One of the biggest crazes in nail salons and the manicure industry this decade is a Shellac manicure, and countless women from all around the globe are finding it hard to resist the glamour of this brilliant manicure treatment.
But what is it with a Shellac manicure that makes it such a popular option to people who fancy getting their nails done? Is it better than other proven and tested nail treatment options, like acrylic and gel manicures? Let’s find out.
CND Shellac is a brand name of gel nail polish made by Creative Nail Design, Inc. – the global leader in professional nail, hand and food beauty. It is made of a formulation of polymers, monomers and solvents that are hypo-allergenic and contain no DBP, toluene or formaldehyde.
Getting a Shellac manicure means that your nails will be treated with one of the brand’s many alluring variants, which include over 100 designer shades whose brilliant colours can drop the jaws of salon goers who love getting their nails done.
But its vast selection of gorgeous designer shades isn’t the only reason why Shellac manicures are so popular.
Shellac nails are known for being more durable and long-lasting than other manicure options. This nail treatment can last anywhere from two weeks to a full month – all without causing your polish to chip, peel or wear off. In fact, a Shellac manicure is so durable that it will rarely chip or peel when you perform household tasks, like doing the laundry or washing the dishes without gloves.
For comparison, acrylic nails and gel nails usually last two to three weeks before wearing off, and both are prone to chipping and peeling whenever your hands and fingers are engaging in an activity.
Other than its remarkable durability and longevity, Shellac manicures also offer a high-gloss shine that looks absolutely fabulous, and a zero-drying time that gives your hands the freedom to do productive stuff the moment you’re done, like rummaging through your bag to get something important.
Another benefit of a Shellac manicure is that it can be removed quickly without causing any damage to your nails, like scraping or filing. The same can’t be said for regular manicures because they have the tendency to damage the nail during removal.
In terms of durability, longevity and ease of removal, Shellac nails are definitely better than gel or acrylic nails. When it comes to looks, however, it’s arguable which of the three offers better-looking shades and glossiness. But you can be the judge in that area.