Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Imagine a manicure that never chipped and stayed put for weeks with lasting color. Introducing the gel manicure: a hybrid of nail polish and gel, Shellac polish is applied similarly to nail polish, but lends varnished nails a special kind of long-lasting durability.
R Salon in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood offers the treatment, where a manicurist will first paint on a traditional base coat, two color coats and, finally, a sealing top coat. Clients can choose from a multitude of colors, finishes and nail design styles, just as a regular manicure.
The difference between a traditional manicure and a gel manicure is that after each coat, hands are placed under an ultraviolet (UV) light for up to two minutes so that the gel seals and hardens.
The result is impeccably sleek and shiny nails. With no wait time to dry, you can leave the salon immediately and go about your day without having to worry about smudging or chipping your nails. This also means that you don't have to worry about inhaling killer polish fumes that regular nail polishes have.
Best of all, the gels grow out with your natural nail and last up to two to three weeks.
When the gel starts to naturally come off your nails after a couple of weeks, resist the urge to peel it off. Peeling or ripping the gels off can ruin your natural nails. Return to the salon and have a professional manicurist remove your gel nails.
Located off Olas Altas, R Salon is a full-service salon that offers traditional cut, color and style for hair, as well as massages, manicures and pedicures. Rick Patrick, owner and professional stylist of the salon, also manages a location stateside in Phoenix, Ariz.Catering to the needs of Puerto Vallarta's most discriminating clientele, r Salon's well trained expert international staff delivers top-notch beauty services that will help you look and feel better than ever before. Conveniently located at Olas Altas #513 B on the South side of Puerto Vallarta, they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Call (322) 222-7819 or email rsalonpv(at)gmail.com to reserve your time and let the pampering begin!
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