Acrylic or gel nail extensions- which one should you get?

Gone is the time, when the beauty of the nails just meant a classic manicure or pedicure. Nail extensions have evolved in the past few years and have become quite popular.  There are many types of nail extensions available, out of which the gel nail extensions and the acrylic nails extensions are often looked for. You may get them done at a traditional salon or book an appointment for nails home service Dubai from a reputed service provider.

Choosing the best one out of the two can also get quite overwhelming. In this article, we have discussed the pros and cons of each type which will help you to opt for the best one. But before that let us take a look at what nail extensions are.

What are nail extensions?

 Whether acrylic extensions or gels extensions, extensions are fake nails placed over your natural ones to make them look like real. Both of them can either be made to match the shape of your nail or to extend it. These extensions also make your nails look strong.

Acrylic Nails: These extensions are made of a combination of a liquid monomer and a powder polymer. The product hardens when it is exposed to air, and a protective layer over your nails is created. You may polish them as per your liking.


  • These are hard and robust and can be easily fixed if broken.
  • These are long-lasting.
  • They can be easily removed.


  • They require proper care, which if not given can damage your nail bed.
  • If applied in an incorrect way, these can look quite unnatural.
  • The process of applying these nail extensions involve the use of many chemicals.

Gel Nails: these types of nail extensions are precisely brushed onto your nails. This involves a base coat, polish color, and topcoat. After every coat, the nail is hardened under UV light for 2-3 minutes.


  • These look natural, glossy, and freshly-manicured.
  • Gel nails are more flexible.
  • They look more natural as compared to acrylic nails.


  • The gel nail-polishes are more expensive than normal.
  •  Less durable and complicated self-fixing of broken extension.

 Not only our beauty experts offer the basic services of manicure and pedicure, but they also provide you the best of nail extension and other nail services at your doorstep. Being our top-most priority, we ensure that our clients are given excellent and satisfactory services.