Japanese Gel

So, what is Japanese Gel?

100% Gel, None of the Other Stuff

Japanese gels are true gels (as opposed to gel polish) which means they are highly pigmented. Japanese gels are great because they have dual use of being used for nail art and full applications.

Specialized Formula

No bonder or primer is needed! Japanese gel bases are made to simplify the nail process. Japanese gels last so much longer on your nails too! It can go without chipping for 4+ weeks when applied properly.

Japanese Gels Are 5-Free! KOKOIST and Leaf Gel Are 9 and 10 Free!

Japanese gels are typically 5 Free. At Athena Nails Boutique we use products such as KOKOIST and LEAF Gel, which are 9 and 10-free!

While the definition of 9-free can vary, for us this means that our products do not contain these ingredients: toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), and xylene. We maintain Japanese standards to dissuade from using toxic chemicals in our products.


What Makes Our Gel Different?

Say Hello To Long Lasting Beautiful Nails

Our Gels are a semi-hard gel that gives a natural, long-lasting finish that suits all of your client’s lifestyle and needs. At Kokoist, we own a gel production facility dedicated to growing and preserving its high-quality standards day in and day out to provide the best quality nail gel to the nail industry. We continue to strive to evolve and provide peace of mind, excitement, and joy to all who use our merchandise. We value the ease of use for nail technicians and long-lasting satisfaction for their customers.

Our Formula Incorporates Strength & Cohesion

All of our hand-picked soak-off gel focuses on adhesion and durability! We have 3 different types of base gels to bind securely on any type of nail. Say goodbye to chipped & brittle nails! We currently have 3 different types of bases - Mega Stick Base, Bonding Duo, and Nail Thoughts Clear & Tinted Bases!

Over 1,000 Colors To Choose From!

Currently, Athena Nails Boutique has over 1,000 colors. Our Excel Color gels are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way! These color gels self-level to leave a beautiful sleek and even finish, without streaking. Not only do we have beautiful opaque colors, but we also have great sheers to choose from! 

Kokoist Japanese Gel Nail for Athena Nails Ann Arbor
Leaf Gel Japanese Gel Nail for Athena Nails Ann Arbor