June 28, 2022



When you go to get your nails done, there are so many options to choose from! With a wide variety of colors, shapes, lengths, designs, and nail enhancements, the possibilities are endless! How do you know what manicure or pedicure is best for you? Let us help you decide and express your style through nail art!

Tired of Chipping Your Nails? Try Gel Polish! 

If you are someone who works with their hands a lot and is tired of constantly chipping your fresh new polish, then gel polish might be for you! Gel polish lasts longer than regular nail polish and is a lot more difficult to chip or flake off. There is nothing more frustrating than ruining your brand new manicure right after having it done. Gel polish is meant to be protected from scuffing. Gel polish cures hard under a UV or LED light, leaving your nails feeling more durable and strong. Typically, it lasts up to two weeks or longer. If you are someone who constantly likes to change up the color, then gel polish is a great option! Before booking an appointment with your local nail technician, be sure to look into what you can expect from your new design.


Dip Powder, a Longer Lasting Option

Dip nails have quickly grown in popularity since the trend started. The dip is a form of acrylic but works more as a powder base. If you are looking for a long-lasting nail treatment, then we highly recommend dip nails. Dip powder treatments are expected to last up to a month. This system is best suited for someone who has weaker natural nails and is wanting to build strength. Coming from the acrylic family, this is a very strong nail enhancement and can work well for anyone. The downside is you cannot use this system to add length unless you use a nail tip, but this can weaken the entire enhancement. In our experience this system succeeds when the client comes in for regular services every 2-3 weeks. When you visit our nail salon regularly, we can grow out your natural nails underneath the dip, and eventually you will have the length you desire. The dip system also separates itself from its acrylic cousin because it causes far less damage to the natural nail during the preparation, application, and removal. Unlike acrylic, these can not be filled because it leaves the enhancement very weak and brittle.


Customize Your Style with Acrylic Nails

We may be biased, but we love sculpted acrylic nails more than any other nail system. You cannot beat the strength, durability, and customization of acrylics. You can choose from a variety of lengths, shapes, and colors. Acrylics also provide a classy look that are perfect for special events and holidays! If you have a passion for fashion and style, acrylics are the way to go and a fun way to get more creative! 


Have a Passion for Nails?

Have you ever considered becoming a nail technician? If you are someone who has a passion for nail design, then Hays Academy has the program for you! Our nail technology program will teach you everything you need to know about nail care, starting a business, customer service, spa manicures and pedicures, acrylic nails, and so much more! If you are someone who loves hair and nails, then you might want to look into our cosmetology program! Contact us today and learn more about the latest techniques and trends with our programs! Schedule a tour at our Hays or Salina Campus in Kansas!