Gel Polish: It’s the preferred manicure of today but at the same time, controversial. The pros? It cures instantly and last 2+ weeks (take that 2-day nail polish)! The cons? Gel polish manufacturers use many toxins and terrible ingredients in order to make it durable and technicians can wreak havoc on your nails during preparation. The manicure itself reeks of fumes, damages the nails through deep, coarse filing and weakens nails with tough removal soaking in acetone.

Those reasons above are why Anjou has refused to offer gel services for the last five years! We have turned away a lot of potential clients because of these problems with Gel polish which fly in the face of our wellness principles.

Which is why we’re so happy to announce the addition of Bio Seaweed Gel (BSG) into our nail room. The first 5-free, non-toxic gel polish of the industry and perfect for manicures since it’s long lasting.

Here are just a few of the reasons that we’re using BSG, the healthier gel choice:

  • BSG is 5-free, with no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, BHA or solvents (odourless, dustless and safe for all ages and even pregnant women)

  • Absolutely no sanding, drilling, primers or binders required to apply BSG.

  • Our Gel drier cures instantly (30 secs) under LED light so there is less waiting time per coat. We DO NOT use UV light on hands. UV light is 3-5x’s stronger than a tanning bed in order to cure the gel.

  • Industry Record 5 Minute Soak-Off Removal: Like all gels, BSG is a “soak-off” removal. Unlike regular nail polish, you must soak the gel polished nails in professional acetone then remove by gently pushing off loosened gel. BSG beats all gel polish removals that normally require a 15-min soak.

Booking your Gel Mani: It’s only $8 to add-on to a seasonal or aromatherapy manicure (sorry, not available in our Organic Express Mani). At this time, booking a gel mani can only be done on the phone…sorry, add-on services cannot be booked online! Call today, 541-241-8454.