Unlike acrylic, gel nails are more than likely colored and ready to be applied, as opposed to the dip of acrylic and NexGen nails. With the use of either a UV or LED lamp, gel nails are hardened onto your nail and provide you with a long lasting look.
One thing to note, that although it is recommended to have gel nails removed at the salon, they are also capable of removal at home. With proper care, gel nails have the potential to last anywhere from 2-3 weeks and keep the same beautiful throughout that time period. They are perfect for back to back events where you want to look your absolute best!