Gel manicures are the biggest craze in the nail industry. They are popular because they don’t chip and can last twice as long as regular nail polish. Gel manicures range in price from $25 to $45. While they may be durable glossing nails may have long-term effects.
Frequent use can cause nail thinning, brittleness, peeling and cracking, and also hide nail disease. The UV light from lamps used to set the gel manicures cause similar skin damage to sunbeds, and experts recommend get nail treatment for special occasions and put on suncream beforehand.