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 care and attention during that time. 

We say Shellac is pretty indestructible with Normal Wear and Tear, which means you have to take care 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 damage 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 lifting or peeling is noticed please do not pick or pull at the lifted area, as this will cause the lifting to increase and could even damage the natural nail.  Please contact me and we can arrange a repair if necessary.

If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellent solutions as many of these products contain DEET which will cause major damage to the Shellac colour coat.

Please use Solar Oil at least twice a day (especially at night before going to bed). 
I recommend Solar Oil which I retail at £3 and £7 and which is made to be used with Shellac.   Regularly using CND aftercare products will substantially prolong the life of your Shellac and keep your natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible. 

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 when removing nail polish.

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 (remove existing Shellac and applying a fresh new colour) or 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 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 perfect. 

If you have any questions or queries please do contact me