We know you will absolutely LOVE your nails while you are wearing shellac and we 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 & 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 the 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 will find the advice below helpful.

If something you have done as caused a chip or lifted edge to your shellac, please do NOT pick or pull at the area, as this will cause any damage to increase. Please note that repairs are 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 coating.

Some of the more delicate shellac colours can fade somewhat if you are in chlorinated water followed by excessive sun (remember chlorine is a bleach and the sun intensifies the bleaching action). Dry your hands and nails after swimming and before sunbathing to minimize any colour fading.

Please use solar oil at LEAST TWICE a day (especially at night before bed) to replace lost moisture to your skin and nails. We recommend CND SolarOil which is made to be used with Shellac. Regularly using CND aftercare products will substantially prolong the life of your Shellac manicure and keep your natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible.

Relative to your life-style and activity level, your Shellac will need fortnightly or 3 weekly maintenance as there will be obvious re-growth. At this point we can either re-Shellac your nails or we can remove the Shellac completely.

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

Enjoy your fabulous nails xx

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