Shellac is a Gel based colour polish that is UV cured and lasts at least 14 days without chipping. A base coat is applied but this, unlike any other quality nail polish, is then cured using an LED lamp. The colour coats are applied twice, followed by a clear top coat. These are all LED cured. This leaves you with a flawless finish for 2 - 3 weeks.
It can be removed in around 10 - 15 minutes using a special Shellac Remover.
We have over 80 colours in stock.
Our natural nails often break. Shellac can help with nails that fray at the ends. If we see a potential split in your nail, we can cover this with a tiny amount of Acrylic which will take seconds to apply. Your Shellac Manicure will then cover this for an invisible repair. If you would like to add a bit more stability to your nails or would just like your Manicure to last a little while longer, you can opt for a coat of "soak off gel" to your Shellac Manicure, this will add extra protection.
Acrylic Nails are the most popular Nail Enhancement as they are the hardest wearing. Acrylics were invented by a dentist in the USA in the 1950’s who broke a nail and repaired it with a tooth mixture, he was quick to patent the idea and the rest is history.
Acrylic nails are created by mixing a powder with a liquid and placing directly onto your prepped nail plate with or without false tips. This dries and hardens almost instantly and is then filed into shape. We have a choice of French Manicure with Pink & White acrylic or Clear acrylic onto a natural colour false tip that is blended into your natural nail. The shape and length is up to you however; we prefer to shape the nail with the natural line of your own nails. Shellac can also be applied directly on top of the acrylic nail.
*A full set of nails must not be rushed. It will take approx. 2 hours if your Nail Technician is to do a good job. We use manual nail files on your natural nail, which all good Nail Technicians will use. Please bear this in mind when arranging your appointment.
Brisa Lite Gel is a product designed by CND, the makers of Shellac.
Similar in technology to gel nails, Brisa Lite has been created to be more flexible and to work well with Shellac if required. It needs no filing of your natural nail and soaks off within 20 minutes.
There are 2 ways you can use Brisa Lite.....
Strengthen Natural Nails:
Brisa Lite Removable Smoothing Gel adds a thin, flexible & lightweight protection to your natural nails and can encourage your nails to grow. Perfect for people that have nails that fray or break and gives added protection to your nail. Works well for people that want to encourage the natural nail to grow but also looking for a totally natural look.
Strengthen Shellac Nails:
Brisa Lite has the power to partner CND Shellac and can extend your 2-3 week shellac manicure for an extra week. It adds a thin, flexible and lightweight protective layer to perfect and smooth the surface of the natural nail.