Nail UV Lamps
Everyone wants the perfect manicure or pedicure, but not everyone always has the means and the time to get to the salon. Having the ability to have salon-quality manis and pedis at home is important, and for this reason, there are many manicure and pedicure products available to have salon-perfect nails, even at home. One of the much-needed necessities to own is a UV/LED lamp. This helps facilitate the process of having that manicure that looks perfect every time, as the right lamp quickly dries nails so you can go on about your day.
Salon Quality Lamps
One of the reasons women (and men) go to the salon is to have picture-perfect nails that are dry in a flash. However, a salon trip can take so much time because of how long it takes to sit under the UV lamp. Look for salon-quality nail dryer fans and UV LED lamps you can use at home to help expedite your manicure. These types of lamp will usually have a fair amount of wattage (60W and up). The higher the wattage, typically the quicker your nails will dry, as it's simply a stronger machine.
If you find you don't have the space for a salon-quality lamp, you can always opt for a mini UV lamp, or a portable one. Many of these lamps don't even plug in - they run on batteries - so they're great for travel, for placement on a dresser or a bureau, or just for everyday use. Look for mini lamps in many different colours and styles, often with their own travel case so you can take them anywhere. Some portable types also come with an extension cord, for easy plug-in anywhere.
Lamps for Different Polish Types
As you're shopping UV lamps, do keep in mind that some lamps work better for different types of manicures. Gel manicures are one of the most popular types in the modern world, but also take the longest to dry and are the most tedious. If you favour gel manicures, you want to make sure you opt for a lamp that expressly says it's made for gel wraps and manicures. Similarly, if you get acrylics done, you want a lamp specifically made for acrylics.
Sadly, most UV lamps made for nails don't work so well on the feet. This is mainly a logistical issue, as feet are harder to place under small nail lamps. For perfect pedicures, you'll need a separate type of UV lamp. These larger units usually plug into the wall, and pack a lot of wattage and power. Using the timer, simply set the amount of time you want, and let the UV light work its magic on your feet. You can also look for combination air dryer and UV lamp for pedicures.