Polygel Nails

Polygel Nails at Inspire Hair & Beauty Salon in Catford

Want beautiful, long lasting nail colour? If so, Polygel nails are the way to go. At Inspire Beauty Salon in Catford, we offer an extensive range of nail services including Polygel nails, nail art, gel polishshellac nailsbio sculpture gel, minx nails and luxury manicures and pedicures. Our nail technicians have acquired the best training required to provide premium nail services. In need of nail services? Call us on 0208 6902234 or book an appointment securely online.

Don’t forget to check out our Shellac Wednesdays offer, where you can get a Shellac Power Polish (or one of our other Gel Polishes) application for just £19 every Wednesday. Continue reading our guide to all the trendy and chic nail designs for summer 2017.

What is Polygel?

Polygel by Gelish is a cross between acrylic and hard gel. The Polygel formula uses TriPolymer technology, that provides both versatility and consistency, allowing us to create flawless nail enhancements for you. The liquid used to sculpt PolyGel is called Slip, a material that makes it easy to mold and shape. The putty like consistency is made up of oligomers from gels, polymers from acrylics, and polymers from lacquer.  This allows the product to be extremely mouldable, which means we can create an unlimited amount of designs, with no tacky layer left after curing.

One of the great benefits of Polygel is that upon application the product doesn’t move until you apply pressure. Once out of the tube and on to the nail, the product stays put until cured. After application, the dry time is about 30 seconds in an LED lamp or two minutes in a UV lamp. A smooth and durable finish can be guaranteed due to the putty-like feel of the product.

What’s The Difference Between Polygel Nails and Acrylic Nails?  

Polygel basically takes the best qualities of both liquid acrylics, powder acrylics and LED hard gels. Unlike hard gel, PolyGel is not self-leveling, but stays where you place it, and unlike acrylic, it doesn’t harden until it’s cured in an LED or UV lamp. 

As Polygel is monomer free with filings that are heavier, this prevents any uncomfortable odour that ensures a more pleasant experience for our clients. Our LED-cured PolyGel does not require monomer in order for the product to set, simply because the formulation of PolyGel combines acrylic powder for strength in a gel base, providing no odor and faster workability. 

PolyGel is also more flexible than acrylic, stronger than hard gel, and lighter than both, so you would hardly notice that you’re wearing it! Despite the lightweight texture, Polygel is harder to lift off the nails and is stronger than hard gels and much more flexible than acrylics.