5 Types of Manicures You Need to Try in 2020

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When picking out your next manicure, be sure to consider which manicures fit with your look and your lifestyle. Different types of nails require different levels of upkeep, longer or shorter appointment times, and yield many different results.

To make choosing your next manicure simple,  we’ve gathered our top 5 of the trendiest manicures of 2020. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be ready to book your next manicure with confidence!

Standard Manicure

  1. What IS a basic manicure?

Also known as a regular manicure, a basic manicure involves trimming, shaping, filing, and buffing your nails, along with refreshing your cuticles. A regular nail polish is often applied at the end of this treatment, although you can always opt for gel polish for an additional fee.

  1. How much does it cost?

A regular manicure typically costs $30, although this price can change depending on the type of polish you want applied and if you opt for additional services, like nail art or a matching set of toenails.

  1. How long does it take?

An average appointment takes 30 to 60 minutes depending on how rough your hands are, the type of polish you have applied, and drying time.

  1. How long do the results last?

Manicures with regular, non-gel polish can chip very easily, especially if you don’t give your nails enough time to dry. Usually, regular manicure lasts for only a couple of days, but the polish is easy for you to remove at home if you get bored of the colour.

Shellac Manicure

  1. What IS a Shellac manicure?

Shellac is a professional brand of nail polish that is only found in nail salons. It’s a polish-gel hybrid; it has the long-wear benefits of gel with the intense colour and shine of a regular polish.

  1. How long does it last?

Shellac polish tends to stay looking like new for around 14 days, depending on how much you work with your hands.

  1. How do I remove it?

For the easiest and safest removal of Shellac nails, it’s always best to have your trusted nail professional do it. However, if you are going to take any polish off at home, Shellac is probably one of the safest. It doesn’t require any scraping that can hurt your nails and nail bed.

  1. How much does it cost?

A typical Shellac manicure will cost between $45 and $65, depending on what design you choose.

Gel Manicure

  1. How is gel different from acrylic?

Gel nails are usually more flexible than acrylics. Acrylic nails are made from a rigid material that are supposed to mimic your natural nail while gel nails have a beautiful glossy finish.

  1. Does it damage my nails?

Gel polish is perfectly safe for your nails as long as it’s applied AND removed by an experienced technician. Gel polish can damage your nails if you start to pick it off once it starts to flake or try to remove it yourself.

  1. How much does it cost?

A gel manicure costs between $35 and $45, depending on the number of additional services you want to receive during your manicure.

  1. How long does it last?

The best thing about a gel manicure is that it takes less than 45 minutes to apply but the polish lasts up to 3 weeks. Because the polish is cured using a UV lamp, there is no additional drying time. The curing process is what makes gel nails so durable and long-lasting.

Dip Powder Manicure

  1. What is dip powder?

Dip powder is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a pigmented powder that your nails are dipped into. It’s then sealed to your nails by layers of safe adhesives, needing no drying time. Dip Powder manicures are dry manicures because excess water or natural oils can cause the dip powder to lift sooner.

  1. How long does it last?

Dip powder is long-wearing, lasting usually 2 to 4 weeks. However, some experts recommend having it removed as early as 14 days to keep your nails happy and healthy.

  1. How much does it cost?

A new set of dip powder nails at Divine Nails will cost between $70 and $80 depending on the design you want.

  1. Can I remove these nails myself?

The removal process for dip powder nails is similar to that of gel polish. It is possible for you to remove your nails at home, but you have to be very careful. Do NOT pick off the polish or you risk ripping off the top layer of your nails. To avoid any potential damage to your nails and nail bed, please let your trusted nail technician remove dip powder nails in the salon.

Solar Manicure

  1. What is a solar manicure?

Solar nails are a type of acrylic nail that are traditionally white and pink. Solar nails are very durable but safer for your nails than regular acrylic extensions.  They maintain their luster by being embedded to your natural nail in just two simple steps.

  1. How long do they last?

One big advantage to Solar nails is that they don’t need to be replaced after only 2 weeks, unlike regular acrylic extensions. Instead, you can simply get your nails refilled, as needed. Most solar nails need a refill within 3 weeks.

  1. How difficult is it to remove them?

Removing Solar nails can be a timely process. As always, the best way to get your manicure removed safely is by having a professional do it. If you are attempting to remove them yourself at home, be very careful that you soak your nails long enough in pure acetone and that you absolutely do not apply force, as this can damage your natural nails.

  1. How much do they cost?

At Divine Nails, a new set of Solar nails will cost you between $60 and $75 depending on what design you choose. Usually done once or twice a month, a refill only costs around $40.

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