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Natural nails and nail enhancements range from acrylic to gels to Gel-x The application, strength, and longevity of each enhancement. Are you just wanting color over your natural that last longer then regular nail polish ? Are you a first time nailbie? Are you just getting these for a special occasion? What are your nail goals ? Here at Addicted to Beauty we are all about all things beauty and making you feel and look beautiful. Building confidence is what we love to do !  Healthy nails is all we know ! We are here to help . Have any extra questions just send us a text or message. Look forward to you becoming a client . 


What is Gel-x Nail Extension?

Gel-X extensions have the malleability of asoft gel polish and the length of a press-onor glue-on nail. The extension is made outof gel polish which is applied directly ontop of your full natural nail and can be cutand shaped to your preference. Our Gel-X Extension Service uses the same materials  as a Gel Manicure, but the technique can create length past your natural  nails, thanks to clear tips that are filed  to blend seamlessly with them. Unlike acrylic or hard-gel extensions, Gel-Xtips don't just sit at the tip of the nails.Instead, they cover the entire nail bedfrom cuticle to free edge. We offer varioussizes of full-coverage tips, which allow youto customize the ones you use based onthe size and shape of your finger. while they do come in different shapes square , round, or stiletto- you can cut and shape them however you want. You can also pick from short, medium, long,stiletto, coffin, round, or square shapes.Once you've selected the shape and size of your nail, your natural tips are prepped with a pH bonder and nail primer. Then,your nails get one coat of a thick, clear gel which is cured under a LED lamp. When your natural nails are cured, it's time to secure your extension. This is done by adding more of the Extend Gel polish tothe inside of the tip (the side sitting on your nail) and curing it with the LED lamp.The clear gel product fills in any of thegaps, making the nail extension evenstronger, similar to an acrylic. Perhaps what's best about gel nail-extensions are how natural they look. It is a better-looking finished product in the-end- it looks more natural than acrylic This is partially due to the fact that we're able to shape them the way that you want and make them as thin as your real nails.What's more, they won't lift the way that Acrylics do over time, looking less clunky on your hands.

How Long Do Gel-XExtensions Last?
If you're looking for a nail technique that won’t  chip when you wash the dishes orpeel off within one week, Gel-X nails willquickly win you over. When installed correctly, the nails can last up to 3-4 weeks without any lifting, meaning no raised edges or chipping off. You may notice some growth at the base of your nail after wearing the extensions for over three weeks , but that's also an indicator that it’s time to get your nails removed or redone(more on that ahead). Also great for special occasions for someone who has never gotten their nails done or acrylics before. 

Pink Banana, White Nails

What is Dip powder Nails?

Dip nail extensions method has been around for years but became extremely popular in the last two years dip powder is also commonly referred to as SNS nails, the dip powder nail technique involves dipping the nail into colored powder (or brushing the dip powder onto the nail), then using a clear sealant on top. The result is a longer-lasting manicure that can remain chip-free for up to a month. dip powder nails are a hybrid between gel nail polish and acrylic extensions. “Dipped powder nails give you the flexibility of gel nails and the durability of acrylic nails,” she says. “We typically like to use the dip powder on natural nails however this system can also be used with extended nails (such as with tips, but not with forms).

How long do dip powder manicures last?

Dip manicures typically last for three to four weeks. This will vary based on how well your current nail bed are. Also on your day to day activities. 

Great for someone transitioning from Gel who is already used to soaking off each time . Soak of typically take 10-15 minutes.


So, What Are Acrylic Nails? 

To put it simply, acrylic nails are are a mix of powder and liquid monomer that's combined into a blob of dough, shaped onto your nails with a brush, and then air-dried. "Acrylics do not require a lamp to cure , like Hard gel nail extensions method and they're great for changing the shape or extending your nails

Do Acrylic Nails Damage Your Natural Nails? 

Acrylics aren't any more damaging than other forms of fake nails — as long as they're properly taken care of. That includes getting them properly removed, regularly filled, and keeping them clean and dry. All of which prevents bacteria from getting into the acrylic and causing infections.


What is Hard Gel extension or overlay?

Hard Gel overlay-A clear or tinted hard gel applied to your Natural nail to add strength. An overlay can be refilled justlike a nail extension. 
Gel Nail Extension - A clear or tintedhard gel used with a nail form to build an extension ofyour natural nail.

How long does hard gel overlay last ?

A hard gel service usually takes about 2 hours and will cost around  $75,Of course, this will change depending on how much nail art or decorations you want to add. These nails will usually last about 3-4 weeks with proper care.

Is gel overlay good for your nails?
Hard Nail overlays are quite beneficial for people with brittle orshort nails due to issues with their nail growth or being habitual nail biters. Though overlays are the most apt choice for people with short damaged nails, they can definitely enhance the appearance of longer nails.


Manicure with Gel polish - Trim/ file , clean , cuticle care  and buff the nails then gel color of your choice is applied .After it has fully cured it is followed by hand massage and finished off with our cuticle oil. 

What is gel polish ?

Gel nail polish is a special varnish formula that is cured under ultraviolet lamps. Advocates assert that the gel formulas last at least two weeks without chipping, making them much more practical than regular manicures.

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