What are gel nails?
Gel nails are a specific type of artificial nails, but have a more natural look especially when compared to acrylic nails. Calgel, in particular, was designed with the natural nail in mind. If you are looking for a product that not only protects, but also helps to improve the condition of the natural nail, then this is the product for you.
Designed for the natural nail
Calgel allows and encourages nail growth whist providing beautiful, long lasting and glossy nails. Its damage free soak off has gained a strong reputation since its introduction; Calgel remains the only true ORIGINAL one phase soak off gel. To help answer the question, 'what are gel nails?', try Calgel for yourself and you will understand why so many convert to gel nails from other, harsher systems.
This unique system offers one clear gel that can be used as a sculpture gel to build shape as well as length without the need for primers, base gels or finishing/sealer gels. Available in over 130 colours; Calgel colour gel can also be applied directly to the natural nail. With only two layers of colour gel required to complete the treatment, our colour gel manicures are often referred to as an ‘Express Manicure’. Some technicians choose to finish with a layer of clear gel to help build and reduce any ridges in the nail and to create the perfect c-curve.
Calgel is extremely hard wearing; its strength is in its flexibility as it acts as a shock absorber on the natural nail, removing the risk of chipping and cracking. This allows movement with the natural nail and reduces the possibility of breakage and snapping. An optional layer of clear gel can be applied onto the natural nail prior to tip application to help provide extra protection and stability for the natural nail.
Better for your nails
Calgel allows air and moisture to pass through the layers of the gel so nails do not become dehydrated, flaky or brittle over time. For this reason, no ‘break’ is needed between treatments and one can infill up to three times before requiring a soak off. After fully and safely soaking off, fresh layers of Calgel can be applied without the worry of ruining the natural nail.
The ability to infill
One unique asset of Calgel’s ability to infill allows changing colour from a lighter gel colour to a darker shade, giving a whole new look without having to soak off. Fortnightly removals are not necessary, this avoids over exposure to soak off products which may cause the nails to dry out, if being used too often. Calgel is as close to an everlasting polish as you can get.
The ability to change colour
An alternative to infilling a new gel colour, changing colour at home is easy; simply apply our nail polish over your clear or colour gel and remove with Cleanse (our non-acetone remover). There are no restrictions to changing the colour and the gel is there to protect your nails underneath. Your nail polish will also last longer over gel and helps to avoid any staining of the nail.
Once Calgel has been correctly and safely soaked off, the natural nail will be left clean and damage free.
The removal process involves placing Wonder Wipe (cotton wool), soaked in our Soak Off solution, on top of the gel and then wrapping our Soak Off Foil around the finger tip. This allows the gel to lift off from the nail plate. A full soak off should only take minutes and by using Wonder Wipe there is no need to soak the fingers in a bowl of acetone. NO harsh tools, electric drills or files are needed.
The condition of the natural nail will either be improved or remain as strong and hydrated (providing they were in a good condition to begin with).