Shellac is a hybrid nail treatment, with the finish of a traditional polish but the long-lasting results of a gel treatment. It is scratch and wear-resistant and can have a variety of finishes including creme, pearl and metallic.
In the run-up to your Shellac manicure, we would advise you to apply a nail and cuticle oil such as CND Solar Oil to keep the area conditioned and maintain the natural nail's flexibility. You should be using a product like this anyway to keep nails in good health and maintain moisture.
After performing a basic manicure, the therapist will apply the Shellac nail polish layer by layer, curing each one with a special UV lamp that dries the polish instantly.
After your manicure, keep using nail and cuticle oil to keep both the nails and the product well-conditioned. It's a good idea to wear rubber gloves when doing household chores, to keep your nails shiny.
When it's time for the Shellac to come off, return to the salon. They'll use a gentle product remover to break down the colour without drying it out and compromising the health of your natural nails.
Shellac should do absolutely no damage to your nails, so if you want to have it re-applied, it's safe to go for it straight away."
CND Shellac™, the original Power Polish™, delivers 14+ day flawless wear, superior color and mirror shine with zero dry-time and no nail damage. Available in 57 trend-setting shades that can be layered together to make infinite options, CND Shellac is a true innovation of chip-free, extended-wear nail color!
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