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Shellac FAQ's

CND Shellac

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Q. What is Shellac?

A.    Shellac™ is a hybrid Nail Color a mix between regular nail polish and gel nails. This revolutionary product applies like polish, wears flawlessly for up to 14 days of high gloss shine, and is removed in minutes. Shellac is a trademark product first created by CND (Creative Nail Design) making it the leader in the revolution product. There are now more companies such as OPI and Gelish coming out with similar products.

Q. What is the benefit of Shellac?

A.    Zero dry time, full color and shine for up to 14 days, minimal to no chipping, helps weak brittle nails, prevents nail splitting, acts as a shield for nail biters.

Q. How does Shellac work?

A.    Shellac is like any other polish application which includes a Base Coat, Color Coat (2 coats) and Top Coat. All coats are cured individually with a UV Lamp. When all layers are complete the shellac is 100% dry to the touch which is another reason why Shellac is so popular there is no wait for drying time.

Q. How do I remove Shellac?

A.    Shellac is removed with 100% pure acetone. Removal can be done at home, however it is recommended that shellac be removed in a professional salon which nail technicians who are specially trained with the products. Shellac removal in the salon takes about 10 - 15 minutes.

Q. Will Shellac damage my nails? 

A.    Minimal zero damage. Some dryness will occur which is why it is best to hydrate with cuticle oil. Everyone’s nails are different and some may not have best of results as others.

Q. Do I need a fill?

A.    No. With Shellac the product is fully removed and done completely over again each time.

Q. How do I keep my Shellac at its best?

A.    If you see any prodcut lifting do not pick at it, this will tend to lift off the entire prodcut off the nail. Do not file at the edges this will also tend to life product off the entire nail. Also it is very importatnt to use cutile oil daily.