Like any trend, there are rip-offs & Cheap products and poorly skilled technicians. If you see masks, drills and smell crazy bad odors, they are generally warning signs that there are practices in place that will lead to nail damage!
Ever been in the chair and can't quite stand the smell of the gel product being applied to your nails? More than likely its not Gel!
When possible, Only visit salons that use solvent-free products like Artgenic or LCN Light Concept Nail Products — which again doesn't contain chemicals like MMA, Toluene, Femaldehyde and Thylates.
Anything with Powder is NOT a true Gel product.