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Old 03-13-2011, 04:12 AM
Location: Ukr - MA, Usa
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I was much suprised that artificial nails are not so popular in usa..
and not so easy to find good master who works with gel, who can do really good form of nail to look it realistic, not as peace of plastic on your finger...

after i searched in google, i saw that many salons there work with acrylic, what is "last century" in russian countries already..
im shy to ask already about modeling gel, aquarium on nails and any kind of design...

i use gel nails already around 3 years, and i will be very sorry if i will loose it after move to usa..

thats why i would wish to hear you opinions about it..

P.S. maybe anyone can advice good master about it near Boston..?
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Location: In a house
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There are plenty of gel nail technicians all over the country. But most of them still use a support base underneath. If you mean adding length to short nails, with -only- gel and no support base, you probably won't have as much luck. But there are some nail artists who do that. You shouldn't have any trouble finding someone in Boston; try around the Newbury Street area. You're looking for nail "sculpting." That's the term you'll be asking about when you come here to the states.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:13 PM
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Most of the places in my area do gels and I've had gel overlays done over my own nails before.

I've since switched to Shellac manicures though as I feel they are far superior. There is no filing or drilling with Shellac since it goes on and comes off like nailpolish. My nails are stronger using shellac products and I haven't had a nail break yet with this kind of manicure. It's not an artificial nail though, more of a strong nail color that doesn't chip, peel or dent.

Here's a link to their website if you are interested. The only downfall is they don't have a ton of colors available. I don't mind that though, since I normally just stick to a french.

Say Hello to Shellac - CND
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