Acrylic vs Gel vs Polygel Extensions

Nail extensions involve the addition of an artificial tip to the tip of your nail to increase the length.Recommended for those who want an instant length and a month lasting stay.


Acrylic Gel Polygel
Definition Nail extensions in a paste form of powder monomer and liquid monomer applied over natural nails and given desired shape.
Gel extensions use hard gel or structure gel and are cured with a UV or LED light
A gel product which is a mixture of acrylic powder and is applied as a base layer, followed by a polish and a top layer
Stay duration Longer than Gel. Upto 6-8 weeks. Upto 3-4 weeks Upto 3 weeks
Time of Origin Traditional Technique Modern Technique Newest
Look & Feel Same Same Same
Cost Cheaper than Gel Expensive More expensive than Gel
Recommended for 
People who are way more hands-on on a daily basis and want something that last for a longer duration.
People who regularly get nail extensions done. People with sensitive nail beds should pick polygel extensions.