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 with no dust, no odor, no excessive buffing or filing to the natural nail, and no additional damage to the natural nail as they are adhered with gel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s also no fill required at three to four weeks — just apply a new set.
Gel-X extra long Fullset $62
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Add Shellac polish $5
Add regular polish $2
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