Shellac Nails are the most popular nail treatment at Essential Beauty Clinic. They have a unique formulation that applies like a polish, yet sets and offers the durability of gel nails. Shellac Nails have a mirror finish which can last around 2 weeks, zero dry time and doesn’t cause any damage to your natural nails.

We offer Shellac nails as part of a range of manicure and pedicure packages. Or if you’re really pushed for time, a simple file and polish with Shellac can easily be slotted into your lunch break.

What happens during a Signature Manicure Treatment with Shellac?

A Signature manicure begins with an application of nourishing oil and cuticle cream, followed by an exfoliator, which is worked into the hands and lower arms to slough away any dead cells and leave your skin feeling smoother, softer and fresher. After soaking the nails for several minutes, your beauty therapist will get to work trimming your cuticles and filing your nails, before a gorgeously thick and deliciously scented moisturising cream is worked into your hands and arms in a soothing massage.

It’s then time for the Shellac Nails application

The base coat is applied using much the same technique as you would apply everyday polish; brushed on each finger from the base of the nail to the tip. Each hand is then placed under a UV lamp for just 10 seconds to set the Shellac Nails.

What colours are available for Shellac Nails?

The choice of colours ranges from pale shell pink to bright corals and dark plums, and a French finish is also available. The colour which is applied in two coats, each of which is set under the UV lamp for two minutes, before a final top coat is applied, again taking just 2 minutes to set. Once your nails emerge from the UV lamp, they will be completely dry so there’s no risk of spoiling the finish by denting, smudging or marking the polish when you slip your jacket on or rummage in your handbag afterwards.

Removing Shellac Nails

When the time comes to remove the Shellac, we will soak your nails in remover pads for just 5-10 minutes, another reason why Shellac Nails are perfect for today’s busy lifestyle.

Do’s and don’ts

Shellac gives your nails a hard wearing coating which really helps to protect your nails from everyday wear. To get the best out of your Shellac Nails, please remember to use them as ‘jewels not tools’ as they are not infallible and always wear gloves when using chemicals such as cleaning products.

Prices: £20

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