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Shellac Aftercare Advice

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 bit of 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 though 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 sigh, I hope you find the advise below helpful.

If something you have done has caused a chip or lifted the 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 07730029582, so that I can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary. Please note the repair will be chargeable.

If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oil or insect repellent solutions as many of these products contains solvent oil 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 be excessive sun. Dry your hands and nails after swimming and before sunbathing to minimize any colour fading.

Please use Solar Oil at least twice a day to replace lost moisture to your skin and nails. Also beneficial to use of any CND hand and body lotion daily. Regularly using CND aftercare products will substantially prolong the life of your Shellac manicure and keep your natural nails and skin surrounding them healthy, moisturized and flexible.

If you wish to temporary change the colour of your nails whilst wearing Shellac you can use 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 or I can remove the Shellac completely which takes a brief 10 minutes.

If you decide you want to remove your Shellac please call me and let me do it safely for you in my home studio. Incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails. I will be able to remove Shellac using a professional remover and to give you a mini manicure so that your natural nails look perfectly groomed.