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Getting Gel Nails in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois is an epicenter of beautiful artwork, architecture, and fashion. From the skyline to the many museums, residents find themselves surrounded by inspiring sights on a daily basis.

One of the best ways to make your own dramatic statement in the midst of all this attention-grabbing style is by adding a splash of color to your fingertips with gel nails. Whether you favor vibrant statement nails or find yourself more drawn to a classic French Tip, having perfectly polished nails allows you to express your personal style.

However, regular manicures are prone to chipping without constant maintenance, leaving your fashion statement looking sloppy. Gel nails, on the other hand, provide longer-lasting coverage to give you the flawless look of beauty queens and fashion models on or off the runway.

What Are Gel Nails?

Similar to a traditional manicure, gel nail polish is applied in three steps: a base coat, your polish color, and a protective top coat. The nail technician will expose each coat to UV light, allowing it to harden and bond to the nail. This allows the gel to dry faster than regular nail polish.

Gel polishes come in every shade imaginable. Certain types of gel can also be used for nail extensions, if you desire longer nails to show off your fresh manicure.

Benefits of Gel Nails

What you may not have realized about gel nails is:

  • They last longer than regular polish

  • They produce a glossy, lasting shine

  • They dry faster than regular polish

  • They are more flexible than acrylic nails

  • They do not involve any harsh chemical odors

  • The polish is easy to remove

How Long Do Gel Nails Last?

Gel nails can last up to three weeks without chipping, cracking, peeling, or losing shine. This makes them an ideal choice for weddings, vacations, or busy professionals who want long lasting coverage between trips to the nail salon. When it’s time for the gel polish to come off, you can either return to the salon to have it removed, or take it off at home.

How Much Do Gel Nails Cost?

In the Chicagoland area, the price of gel nails ranges from $25–60.

How to Find the Best Gel Nails in Chicago

If you’re ready to get your own flawless manicure, check out the listings above to find the best nail salons for gel nails in the Chicagoland area, or download the free Booksy app to explore your options on the go.