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7 Types of Manicure to Show Off Your Style

Your nails are more than just a canvas for nail polish. They are an expression of your personality, mood, and style. And with so many different types of manicure available, you can customize your nails to suit any occasion, season, or vibe. Whether you want a simple and classic look, a bold and trendy statement, or a fun and creative design, there is a manicure type for you. But how do you choose the right one? And what are the pros and cons of each one? In this article, we will introduce you to 7 types of manicure that you need to try for yourself. From regular lacquer to gel extensions, from acrylics to dip powder, these manicure types will give you the perfect nails for any situation. Read on to discover how you can show off your style with these 7 types of manicure.

7 Types of Manicure to Show Off Your Style

1. Standard Manicure 

A standard manicure is a great way to keep your nails looking neat and polished. It typically includes filing and shaping the nails, pushing back the cuticles, and applying a base coat, two coats of nail polish, and a top coat. A standard manicure is a great choice if you’re looking for a simple and low-maintenance option that still looks great. It’s also a good choice if you’re on a budget or short on time, as it typically takes only about 30 minutes to complete. You can choose from a wide range of colors and finishes to match your personal style, and if you take good care of your nails afterwards, your manicure can last up to a week. Overall, a standard manicure is a great choice for anyone looking for a classic and timeless look for their nails.

2. Vinylux Manicure 

A Vinylux manicure is a step up from regular nail polish. Vinylux is actually a professional colour brand created to last longer but yet versatile enough to be used either at home or at the salon. Consisting of a two-part system with a self-adhering colour coat, Vinylux requires no base coat. It has a top coat that shimmers in natural light, and is hardier. With the right application, Vinylux can last as long as about seven days. 

3. Shellac Manicure 

If you’re looking for a long-lasting and low-maintenance manicure, a shellac manicure might be just what you need. Shellac is a type of nail polish that is cured under a UV light, resulting in a durable and chip-resistant finish that can last up to two weeks. Shellac manicures are great for those who want a glossy and polished look without having to worry about frequent touch-ups or chipping. They come in a wide range of colors and finishes, so you can find the perfect shade to match your style. And unlike traditional polish, shellac polish is formulated to be gentle on the nails, so you don’t have to worry about damaging your natural nails during the removal process. Overall, if you’re looking for a hassle-free and long-lasting manicure, consider giving shellac a try.

4. Gel Manicure 

Gel manicures can be broadly categorised into two types: the soft and the hard. Soft gel or gel polish is porous and can be easily soaked in the salon. Hard gel is a sculpting gel, which allows you to extend the nail and create interesting shapes, such as ballerina or stiletto nails. Nevertheless, hard gel is not porous, which means you will need to file it off when you want to remove them. Gel nails can cause damage to your nails in the long term. If you have issues with your natural nails, it is advisable to take off your polish for about a fortnight to restore the keratin. Gel manicures generally lasts about three weeks but rarely more than a month. 

5. Dip Powder Manicure 

Have you heard of dip powder manicures? They’re a relatively new trend in the world of nails, but they’re quickly gaining popularity among those who want a long-lasting, low-maintenance manicure. Dip powder manicures use a special powder that is applied to the nails with a brush and then cured under a UV lamp. The result is a smooth, durable finish that can last up to four weeks without chipping or peeling. The process is also relatively quick, taking only about 30 minutes from start to finish. Plus, dip powder manicures come in a wide variety of colors and finishes, so you can customize your manicure to your liking. If you’re looking for a manicure that will last longer than traditional polish and won’t require frequent touch-ups, consider trying a dip powder manicure.

6. Gel Extensions 

If you’re looking for a long-lasting and durable manicure, gel extensions might be the perfect solution for you. Gel extensions are similar to acrylic nails, but they use a special gel formula that is cured under a UV light. This results in a strong and flexible nail extension that can last up to three weeks without chipping or peeling. The process involves applying a base coat, adding the gel extension, and then shaping and filing the nail to your desired shape and length. Gel extensions can also be customized with a wide range of colors and finishes, so you can create a manicure that is unique to you. And unlike acrylic nails, gel extensions don’t emit strong fumes or require harsh chemicals to remove, making them a safer and more eco-friendly option. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance manicure that will last for weeks, consider trying gel extensions.

7. Acrylics

Acrylic nails are a popular choice for those who want a durable and long-lasting manicure. Acrylics are made from a mixture of powder and liquid that is applied to the natural nail and then shaped and filed to create a desired length and shape. The result is a strong and durable nail that can last up to three weeks. Acrylics can also be customized with a wide range of colors and finishes, making them a versatile choice for any occasion. One downside of acrylic nails is that they can be difficult to remove and can cause damage to the natural nail if not done properly. However, with proper care and maintenance, acrylics can be a great choice for anyone looking for a low-maintenance and long-lasting manicure. So why not give acrylics a try and see how they can elevate your nail game?

How to get beautiful nails without visiting the salon?

If you want beautiful nails but can’t make it to the salon, there are still plenty of ways to achieve a salon-worthy look at home. First, make sure to keep your nails clean and trimmed regularly to prevent any breakage or damage. Use a gentle nail file to shape your nails to your desired length and shape. Next, invest in a good quality nail polish and base and top coat to make your manicure last longer. You can also try experimenting with different nail art techniques, such as using nail stickers or stamping plates, to add some fun and personality to your manicure. And don’t forget to moisturize your cuticles and hands regularly to keep them healthy and hydrated. With a little bit of practice and some basic tools, you can achieve beautiful nails without ever having to leave your home.

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Terence is Tropika Club Magazine's deputy editor who loves learning about animals and their behavior. He is also an anthropologist, so he is very interested in how different cultures interact with animals. He has worked in the publishing industry for over 10 years, and have been lucky enough to work with some amazing authors and editors.

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