How To Apply Shellac
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So, why Shellac has become so popular? Oh where do we start? First, it is long lasting, you can wear it for over two weeks, it doesn’t chip easily and doesn’t lose its shine. Second, it doesn’t damage your nails like regular nail polish and those terrible clip-on nails that absolutely destroying your nails. It doesn’t color your nail, not only it is safe it doesn’t contain heavy chemicals and it is hypoallergenic and also its application doesn’t involve toxic chemicals. The only step where chemical treatment is involved is Shellac removal. It does take a strong acetone solution to break down the coat and requires special wrap. The color selection is fantastic! Bright, shiny, rich, simply exquisite! Natural nail color is also available. It dries fast and stays long.
Why Shellac Products Are Not Sold Over The Counter
Some companies have tried to copy this product but so far there are not worthy alternatives to the Shellac and Rachel Cooper of Red-PR.com said following: ”CND’s competitors have already released ‘me-too’ products, but no one will be able to duplicate Shellac’s patent-pending UV3 technology or guarantee the same flawless wear and gentle removal. CND spent 5 years in their state-of-the-art lab perfecting the product for a reason!”
When working with Shellac you have an option of whether you want to shape your nails and file them prior to application or you can just leave them as they are.
So the very first step you need to do is to make sure that your nail polish is carefully removed. This is better done by a professional manicurist. Your cuticles need to be pushed back and removed as well and your nails filed properly. Because Shellac lasts for two weeks and over, you may notice that at the base of your nail in a cuticle are you where your nail grow you may need a touch up. But that is not a problem because by that time you will probably need a new manicure.
Then the special base coat is applied to your nails as well as to the open edge of your nail. After the application your nails need to be cured for about 10seconds under UV light.
Then the first, think layer of Shellac is applied gently starting from the center of the nail and following to the edges. Shellac is a two coat system and you will notice that the first coat is slightly transparent. This is one of the most common mistakes made by inexperienced users where the first coat is to thick and uneven and results in uneven coat as well as less durable manicure. After the first coat is applied your nails need to be cured for 2minutes.
The second coat gives you more depth of color. After the second application your nails need to be cured for another 2minutes. After the nails have been cured the top transparent coat is applied giving your manicure extra shine and protection and cure again for 2minutes. After your top coat has dried enjoy your beautiful shiny nails.
There are no special care steps when wearing Shellac. You can apply cuticle oil to keep your cuticles nice and smooth. To remove Shellac polish, see your manicurist or therapist and they will use special applicants and a wrap which will break down the coat in about 2minutes and then could be simply wiped off your nails without any trace or damage. And the final step is to remove a sticky residue left by the top coat by wiping it off with alcohol.
So, there… Now you know all about Shellac nails, get in touch with Santiago @ 619 634 5806 and make an appointment!