June 17, 2023

The Benefits of Gel Manicures and Pedicures

There’s no doubt that clean, well-manicured nails are a must – after all, your hands are one of the first things people notice about you. And if you’re getting a polish with your manicure to add a little color to your style, you want it to last. That’s just one of the reasons why gel manicures and pedicures are the perfect choice for your regular manicure regimen.

Long lasting. While acrylic polish can still be a good option, it just doesn’t last as long as gel manicures and pedicures. That’s because gel manicures and pedicures use a curing process with a special UV or LED light that creates a hardened shell that lasts for weeks.

Gives your nails added protection. That hard shell from the curing process acts as a barrier to your natural nails, protecting them from harsh environmental chemicals and pollutants that can cause damage. And if your nails are naturally prone to breakage, gel manicures are the perfect solution because that tough shell protects against breaking and chipping in between manicures.

Dries very quickly. We’ve all experienced it – that awful moment when you accidentally bump against something with your hands while you have wet nail polish. That’s a quick way to ruin a perfect manicure, and no one wants that to happen. With gel manicures and pedicures, the color is dried and hardened in a minute under the special curing light, leaving you with perfectly manicured nails so you can get on with your busy day.

Look and feel like natural nails. Although they are tough and durable, your gel manicure and pedicure will look and feel just like your natural nails.

It’s important to schedule regular manicures and pedicures, not just for the looks, but to keep your skin and nails healthy:

  • Better circulation. Our extremities – our hands and feet – are the least likely part of our body to have good blood circulation. Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to our cells, so circulation is important to keep skin and nails healthy. In each manicure and pedicure, the massage is an important element, not only to soak in lotions, oils, and serums, but also to keep blood circulating well.
  • Fewer infections. It’s hard to spot a fungal infection in your nails until it’s too late, especially on your toes, where the environment can be moist and warm. With regular manicures and pedicures, your Summit Salon Academy KC nail technician can assess the health of your skin on both your hands and feet to catch a problem and treat it before it gets painful or unsightly.
  • Softer skin. We all need to pay a little more attention to the skin on our hands and feet, and by having regular manicures and pedicures, our nail technicians can apply specialized treatments that nourish, protect, and leave your skin silky soft.
  • Time to de-stress. Everyone has busy lives, and sometimes we all need to slow down and enjoy some “me time.” Scheduling regular manicures and pedicures gives you that dedicated time to relax and get pampered. You emerge from the salon feeling refreshed as well as looking beautiful.

At Summit Salon Academy KC, our student nail technicians complete a full training program before working with our clients, and all students are supervised in our luxury salon by professional, experienced nail technicians, and estheticians. You get a fabulous manicure and pedicure at a reasonable price, and our students gain valuable experience that helps jump-start their professional careers. It’s a win-win for everyone at Summit Salon Academy KC.

Ready to schedule your gel manicure and pedicure? Make an appointment today at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City and our student nail technicians will leave your nails looking fabulous! You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO or call us at (816) 252-4247 x301 to schedule your appointment. You can also find more information, book an appointment, and receive appointment reminders right on your mobile device with our free mobile app, available for download on iTunes and Google Play.