The appeal of gel manicures has always been their convenience: One application equals a minimum of 10 days of perfectly painted digits. As more and more women have jumped on the gel-manicure train, the number of options available has exploded, leaving the market saturated. So, how are you supposed to find out which method is right for you?
Here, we've broken down the most popular semi-permanent manicure options, including the new crop of at-home gel kits, which are just as nifty as they sound. From the types of lamps they use to the color selection, here's everything you need to know before you get your gel on.