Manicures + Pedicures

In this article we are going to focus on your next manicure/pedicure, specifically we will discuss the wonderful upgrade with shellac.

Here at York Street Spa, we use the CND Shellac brand.

Is shellac a gel?

Is shellac a gel? Shellac is actually a form of permanent nail polish. Shellac has a unique eight-patent formula, is the only non-damaging, long-lasting polish that doesn’t require soaking, filing or roughing of the natural nail. It also fast drying so after your manicure or pedicure, you won’t need to wait as long for the drying process.

Shellac typically lasts a good 2-3 weeks, this taking into consideration how rough you are with your hands, if you use your hands for hard labor, you can expect minor chipping after a week and a half. Luckily at YORK STREET SPA if in the event you damage a nail, we fix your nail free of charge!

Should I remove Shellac at home?

Should I remove Shellac at home? Though we usually remove our regular polish at home with normal polish removal, shellac’s removal process is a little more detailed than that.

When it comes to removal, CND Shellac should never be filed, peeled or scraped off. This damages your real nail.

The York Street Spa team are more than happy to remove the shellac for you, again free of charge. We use a nourishing remover that is acetone-based, but is infused with macadamia and vitamin E oils to condition the nail and avoid damaging it or the surrounding skin. This remover is applied and sits on the nails for about 5 to 8 minutes.

What should I do to get shellac?

Before you choose Shellac, it is recommended that your nails are healthy and well pampered before applying this type of polish, which of course calls for a manicure, pedicure or both!

So call us on 613-562-2121 or mail us at info@yorkstreetspa.com to book an appointment for your Shellac

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