Gel nails are an extremely natural-looking enhancement, thin, clear, flexible, non-yellowing, non-porous and they resist lifting. They can also be used for natural nail overlays to strengthen your own nails. They are applied in an acrylic paste like form and cured under a special UV lamp, they are much lighter in weight than conventional acrylic nails. The ultimate long-term goal with gels is for the client to end up growing out and wearing her own long, strong, beautiful, healthy nails under the gel; so that she is no longer to be considered wearing artificial nails, but with the gel becoming essentially just a very strong, bonded base coat to protect her own nails from cracking, splitting, peeling or chipping