Contrary to popular belief, nail extensions have existed since the ancient Egyptian era. During this time, long nails were considered to be a symbol of high status and wealth. Adding artificial length to your nails has always been a beauty statement irrespective of the time and era.
Modern nail extensions have evolved since then. There are numerous nail extensions and overlays techniques adapted by nail experts and beauty salons. The advantage for modern women is that there are many types of extensions available, so we are spoilt for choices!
- Acrylic Nails
This staple in the beauty industry is one of the most popular methods. Acrylic nails are strong and long lasting. Though they last a long time, it still differs from person to person. Therefore, it is recommended to get touch ups every three to four weeks.
- Gel Nails
Gel can be applied to a nail extension or your natural nails to strengthen the nail growth. They give a glossy finish which instantly dries and doesn’t chip. Gel extensions do not cause damage to your natural nails and in fact help your nails grow better.