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6 Different Types of Manicures You Should Try This Summer

When the weather starts to get nicer, it's the perfect time to switch up your look with a new manicure. Whether you want something simple or more elaborate, a classic gel manicure or summer ombre nails, there's a style for everyone. From bright-colored acrylics to natural nails, we've got you covered.

So if you're looking to switch up your mani game this summer, look no further - we've put together a list of 6 different types of manicures you should try this season.

What are the most common types of manicures?

  • Basic manicure
  • Gel manicure
  • Acrylic manicure
  • Dip powder manicure
  • French manicure
  • Reverse French manicure (Ombre nails)

Now that you know about the most common types of manicure, we'll take a closer look at each type so you can decide which one is right for you.

6 Different Types of Manicures You Should Try This Summer

Basic manicure

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The basic manicure is exactly what it sounds like: it's a simple, classic manicure that includes cleaning and shaping your nails, followed by a coat of polish. It's a great option if you're short on time or if you're looking for a low-maintenance manicure that will last about a week.

A basic manicure includes trimming and shaping the nails, as well as pushing back the cuticles. The nails are then buffed to create a smooth surface, and a coat of polish is applied. This type of manicure is good for those who want a simple, polished look that won't require much upkeep.

Pros

The pros of the basic manicure are:

  • it's quick
  • relatively low-maintenance
  • it's a timeless classic
  • It's a good option if you're short on time or if you don't want to worry about your manicure chipping or fading too quickly.

Cons

The cons of the basic manicure are:

  • it won't last as long as some of the other options on this list
  • the basic manicure doesn't offer much in terms of customization

Bottom line

A basic manicure is a good option if you're looking for a quick, classic look that won't require much upkeep. It's great for those who are short on time or who want a low-maintenance option.

Gel manicure (or Shellac nails)

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A gel manicure is a type of manicure that uses gel polish instead of traditional nail polish. Gel polish is a thicker, more durable type of polish that is cured under UV light. Gel manicures can last up to two weeks without chipping or fading.

If you're looking for a long-lasting manicure, a gel manicure is a great option. The gel polish is applied like regular nail polish, but it is cured under UV light, which makes it more durable. Gel manicures can last up to two weeks without chipping or fading.

Pros

The pros of getting a gel manicure include:

  • it's a long-lasting option
  • the gel polish is more durable than regular nail polish
  • it comes in a wide range of colors and styles

Cons

The cons of getting a gel manicure include:

Bottom line

A gel manicure is probably one of the most popular types of manicures. It's a great option if you're looking for a long-lasting, durable manicure that comes in a wide range of colors and styles. It's great for those who don't have time to get their nails done frequently or who want a manicure that will last.

Acrylic manicure

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An acrylic manicure is a type of manicure that uses acrylic powder to create artificial nails. Acrylic nails are a popular choice for those who want the look of long, natural nails without having to grow them out.

Acrylic nails are created by applying a mixture of acrylic powder and liquid to the natural nail bed. The mixture is then shaped and sculpted into the desired nail shape. Acrylic nails are strong and durable, and they can last up to six weeks with proper care.

Pros

The pros of an acrylic manicure include:

  • it's a long-lasting option
  • the nails are strong and durable
  • it's a good choice for those who want the look of long, natural nails

Cons

The cons of an acrylic manicure include:

  • it's more expensive than a basic manicure
  • it takes longer to remove than other types of manicures
  • it can damage the natural nails if not done properly

Bottom line

An acrylic manicure is a good choice for those who want the look of long, natural nails without having to grow them out. They are strong and durable, and they can last up to six weeks with proper care. However, they are more expensive than a basic manicure and they can take longer to remove.

Dip powder manicure

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A dip powder manicure is a type of manicure that uses a powdery product to create artificial nails. Dip powder nails are similar to acrylic nails, but they are applied using a powder instead of a liquid.

Dip powder nails are applied by dipping the natural nail into a powdery product, which creates a durable, long-lasting coating. Dip powder nails are strong and durable, and they can last up to six weeks with proper care.

Pros

The pros of a dip powder manicure include:

  • it's a long-lasting option
  • it's faster than an acrylic manicure
  • it's less damaging to the natural nails

Cons

The cons of a dip powder manicure include:

  • it can be difficult to remove
  • it's more expensive than a basic manicure

Bottom line

A dip powder manicure is a good choice for those who want the look of natural nails that are strong and durable. However, they are more expensive than a basic manicure and you have less design options for nail art.

French manicure

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A French manicure is a type of manicure that involves painting the nails with a light base color and then painting the tips of the nails with a darker color. French manicures are classic and elegant, and they can be worn for any occasion.

To create a French manicure, the nails are first painted with a light base color. The tips of the nails are then painted with a darker color, usually white or off-white. French manicures are classic and elegant, and they can be worn for any occasion.

Pros

The pros of a French manicure include:

  • it's a classic and elegant style
  • it can be worn for any occasion

Cons

The cons of a French manicure include:

  • it takes longer to remove than other types of manicures
  • It's basic and simple

Bottom line

A French manicure is a classic and elegant style that can be worn for any occasion. However, it's basic and simple, so not a great choice for those who like to try colors or design trends on their nails

Reverse French manicure (Ombre nails)

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A reverse French manicure is a type of manicure that involves painting the nails with a dark base color and then painting the tips of the nails with a lighter color. This style of ombre nail manicures, also called "Baby boomer nails", are a modern twist on the classic French manicure, and they are perfect for those who want to make a bold statement.

To create reverse French ombre nails, the nails are first painted with a dark base color. The tips of the nails are then painted with a lighter color, usually white or off-white. Ombre nails are a modern twist on the classic French manicure, and they are perfect for those who want to make a bold statement.

Pros

The pros of a reverse French manicure include:

  • It's a modern take on the classic French manicure
  • it's perfect for those who want to make a bold statement
  • It goes well with any outfit

Cons

The cons of a reverse French manicure include:

  • It can be difficult to remove
  • It's more time-consuming than other types
  • It's typically more expensive than a traditional French manicure

Bottom line

This manicure type is perfect for those who want to make a bold statement with their nails. It goes well with any outfit, but can be difficult and time-consuming to remove and is typically more expensive than other manicure types.

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As you can see, there are tons of options to choose from when it comes to the different types of manicures and the benefits of each. Whether you're looking for something classic and elegant or something modern and trendy, there's a manicure style that's perfect for you.

So go ahead and treat yourself to a manicure today!

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