Shellac is the brain child of a Californian company called Creative Nail Design, also known as CND. Shellac is described as a hybrid as it is a cross between a Gel Manicure and Polish Manicure i.e. it goes on like a polish but sets and lasts like a gel.
Nail prep is the same as a basic manicure with thin coats of polish on your natural nail however there is a brief curing time under a UV lamp between every coat (10 seconds after the base coat and two minutes after each of the two coats of colour and the top coat).
When the top coat is done, you get a quick shine with a soft cloth coated in alcohol and you're ready to go. Shellac lasts
7 - 10 days depending on how you use your nails. It cannot be removed with normal polish remover instead requires pure acetone applied directly to the polish.
CND only sells to licensed professionals, therefore any Shellac products advertised online are being sold illegally.
We pride ourselves on stocking all Shellac colours and having them in salon as soon as possible after new colours are released .
To extend the longevity of your Shellac especially in dry conditions we recommend using a moisturising treatment such as solar oil or hoof cream, as this will keep your nails and Shellac flexible.
CND Shellac is Vegan friendly and cruelty free.