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5 things about Japanese gel at Mellow Bar

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

  • What is Japanese gel?

In short, Japanese gel is a design gel that is normally thicker than regular gel polish like Shellac. The Japanese gel brands Mellow Bar uses are vegan and 10 toxic chemical free soft gels, many of them made with natural ingredients such as raisin! In this blog, we will delve into the wonderful benefits of Japanese soft gel, and why it has become a must for nail enthusiasts worldwide.


  • Its flexibility that could prevent early chipping

Soft gel manicures at Mellow Bar can last up to two weeks or even longer depending on your nail condition and habits.The brands we use bend with your nails when they are in the soft state after being soaked in the water, preventing one of the most common reasons for early chipping. If durability is one of your main concerns, remember the longer you get Japanese gel, the longer it is going to start staying on your nails.


  • It allows technicians to sculpt your nails

Sculpting is temporarily correcting nail shapes by creating a smooth, curved surface on natural nails that builds a stronger foundation for fragile and weak nails. Japanese gel’s flexibility allows our technicians to be able to sculpt nails for a better after-polish outcome. Sculpting Japanese gel can also be used as gel extensions.


  • Possibility for more versatile Nail Art:

With Japanese soft gel, the possibilities for stunning nail art are endless. As already mentioned, Japanese gel is highly versatile and can be sculpted into various shapes and lengths, catering to your unique style and preferences. Whether you prefer a classic French manicure, intricate designs, or trendy nail art patterns, soft gel provides a smooth canvas for skilled nail technicians to work their magic. Its ability to hold intricate details and vibrant colors make Japanese soft gel a favorite among nail artists and enthusiasts alike.


  • It’s Gentle and Healthier on Natural Nails:

One concern many individuals have with gel manicures is the potential damage they can cause to natural nails. However, Japanese soft gel is designed with a focus on nail health. The gel formula is gentle on your nails, ensuring minimal damage during application and removal. Unlike harder products like hard gel or CNDs that some other New York nail salons carry, Japanese soft gel requires less filing for it to be removed. It's essential, however, to seek professional assistance when removing soft gel to avoid any unnecessary harm to your nails. With proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy beautiful nails without compromising their health. At Mellow Bar, we also carry a base coat that is gas permeable which prevents fungus in the short term.

Japanese soft gel has revolutionized the world of gel manicures. Its ability to provide beautiful nails while maintaining the health of your natural nails makes it a top choice among nail enthusiasts. At Mellow Bar, we put extra effort to lessen the damage even more when our technicians prep your nails and remove the gel polish. Our technicians are trained to do minimal buffing before polish application and gently file off the color polish only, leaving the base coat to be soaked off for the removal. If you’re looking for a NYC nail salon, embrace the flawless beauty of Japanese soft gel with Mellow Bar and enjoy picture-perfect nails that will turn heads wherever you go!


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