Diamond Overlays vs. Acrylics vs. Gels

Compare Personal Salon against the other major nail types.


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Appearance

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Natural High Gloss Shine

For acrylic or gel nails to have a glossy look, nail polish or a gel top coat must be applied after application as an extra step. The Personal Salon Diamond Overlays dry with a natural high gloss shine in just one step.
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Natural Looking Nails After Application without Filing

Because Personal Salon Diamond Overlays dry with a glossy, smooth, nail polish-like shine, you simply bond them and you're done! In contrast, acrylic nails require aggressive filing and shaping to achieve a natural look, and gel nails require the tacky residue to be wiped off after application, which can leave a dull finish.
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Total Versatility with Forms, Overlays and Tips

The Personal Salon System offers exceptional nail extension versatility comparable to acrylic tips and salon gel nails. Easily extend your natural nails using nail forms or tips to create sculpted long nails. Nail designs include French Manicure Natural or Brite White Finishes.
 

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Expense

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Dramatically Reduce Yearly Expenses

The Personal Salon Nail System costs only about one-sixth the annual cost of professional acrylics or salon gels. That's an estimated savings of $400-$600 per year!
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Self-Application - No Technician Fees

The Personal Salon Nail System is applied easily at home, eliminating the need to pay for nail services at a salon.
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Applied At Home - No Travel Time or Costs

Unlike traditional harsh nail products, your Personal Salon Nail System uses a safer and organic protein bond to bond to your natural nails, allowing you to conveniently apply the system more safely at home. No longer will you need to spend the money and time to travel to a salon.
 

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Application

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Easily APPLIED by HOME USERS

Finally you can have beautiful nails without going to the nail salon. Because of the Personal Salon Home Nail Care System's uniquely designed properties, it is easy to get the strength, length and healthy nail look of professional nails at home.
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Easily MAINTAINED at HOME

No more visits to the nail salon every few weeks. As your nails grow out, it is simple to maintain strength and beauty at home with simple nail fills.
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Quick Blending of Fill-In Lines

Acrylic and gel nail fills are the most technically demanding part of salon nail upkeep, and some technicians prefer to start over rather than do a fill. With acrylic nails, the edge at the fill-in line needs to be tapered, smoothed and blended with the new nail growth. During filing process, the fill-in line tends to crack and chip, and filing dust can get jammed under the fill-in line, creating a dust line that is hard to hide. Similarly, gel nails have a tendency to chip, crack or lift at the fill line. However, with the Personal Salon Home Nail Care System, hiding blend lines during a fill is simple! The Diamond Overlay is uniquely designed to self-level and bond to both the natural nail and the previously bonded Overlay. Because the natural nail underneath is pristine and healthy, the fill-in line disappears quickly and easily.
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Fast Tack-Free Bonded Finish

Personal Salon Diamond Overlays and Finishes bond quickly with a healthy sheen. Acrylics take 7-10 minutes to cure and harden before even shaping and filing, and nail polish can take up 10 10-30 minutes to fully dry. However, in just minutes, nails treated with the Personal Salon System bond tack-free with a glossy look. Unlike salon gel nails, there is no need to wipe off a tacky top layer after bonding, removing the shine.
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Self-Leveling (No Brush Strokes)

Flawless, brush stroke free application couldn't be easier. Personal Salon Diamond Overlays and Finishes distinctively self-level in seconds, much faster than salon gels and salon-quality nail polishes, saving you time while ensuring a professional nail look. The end result is a beautiful, brush stroke free finish.
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Enhance or Create an Arch

Comparable to the results from professional acrylic and gel nails, but more easily accomplished, Personal Salon allows you to create elegant sculptured nails at home by simply turning your hand upside down and letting gravity "build" the arch before bonding.
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No Filing and Buffing after Bonding

Acrylics and gels require extensive and time consuming filing and buffing after bonding, and then an application of polish or a clear coat finish to get a glossy look. With the Personal Salon System, there's no need for extensive filing or buffing after your nails are bonded. Nails harden with a shiny, healthy look and a smooth, naturally arched shape.
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Added Length with Sculptured Extensions

Add nail length by extending the Diamond Overlay beyond the free edge of your nails using extension nail forms. After a quick bond, you have beautiful long nails! To complete the look, add a Natural or Brite White Finish for the perfect French manicure.
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Nail Polish can be applied on top

Add a coat of nail polish color over your Personal Salon Diamond Overlays and the Overlays will protect your nails from harsher chemichals sometimes used in nail polish, as well as help the nail polish stay on longer.
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Added Length with Nail Tips

You can also use nail tips with your Personal Salon System. Unlike acrylic nails, the tip is not glued directly to your natural nails, ensuring healthy nails. Simply apply a thin layer of Diamond Overlay on your natural nails to protect them from nail glue seeping into the nail plate. Then glue the tip on and add a final protective coat of Overlay.
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Undamaged Nail Structure after Removal

Acrylics and salon gel nails make microscopic destructive holes in your natural nail with acid primers and/or harsh chemicals so the product can adhere by "grabbing" onto the altered nail. After removal, nails are weakened and unhealthy.

However, the revolutionary Personal Salon Overlays are synergistic, bonding more safely and organically with the protein in your natural nails without harming the healthy nail underneath. When you file down the Diamond Overlay to your natural nail for removal, your natural nails are still as strong, healthy and as structurally sound as they were before application.
 

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Strength & Durability

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Very Hard and Scratch Resistant Surface

Strong nails are beautiful nails. Comparable to acrylic nails and superior to gel nails, Personal Salon nails are very hard and scratch resistant after the Overlay is bonded, enhancing the natural nail.
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Gives with Nail (Absorbs Impacts)

Both acrylics and the Personal Salon Overlays are very hard after bonding. However, unlike brittle acrylics, Personal Salon Overlays are designed to be tough and durable while allowing for give with the natural nail. Similar to gel nails, nails treated with the Personal Salon System gently flex with impact, while the hard formulation of acrylic can break upon impact and painfully take the natural nail with it. Simply put, Personal Salon offers the best of both professional applications, giving nails the strength of acrylic and the ability to give with the nail like gels.
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Strong Resistance to Flaking and Chipping Off

Natural oils in the skin cause nail polish to easily chip and flake, requiring frequent applications to maintain a beautiful look. The Personal Salon System is specifically formulated so it will last for a long time and resist chipping. In addition, nail polish applied over the Personal Salon Overlay will last much longer than nail polish applied to the natural nail.
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Protects Actual Nail from Chipping and Tearing

All professional nails help protect the natural nails prone to chipping, erosion, peeling, splitting, and wear and tear. Personal Salon is superior to these professional products by not only completely protecting your natural nail, but also ensuring the nail is undamaged underneath application.
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Nail Polish Lasts Longer

You can apply nail polish over Personal Salon Diamond Overlays and Finishes, and it will last much longer then when applied directly to your natural nails. Plus, your nails will be protected from absorbing harsher chemicals that can be present in nail polish.
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Custom-Engineered, Super-Strong Polymer

All existing nail product have limited performance characteristics stemming from their basic engineering. Completely different from everything currently on the market, the custom engineered Personal Salon formula creates a super-strong polymer and cures with high-density, maximum cross link strength. The end result is a safer product that is both hard and yet gives with impact. Your nails will be both strong and beautiful.
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Long Lasting Organic Double Covalent Bond

Unlike harsh acrylics or salon gel nails, the Personal Salon nail beauty system bonds organically to the protein in your nails. Protein bonds are made of "double covalent" bonds, one strongest bonds in ORGANIC chemistry, ensuring the strength and durability of your nails.
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High Durability for Longest Lasting Wear

The Personal Salon Overlays cure with a high-density, maximum cross-link strength ensuring Personal Salon nail enhancements will last until you decide to remove them.
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Highly Resistant to Chemicals

Once bonded, Personal Salon nails are highly resistant to breakdown from chemicals such as acetone, ethyl acetate and similar solvent-based removers. Gel nails are resistant to acetone but not other chemicals.
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Resistant to Soaking in Water

Natural nails swell and expand from water absorption when soaked for extended periods of time. Due to the rigid connections in acrylic and gel formulas, it is recommended that those who wear acrylics and gel nails keep their hands out of water for long periods of time to avoid having their nails snap and break off. In contrast, Personal Salon nails work with the changes in your natural nail, and are therefore resistant to water exposure. So feel free to wash the dishes. Or take a bath, enjoy a Jacuzzi, or go for a swim. You deserve it!
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Strong Resistance to Particle Discoloration

Because of our uniquely synthesized formula, Personal Salon nails are not susceptible to fungal infections and therefore have a very strong resistance to discoloration due to the fungus mold common with acrylics and gels. Personal Salon nails are also non-porous, meaning that dust, dirt, and irremovable nail polish residue won't get into the top of the nail enhancement. With Acrylics and gels, these elements can get into the top of the nail enhancement and discolor the nail over time.
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Strong Resistance to UV Discoloration (Yellowing)

While all nail enhancement products can yellow or discolor, acrylics and gels yellow faster from UV induced oxidation than The Personal Salon System, meaning your nails will look well cared for and beautiful for a much longer time.
 

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Safety

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Safer, ORGANIC Bonding (Protein Bond)

Because the Personal Salon bonding system bonds to the Keratin (protein) on the top layer of your natural nail with an organic (double-covalent) protein bond that adds to the structure of your nails, it doesn't need to use any of the typical toxic "seeping" and "gripping" chemicals that Acrylic and Gel nails use.

Acrylic and Gel systems use chemicals that seep (often deeply) into your nail structure and subsequently shrink, causing them to "grab on" to the nail in order to stay in place.

Because our system doesn't use those highly toxic chemicals, our system is safer to apply youreslf, at home.
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Formulated to be Hypoallergenic

Unlike acrylics and gels, which use a "soup" of chemicals (some very toxic) not originally intended to function together, the Personal Salon system is a fully synthesized polymer.

Our fully synthesized polymers are produced from materials that (with our advanced engineering) we synthesize into one harmoniously finished product that is designed to to have attributes that allow our products to be considerably less likely to cause an allergic reaction with your skin.

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Formulated to be Non-Toxic

Unlike acrylics and gels, the Personal Salon system doesn't contain the typically used toxic chemicals. The Personal Salon system doesn't use MMA, EMA, primers, high pH chemicals, or any chemicals that are destructive to your nails or are proven to be hamful to your health.

(Note: Some nail polish products use harsher chemicals like DBP, toluene and formaldehyde. However, since some newer products don't use them, nail polish is listed here as "non-toxic".)
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Formulated to be Non-Irritating

The Personal Salon system is designed and formulated to be non-irritaing. This is very different from gels and acrylics which can use highly irritating acids MMA, EMA, and primers.
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No Painful Pinching Feeling

Personal Salon Overlays more safely bond to the natural protein in your nails with the strongest possible bond in organic chemistry. They don't stay on by "grabbing" your nails, which is how Gels and acrylics stay attached. Gels and acryics stick to your nails by "grabbing" onto holes made in your nails (by acidic primers) as they shrink while they dry. Acrylics shrink more than gels, and this is why your nails feel like they are being pinched after acrylics are applied. That's the acrylic "grabbing" onto your nail!
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No Structure Damage to Underlying Natural Nail

Because Personal Salon nails bond by linking up with the protein and adding to the structure of your nails, your natural nails stay natural beneath them, with no significant chemical damage to the structure of your nail.
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No Deep Preparation Damage to Natural Nail

In order to help remove oils and dirt, and to increase the surface area just a bit, you need buff your nails just enough to remove the oily shine. You don't need to file deep into your nail, so there's no requirement for deep preparational physical damage to your natural nail in order to have the system adhere.
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Contains no Dangerous Acid or High pH Primers

Unlike acrylics and gels, the Personal Salon system doesn't need to use any dangerous acids or high pH primers to adhere to your nail.
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Contains no Acrylate Monomer Irritants

Acrylics and gels use acrylate monomers that are part of the reaction that happens on your nail to form the nail enhancement. These acrylate monomers are highly reactive substances that cause irritation to your skin. The Personal Salon nail care beauty system does not use any acrylate monomers.
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No Acrid Odors and Fumes

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If Filed, Dust Is Inert and Inactive

Unlike acrylics, the filings from Personal Salon Overlays are inert. Though you'd still want to wear a mask, the filings are not reactive like dust filings from acrylic nails.
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Engineered for Minimal Fungus Potential

Because the Personal Salon system requires the remove of moisture from the top of your nail in order to bond well, it is virtually impossible to get a fungal infection, as fungus needs water to survive. This is very different from acrylic nails applications that use primers, which have a byproduct of water when they are applied. So acrylics potentially trap moisture between your natural nail and the dried acrylic, creating a source for fungus to live.
 

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Guarantee

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

The Personal Salon Nail System is a revolutionary nail beauty product you apply easily and more safely at home to create the strongest, hardest, most durable and most natural looking nails. Nail strengthening and beautifying results are superior to acrylic and gel nails, yet at a fraction of the cost! We believe you will be 100% satisfied with your Personal Salon Nail System, which we offer to you at no risk with a 30-day money back guarantee.
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30 Day - Easy Money Back Guarantee

The Personal Salon Nail System is engineered to be the safest, easiest, longest lasting and most beautiful looking nail strengthening product for at home use. However, if you are not satisfied with your Personal Salon Nail System, you can return the product or kit within 30 days for a full refund. As our gift to you for trying our Personal Salon Nail System kit, you may even keep the application brush, nail files, buffing block, cuticle stick and swabs.
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