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5 things you need to know about shellac nails

Go30 nails purple wedding by Active Skin Solutions Beauty SalonThe manicure industry is has been buzzing shellac nails for a while now – have you tried them? Shellac nails are a more durable option.

What are shellac nails?

This is a type of nail treatment that is sometimes known as gel manicure. It can last for a month without chips, breaks or the need to be recoated, when looked after correctly. Does this sound too good to be true to you? Well, shellac nails are all this and more!

Start with healthy nails

Shellac nails can be an excellent option for durable nails but you need to start with a healthy nails. If your cuticles and fingernail beds are peeling down, don’t use shellac nails yet, or the finish result will not as long as it should be. It is best if you treat your nail problem first before having shellac nails applied.

When having applying shellac nails, there are things you need to know.

Shellac gel nail last up to a month

Did you know that the best thing about shellac nail is its longevity? They can actually last up to a month! This is because polish is cured with UV light and set hard before you leave the salon.

Practice nail care at home

Yes, shellac nails last longer but it is important that you know how to do some basic nail care at home as it is required to keep your nails healthy and your polish looking good. For example, applying cuticle oil twice a day will keep your nails healthy underneath the pretty colour! Although shellacs are hard they are still prone to damage if you are rough on them, garden can be particular bad for shellacs. This is not to say don’t garden but make sure you wear soft cotton gloves inside your gardening gloves and just be aware if you are doing lots of gardening the life of your shellacs will probably be reduced.

Remove gel polish carefully

When shellac nail starts to break or chip, don’t be tempted to tear or peel it yourself because you might peel away the top layer of your nail. Go back to the salon and have them soaked off to protect your natural nails.

5 things you need to know about shellac nails

What are you waiting for? Book your shellac nail treatment today. When in Kalgoorlie, contact Helen at Active Skin Solutions and get your nails done!