Having your nails professionally done by a saloon technician can be a very relaxing experience. Your appointment can last anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour or little bit over and during that time it’s just you relaxing. Not only are you getting them done beautifully, you are also taking time to interact with another adult which is something we don’t always get time to do.

At the end of the appointment there are only a few things that can ruin your relaxing day at the salon. I know from personal experience that when the saloon technician puts my polish on and feels it with the last topcoat it takes forever to dry. There are different kinds of products that you nail technician may use for you.

The most popular product that’s been used in the salons is usually in acrylic powder that your technician will mix with a liquid and shape around them. However, their new options today when getting them professionally done. One option is fake fingernails made of gel.

Gel nails are usually lighter and more flexible than the acrylic. Most salons give you a choice of which type of product you would like to use when getting them done. After your technician applies the final topcoat some salons have UV light dryers that will help your gel polish dry and seal faster than usual.

In the salons that offer gel nails most will have a certain area designated for UV light dryers. It is usually an area with a desk or table is set up with several of these dryers for different clients to use. When you are finish your technician will ask you to sit down at the table and put your hands under a small white canopy.

Once your hands are under the canopy you will notice that a blue light will come on. This blue light is the UV light that will help dry and seal them faster than usual. Usual the time it takes to dry the gel under the light is anywhere from 5 to 7 minutes.

You saloon technician will tell you to check to see if you nails dry by touching them. If they are still tacky you are asked to put your hands back under the dryer for a few more minutes. Using a light dryer can save the clients lots of time and worry over smudging the gel polish.

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