Gel Polish Manicure
Shellac Nails & Manicures
Experience at our salon the best brands of gel polish to have a 14 day chip-free manicure or pedicure technology. We use CND Shellac, OPI and Gellux colours.
Includes nail tidy, cuticle work, application of polish, cream, CND Solar Oil & free removal.
45min ( with removal ) £24.00
You can add on :
* Glitter Topcoat – add £1.00
- French Finish – add £2.00
How is Shellac gel polish different from the traditional polish manicure?
Typical nail polish dries by evaporation, which means your manicure is not cured until 2-3 hours after your service. Think about it – most of your manicure time is spent waiting for polish to dry.
But Shellac gel polish manicure is cured by UV light, and within minutes. Your nails are completely dry by the time your manicure is over, and strong enough to withstand accidental knocks. It acts like a plasticized coating, suitable as a long lasting polish.
How is a Shellac service different from traditional nail enhancements (fake nails)? Drills are never used or needed with Shellac, and removal does not leave nails dry, thin, possibly torn. Gels ( extensions ) get low marks from many consumers because of the potential nail damage that can result from soaking nails and fingers in strong acetone, and abrasive filing to remove the gel residue. Shellac offers a more nail-friendly solution by taking gel to the next level — no sculpting or filing, just thin coats of polish on your natural nail, with a brief time for curing under a UV lamp between every coat. Ahern says the UV is used for 10 seconds after the base coat, and two minutes each between the two coats of color and the top coat.
When the top coat is done, you get a quick shine with a soft cloth and alcohol and you’re ready to go.
“Quick, easy, out the door, no one’s having to fish for your keys,” Ahern said.
Who is Shellac best suited for? Shellac is for people who want to maintain natural nails. The formulation looks as good from day 1 to day 14, but does not appear to damage nail beds.
Who is Shellac least suited for? Those looking to lengthen their nails. You cannot use Shellac to create a longer nail. Also, Shellac isn’t for clients with extremely damaged nail beds, split or peeling nails. It is best to get on a corrective program with your manicurist before thinking about Shellac. If your nail is peeling off, it will take Shellac with it.
The most rewarding part of our job is identifying clients’ troublespots, and working out a program to bring the hands, feet and nails to the point of perfection.