The-Gel-Manicure-(aka-Shellac-Nails)-Pros-&-Cons-Photo1GEL MANICURE
One of the hottest nail trends right now is the gel manicure. This is also a type of artificial nail and is similar to acrylics, but with a more natural look. They are thinner, said to be more flexible, and won’t cause as much damage to your natural nails. Known to last longer, gel nails are more expensive, colors are limited, and they require special UV lamps for drying—which some say could put you at a higher risk for developing skin cancer. If you break a gel nail or a need a color change, a visit to the salon is needed. If you want to skip all of this, you can try Red Carpet’s Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit ($75) at home.