledge about anatomy of nails.

Gel burned (combusted) nail!

Truth: The misconception is that during treatment there may be inflammation of the natural nail. In combination with UV light creates a thermal reaction that triggers photoinitiators, consequently leading to warming, which causes a feeling of warmth. The intensity of the heat depends on amounts of gel and nail sensitivity.