I know you will absolutely LOVE your nails while you are wearing Shellac and I expect your nails to last flawlessly for at least 14 days as long as you give them a little care and attention during that time.
We say Shellac is pretty indestructible with normal wear and tear, which means you have to partner with us by adding a little protection to your nails if doing tough jobs like household cleaning and gardening, hobbies that are rough on your hands or using harsh chemical products without wearing gloves; doing these things without protection can mar your Shellac service.
If you do happen to cause some damage to the Shellac coating and see any of the following signs, we hope you find the advice below helpful.
If something you have done has caused a chip or lifted an edge of your Shellac manicure, please do NOT pick or pull at the area, as this will cause any damage to increase. Please ring me on 07811 223387 so that I can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary. Please note that repairs will be chargeable.
If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellent solutions as many of these products contain solvent oils which will cause major damage to the Shellac colour coat.
Some of the more delicate Shellac colours can fade somewhat if one is in chlorinated water followed by excessive sun (remember that chlorine is a bleach and sun intensifies the bleaching action). Dry your hands and nails after swimming and before sunbathing to minimize any colour fading.
Please use a cuticle oil at least twice a day (especially at night before going to bed) to replace lost moisture to your skin and nails. .
If you wish to temporarily change the colour of your nails whilst wearing Shellac you can use nail enamel over the Shellac but please be sure to use an Acetone Free Remover if removing nail polish between appointments.
Relative to your life-style and activity level, your Shellac will need fortnightly or three weekly maintenance as there will be obvious re-growth. At this point I can either re-Shellac your nails (removing existing Shellac and re-applying a fresh new colour) or I can remove the Shellac completely which takes a brief 10 minutes.
If you do decide you want to remove your Shellac please call me and let me do it safely for you in the salon. Incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails. However, to remove shellac safely at home you need to wrap in acetone for approximately 10 minutes then remove with an orange stick – please contact me if you would like a removal kit.
If you have any questions or queries please call me on 07811 223387.