CND Shellac Aftercare

CND Shellac Aftercare Advice

We know you will absolutely LOVE your nails while you are wearing Shellac and we expect your nails to last flawlessly for at least 14 days as long as you give them a little care and attention during that time.  

We say Shellac is pretty indestructible with normal wear and tear, which means you have to partner with us by adding a little protection to your nails by wearing gloves if doing tough jobs like household cleaning and gardening, hobbies that are rough on your hands or using harsh chemical products. Doing these things without protection can effect your Shellac service.

If you do happen to cause some damage to the Shellac coating and see any of the following signs, we hope you find the advice below helpful.  

If lifting or peeling is noticed please do NOT pick or pull at the lifted area, as this will cause the lifting to increase and could even damage the natural nail. Please call us so that we can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary. Please note that repairs may be chargeable. 

If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellent solutions as many of these products contain DEET which can cause major damage to the Shellac colour coat. Ideally avoid the nails completely or ensure to wash hands thoroughly after application.

Please use CND Solar Oil at least twice a day (ideally at night before going to bed).  
We recommend CND Solar Oil which we retail in-salon from £3.95 and which is especially made to be used with CND Shellac. Regularly using this will substantially prolong the life of your Shellac and keep your natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible. 

If you wish to temporarily change the colour of your nails whilst wearing Shellac you can use standard nail polish over the Shellac but please be sure to use an Acetone Free Remover when removing any nail polish.

Relative to your life-style and activity level, your Shellac will need fortnightly or three weekly maintenance as there will be obvious re-growth. At this point we can either re-Shellac your nails (remove existing Shellac, manicure the nails, and apply a fresh new colour) or remove the Shellac completely which takes a brief 10 minutes.

If you do decide you would like to remove your Shellac please call us and let us do it safely for you in the salon as a complimentary service, incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails. Only gel-polish that has been applied elsewhere will incur a £6 removal charge.  

For more information on any of our hand and nail treatments please visit: or call us on 01323 439990.