Nail enhancement is a technique of adding length or strength to natural nails with the help of hard gel, acrylics, or poly gel. They are often called artificial nails or Gel nails. It is ideal for a person who has weak and brittle nails and having hard time growing their natural nails. One can get any shape they like- Coffin, Stiletto, Round, Almond, Square, Squoval. At Tips & Toes, we use hard gel from AKZENTZ- a Burnaby based Canadian company, thriving to produce premium nail products and tools. Hard gel is more convenient and safer to wear compare to Acrylics. Our Expert Nail techs make sure they deliver the nails you dream of.
Sculpted Set - $75
Sculpted set is a nail technique where an artificial nail is build with the help of forms and hard gel, this artificial nail can be longer in length than person’s own natural nails and can be of different shapes as ones like. Hard gel nails are popular as they are safer and easier to wear compare to acrylics.
ADVANCED SHAPES (STILETTO, MONROE, COFFIN, EXTRA LONG) - $10+
The nail shape trend for 2021 will be coffin and tapered almond, which is slightly more narrow than almond but not as sharp as a stiletto," she predicts.
Fill - $60
Fill is a nail technique where a grown out sculpted set is redone without taking of the whole gel nails. In this technique, nail tech e-file the back of nail and then filed it with new gel.
Gel Overlay - $65
Gel overlay is a nail technique where no extra length is added to the existing nails rather hard gel is laid over natural nails to harden them. It's ideal for a client who doesn't want long nails and want their own nails to be strong. Excellent for dry and brittle nails.
Nail Fix (per nail) - $10+
'Broke your Hard Gel nail, Don't worry we got you covered'; our nail tech can fix it by building a new gel nail.
Product Removal - $25
We only do product removal for hard gel nails (no acrylics). In this, nail tech uses e-file to remove the entire hard gel from the nail. In some case where a client has really thin and dry nails, we try not to remove the whole product to keep strength to natural nails or we recommend getting gel polish instead.
Sculpted set or nail enhancement is a nail technique to add length onto ypu natural nails, often called fake nails or artificial nails. We use hard gel from Akzentz- a Burnaby based Canadian Company who's focus is on offering its client with the most innovative and best quality products and tools. One can get any length added to their natural nails depending on their preferences.
The nail shape trend for 2020 will be coffin and tapered almond, which is slightly more narrow than almond but not as sharp as a stiletto," she predicts.
Product removal we only do product removal for hard gel nails (no acrylics). In this, nail tech uses efile to remove the entire hard gel from the nail. In some case where a client has really thin and dry nails, we try not to remove the whole product as we leave thin layer as a protective layer.
Sculptured nailsare acrylic basednailsthat form into a specific shape. You can choose the shape you want, and thenailartist will create it. For instance, if you want coffin-shapednailsor prefer that yournailslook rounded, yournailartist can do this for you.
We thenfillin the gap that has appeared around the cuticle area as yournailshave grown with more gel/acrylic. .Once hardened, we then file and shape thenailsto perfection and apply a new coat of colour that you have chosen. They look and feel like a new set!
ADVANCED SHAPES (STILETTO, MONROE, COFFIN, EXTRA LONG)$5.00+
The nail shape trend for 2020 will becoffinand taperedalmond, which is slightly more narrow thanalmondbut not as sharp as astiletto," she predicts.
Overlaysskip the extension step with acrylic orgelbeing applied directly onto your natural nails and shaped by hand or by using 'forms', before being buffed to create that glossy effect.Gelcoatings are set in just one or two minutes when exposed to UV light
Nail Fix (per nail)$10.00+
If your natural nail has a crack, the technician will put a small quantity of cotton in the crack of your nail and then put some nail glue on the cotton. Glue dryer will then be sprayed after which the nail will be buffed till it is smooth.
The most commonremoveris acetone. Acetone can also remove artificialnails made ofacrylic or cured gel. An alternativenailpolishremoveris ethyl acetate, which often also contains isopropyl alcohol.