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Everything You Need to Know About Gel-X Manicures ( Apres )

Updated: Jul 8, 2023

Are you looking for a less-damaging, longer-lasting, more beautiful manicure? If so, you should join the Gel-X ( Apres ) revolution! Gel-X nails are the best thing since sliced bread, and Neo Nails is happy to provide our clients with the service.

Keep reading to learn more!

What is Gel-X?

The patented Gel-X was invented by the brand Apres Nails as a way to create a less-damaging nail extension, especially for women who like to switch up their manicures. Gel-X is different from traditional acrylic because it not only is faster service, but it also lasts longer with no lifting. Gel-X sets last around 3-4 weeks.

The Gel-X ( Apres ) system uses soft gel nail tips, which are applied to the natural nail with minimum filing. They’re stuck to the nail beds and then cut, shaped, and painted over to complete your favorite design that doesn’t lift like regular gel or damage your natural nails like acrylics.

What’s the Difference Between Gel-X and Acrylics?

Acrylic is applied using a brush and monomer liquid over a nail form or half-cover tip, while Gel-X uses full-cover tips made of gel that are stuck directly onto the nail. No harsh filing, cutting, or shaping like there is with acrylic. The Gel-X system is generally much faster and requires less work.

Additionally, Gel-X doesn’t need fill-ins. When the nails are grown out or when you want to switch up your set, simply soak them off with acetone for 15 minutes and make another appointment with the salon to get a new manicure. If you’re in the Miami area, Gel-X is near you!

What’s the Difference Between Gel-X and Gel?

While they technically have the same base, there’s a huge difference between Gel-X and traditional gel. Traditional gel polish is painted onto the natural nail and often lifts before the polish fully grows out, not to mention that gel doesn’t act as a nail extender. Gel-X tips not only lengthen and strengthen your nails but also provide a smooth base for nail art. The standard gel lasts around 2-3 weeks, while Gel-X is expected to last 3-4 weeks.

Where Can I Get Gel-X Nails Done?

Looking for “Gel-X near me?” Neo Nails in Miami, FL in Brickell and Key Biscayne are available for appointments to help you achieve the mani of your dreams. Special event coming up? Book an appointment and make sure your nails look perfect. Apres nails are the new hit thing in the Miami area and worldwide, so be sure to jump on this innovative trend before we’re all booked up!

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