Acrylic vs Gel: Which Mani/Pedi is Right for You?

Acrylic vs Gel: Which Mani/Pedi is Right for You?

With so many options for nail services these days, one key decision is whether to get acrylics or a gel manicure and pedicure. At Bliss Nails, we offer top services for both! Here’s a quick guide to the pros and cons of acrylic and gel nail care.

Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nail services involve applying a liquid and powder mixture to nail beds to extend and sculpt artificial nails.


  • Thick, strong nails that resist chipping and breaking
  • Ability to customize length and shape
  • Overlay strengthens your natural nails
  • Long lasting - 2-3 weeks between fills


  • More time consuming application and removal
  • Can damage natural nails if not removed properly
  • Require frequent fills as nails grow out

Gel Manicures/Pedicures Gel polish is cured under UV or LED light for a glossy, chip-free finish.


  • Dry quickly with no smudging
  • Lasts 2-3 weeks chip-free
  • Many trendy color options
  • Thin flexible finish
  • Easier on natural nails


  • UV lights can cause skin damage without proper precautions
  • Removal can be damaging if not done properly
  • No lengthening or thickening effect

For beautiful, durable nails, both acrylic and gel are great options. Gels offer faster application and tons of color choices. Acrylics allow for length and shaping customization. For the best guidance tailored to your nails and lifestyle, consult our professional nail experts. We can't wait to give you dazzling, head-turning nails!