Shellac for nails is considered a manicure miracle since shellac treatment assures a chip-free, smudge –free manicure that lasts for weeks. It is the new buzz of nail fashion and is becoming the most requested nail treatment in nail salons all over America and the rest of the world.
Shellac for nails provide a very slick look to the nails and its appearance remains the same except when new growth starts to show. This could be after 2 weeks or 14 days or even longer. You can enjoy your lovely manicure longer than ordinary polish without fear of chipping. In spite of this advantage, shellac is applied on the nails just like ordinary nail polish and nail prep is exactly the same as in plain manicure. The only difference is that shellac for nails is cured under a UV lamp.
With shellac for nails, there is no need to sculpt or file. All that is needed is a thin coating of the shellac polish on the nails, and a brief curing time under a UV lamp in between coats – 10 seconds after applying the base coat and 2 minutes after every coat of color and another 2 minutes for the top coat. After the top coat is cured, all that is required is to buff the nails with a soft cloth with alcohol and presto! Longer lasting, lovely smudge-free, chip-free manicure!
If your nails or nail beds are damaged or not healthy, however, shellac is not advisable for you. You will need to bring them back in good condition before you can enjoy shellac for nails’ great advantage.
Shellac for nails is an invention of CND or Creative Nail Design, a California based manufacturer of nail products. According to CND, it took them five years to perfect the shellac formula. It’s time well spent it seems, the popularity of this new nail product proves it.