You've heard of acrylics. You've probably tried your fair share of press-on nails. And you've definitely gotten a gel manicure at least once in your life. So, what do you get when you combine all of the best traits about each of these nail treatments into on service? Gel nail extensions. They are made from the same gel that gel polish is made of, add length to your regular nails like a press-on, and are as strong and long-lasting as acrylics, but without the powder or the harsh chemicals. If it sounds too good to be true, it isn't, according to celebrity nail artist Betina Goldstein.