Many clients will often ask why Prép doesn’t offer acrylic nail services. And here is why!
At Prép, we only use sculpted hard gel, meaning we stick a form onto your nail and build the nail. All without the use of a nail tip. Nail tips and acrylics create a bond that surpasses the strength of natural nail to nail bed. So if the nail is damaged, it will expose the nail bed for fungus and other nasty infections to grow!
In most cases, gel nail extensions will not damage the natural nail if applied by a trained technician such as the ones at Prép. Gel extensions are tend to be more flexible than acrylic nails ,so it will shape to the hand and will feel very comfortable and natural to wear. Acrylics may be uncomfortable to wear as it may bother the cuticle area. If stress is applied to nails, it will bend slightly rather than snap off or damage the natural nail much like acrylics will do. Overuse and wrongful application of primer will lead to damage on nail bed. Many clients will question a ‘dent’ or ‘impression’ on the natural nail. This is caused by abrasive filing using a drill on the natural nail.
With a quick and simple process, gel extensions can be removed by simply hand buffing the top hard gel layer, and then soaking off the nail extension with acetone deluged cotton pad. Whereas acrylic removals require complete soaking of nail in a bowl of 100% acetone, alternating with filing the soft layer between every soak. This can be extremely drying to the cuticle, nail, as well as area around the nail.
Combined with the strong odour, acrylic has chemicals that are used together with powder when applying-these chemicals are notoriously hazardous and contain resins and formaldehyde that have been proven to cause cancer. Frequent acrylic nail applications can result in complete destruction of nail matrix due to exposure to these chemicals. MMA(methyl methacrylate) is often found in acrylic ingredients. And though it is safe to use for dental purposes, it poses as a high risk hazard for use on nails and in a salon. MMA has been known to cause permanent numbness in fingers, severe allergic reactions, and damage to natural nail, as well as respiratory problems from inhaling the acrylic powder.
At Prép we have a variety of gel polishes from brands like CND (Shellac), Akzentz (Luxio), Vetro, etc to ensure each Prépped queen leaves with the perfect manicure! Our nail technicians possess extremely creative minds who will design your nails to your best liking!
Check out each of our fabulous Prép Nail Tech’s artwork here!
Each one of our artists have a different style and look to your nails- you’re guaranteed to be in love by the end of your visit!
♡Nail artist Haya♡
Elegance is her specialty! Come and visit to have your nails bedazzled, gemmed and sparkled up!
♡Nail Artist Sirkka (Cir- ca) ♡
Clean, crisp, and classic designs. Sirkka’s nail work is the epitome of class. Coupled with an excellent eye for contrast, she also manages to capture the professional aspects of nail design
♡Nail Artist Kiyomi♡
Known for her love for nail art, Kiyomi specializes in intricate designs, patterns and gem arrangements on her designs. Have an idea? Let’s hear it!
Prép Beauty Parlour now offers the following
Gel Extensions – $75
Gel Extension Fills- $50
Gel Polish Manicure -$45
Gel Extension Removal – $20
Gel Polish Removal (If done at Prép)- Free!
Gel Polish Removal (Not done at Prép)- $15
PLEASE NOTE: PREP BEAUTY PARLOUR DOES NOT OFFER ACRYLIC REMOVALS!
Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to email@example.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour