If you've heard (or haven't heard) about Apres Gel-X extensions, the acrylic-alternative favoured by celebrities, you must be wondering what makes them so special! Luckily for you, we've taken the liberty of passing on EVERYTHING you need to know about Apres Gel X Nail Extensions – you’re welcome. Looking to get in done? LVSH Beauty Bar in Vaughan is your place.
What are Apres Gel-X extensions?
Apres Gel-X nails are like the lovechild of a gel mani, acrylic extensions and press-on nails. They’re applied over your entire nail bed (not just the tips, like acrylics or hard gel extensions). The extensions are clear – which means they can be used to create trends like seaglass nails – and come in different shapes and lengths.
What are they made from?
Apres Gel-X nail extensions are made from the same gel that’s in polish. This means they’re a lot thinner, more malleable and – best of all – more natural-looking than traditional extensions.
How are they applied?
First, your nail is prepped with a primer. The extension is then applied with a layer of clear gel polish, which is cured under an LED lamp to bond it to the natural nail. Once applied, they can be painted just like a normal mani. The whole process takes around an hour and a half.
How long do they last?
Apres Gel-X extensions “grow out” over the course of about 3-4 weeks. While acrylic extensions have a similar lifespan, the regrowth is much less noticeable with Apres Gel because they’re thinner and don’t lift at the edges.
How are they removed?
Proper removal is important to make sure your natural nail doesn’t get damaged. Apres Gel-X nails are made from gel, so are removed just like a gel manicure – the top layer is broken with an electric file before being soaked off with acetone.
Are they safe?
While all nail enhancements have a risk of damaging the natural nail – especially if they’re not properly removed – Apres Gel-X nails don’t involve the harsh chemicals that acrylics do and are healthier for your nails.