Gel nail designs can be light cured or no-light gels. The difference between the two types of nail applications is essentially the light used in setting the gel to your nails. Light cured gel nails are typically the more popular style and are commonly used in a number of salons today. The gel is premixed and once applied to the nail you must sit your hands under an ultraviolet light in order for the gel to set properly.
Those who wish to obtain no-light gel nails will have the gel applied to their nails and a specialized gel activator can be brushed or sprayed over the gel nail designs in order to set them. Some estheticians even use plain water for setting gel nails. If you have any questions about the type or application, be sure to ask your esthetician beforehand.
There are many positive aspects of getting gel nails over acrylic nails, shellac nails, stiletto nails or other types of nails when looking at different procedures. As it tend to look more glossy and natural than other styles of applications and do not require a great deal of time to cure.