Everything You Need To Know About Gel Pedicures

Gel pedicures are rapidly becoming one of the most popular types of nail treatments today. Every nail salon in Newport Beach is inundated with requests for gel pedicures and manicures thanks to their numerous aesthetic and practical benefits. If you’re still not sold on why gel polish is the top choice for a spa pedicure, here is everything you need to know about gel pedicures.

What Is a Gel Pedicure?

A gel pedicure is a type of spa pedicure treatment that uses a special gel polish to create a long-lasting, shiny finish on your toenails. Unlike traditional nail polish, gel polish doesn’t dry under normal air temperature. Rather, it requires the use of a UV or LED light to cure or harden the polish. This added step is what makes gel pedicures last much longer than traditional nail polish.

Despite the added curing process, gel pedicures are still fairly quick to perform, with most services taking under an hour. However, they are typically more expensive than a traditional spa pedicure due to the specialized polish, with average prices ranging from $45 to $55.


How Long Does a Gel Pedicure Last?

While traditional pedicures may chip or lose their shine after only a week or two, a gel pedicure can last up to four weeks with proper care. The gel polish is specially designed to resist chipping, making it the ideal choice for those seeking a long-lasting spa pedicure service. Not only does this save you time and money on touch-ups, but it also allows you to enjoy beautiful, chip-free nails worry-free for a longer period of time.

However, it’s important to note that, just like traditional pedicures, the longevity of your gel pedicure will depend on your daily activities. If you’re someone who spends a lot of time in the sun or frequently exposes your nails to harsh chemicals, your gel pedicure may not last as long. To ensure the best results, we recommend avoiding activities that may cause excessive wear and tear on your nails.

Are Gel Pedicures Safe?

One of the most common misconceptions about gel pedicures is that they are harmful to your nails. If done properly by a professional nail salon, getting a gel pedicure won’t do any harm to your nails and, in fact, can help strengthen and protect them due to the polish’s durability.

However, it should be noted that exposure to UV light can be damaging to the skin, so it’s recommended that you opt for LED light curing whenever possible. Some people also choose to wear pedicure socks before getting their polish applied to protect the skin from the curing light.

How Difficult Are They To Remove?

Gel polish isn’t difficult to remove when done by a professional. However, improper removal of gel polish can cause damage to your nails, so you should always have your gel pedicure removed by a professional nail salon rather than attempting to do it yourself at home. 

Attempting to remove the gel polish at home can cause damage to the nail bed, leading to weak and brittle nails. However, with the help of a professional, the removal process is quick, easy, and painless. At Newport Nails, our technicians use a special solvent and gentle scraping techniques to safely remove the gel polish from your toenails. The process usually takes about 15-20 minutes and does not cause any damage to your natural nails.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy way to maintain your feet or a luxurious indulgence you can lose yourself to, Newport Nails has several customizable pedicure options that will suit anyone’s needs. Contact us online or visit us at Westcliff Plaza or one of our other convenient locations today, and let us know how we can service your pedicure needs.