With cuticle work and full prep, a gel manicure should last about 2 weeks with proper application and aftercare.
Standard polish isn’t designed to last as long as gel polish, so you’re likely looking at up to a week before you start to see wear and tear if you care for your manicure properly. However, standard polish is a great choice if you are just looking for great nails for a one-off special occasion, it’s quicker to apply than gel polish, but you do have to wait for it to dry fully after your manicure to avoid smudges.
To keep a manicure lasting to it’s full potential we recommend to avoid getting your nails wet for too long or coming into contact for prolonged periods with chemicals. Applying cuticle oil morning and night will keep your nails super healthy throughout the duration of your manicure and they will cling to the polish.
We recommend pedicures at least once a month, or more frequently if you want to treat your feet and toe nails. For manicures it depends on your lifestyle. If you want to maintain polish then regular manicures with colour polish application is advised.
Gel polish is very difficult to remove with standard nail polish remover and if you peel it off it can damage your nails so it is always advisable to book in for professional removal with our therapists. This involves applying pads soaked with acetone to your nails with foil wraps.