Monday, 11 April 2016

Shellac Nails 101

There are a few things that get us quite excited here at Gems, and Shellac nails is one of them! We have been doing Shellac for quite some time now and our clients simply can’t get enough…and nor can we! If you’re new to this style of mani and want to see what all the fuss is about, this blog post is for you. Here is everything you need to know:

What is Shellac?
Creative Nail Design’s (CND) Shellac nail care line is a hybrid between a nail polish and a gel. The product is applied like a normal nail varnish but uses UV light that dries it and gives it its durability, flexibility & that Shellac great shine!

Why is it so great?
Where do we begin?! There’s absolutely no drying time with Shellac nails. With normal nail polish, you become redundant for the next few hours while waiting for your polish to dry, so things like washing up, picking things up or even going to the loo is a serious task & can cause a chip or dent in your fresh mani.

However, once your Shellac manicure is put under the UV light, it dries instantly and you can carry on with your day as normal! Just don’t tell your mum/dad/husband/boyfriend/kids this insider info and let them do the dishes while you sit back and wait for your nails to “dry”!

How long does a Shellac manicure last?
Another amazing fact about Shellac nails is that because of the formula it’s made with, there is hardly any chance of your nails chipping, which means that a Shellac manicure usually lasts up to 2 weeks, or longer in most cases!

How is Shellac different from other nail enhancements, like fake nails?
Shellac is gentler on nails than the techniques used to apply fake nails. It doesn't require a drill, and removal doesn't leave nails weak, dry or torn.

How much is it & how can I book an appointment?
Shellac nails are £25-£30 & you can book by calling us at Gems: 020 8301 0040

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