Gel & Acrylic Nails for Lancaster

Many people in Lancaster are interested in enhancing their natural nails with gel or acrylic nail enhancements. 50th Avenue Salon is Lancaster’s expert salon choice for all of your manicure needs. We specialize in both gel and acrylic nail enhancements of all shapes and colors. All our nail technicians are licensed, trained and experienced in the application of gel and acrylic nails. Before choosing which nail application is right for you, it is helpful to know some information about each type of nail enhancement that may aid in your decision-making process.

What is the difference between gel and acrylic?

The first thing that you might notice about our acrylic and gel products is the packaging that both products come in. Gel is often found in opaque bottles because it starts to harden and spoil if any UV rays penetrate the substance. Acrylic products come in tinted or opaque bottles and are not as sensitive as gel is to UV rays.


Gel has an almost undetectable masked odor that does not interfere with clients who may be sensitive to strong smells. Acrylic has a very strong smell and may affect those Lancaster clients who are sensitive to strong odors. No matter your choice, our salon strictly follows all ventilation standards to ensure that any strong odors do not linger in the air.

Curing Process

Curing refers to the time it takes for the gel or acrylic nail to harden and become useable. The curing process differs from gel to acrylic nails. For example, gel can only cure if it is placed under a UV or LED lamp, whereas acrylic only cures when the powder is mixed with the liquid acrylic solution. Therefore, when choosing which nail enhancement type is right for you, consider if you have any sensitivities to strong odors or UV rays. This can be helpful in making the right decision. When in doubt, one of our licensed estheticians will be happy to answer any of your questions and to help you make the best choice for your budget and lifestyle.

Dedicated Nail Technicians

If you are considering the addition of acrylic or gel enhancements to your nail care regimen, contact our Lancaster salon today to speak with one of our knowledgeable nail technicians. They will be able to provide you with all the information that you need to make the best choice for your lifestyle and budget. At 50th Avenue Salon, we believe that every one of our Lancaster clients is unique and deserves to have a customized beauty plan just for them. We are always happy to go the extra mile to ensure that you leave our salon feeling beautiful, refreshed, relaxed and satisfied. Don’t hesitate! Call us today to find out more about how you can upgrade your nail routine to gel or acrylic!