Shellac FAQ

  1. What is Shellac?
    Shellac is a breakthrough, patent-pending UV3 technology that combines the ease of polish with the permanence of gels. No other products in the market can stand up to the claim - on like polish, wears like gel, off in minutes.
  2. What can I expect to pay for a Shellac service in a salon?
    At Naomi's Studio & Salon we charge: $40 includes full manicure done $10 for the removal with no re-application
  3. Is the Shellac formula "3-Free"?
    Yes. Shellac does not include Formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate)
  4. Is Shellac hypo-allergenic?
    Yes, a low level of photo-initiators are utilized in Shellac. Photo-initiators can lead to sensitivity with some clients.
  5. Is there any odor to Shellac?
    A slight odor may be noticeable upon application but not as strong as nail polish. After curing in the lamp, residual odor does not remain.
  6. Does Shellac removal damage the natural nail?
    No. Shellac was developed and tested for years to perfect every aspect of the Shellac process, including removal.
  7. Will Shellac last longer than 14 days?
    Yes, however you will notice a "line of demarcation" as your natural nail grows away from the cuticle. It is recommended that you adhere to a 14 day re-application appointment, as the adhesion will increase if worn past this point, making the removal process a little more lengthy.
  8. Will soaps or other personal grooming products affect the wearability of Shellac?
    No. Shellac was developed and tested to withstand the rigors of daily wear.
  9. Are there any negative side effects of the frequency of removal with Shellac?
    No, not as long as the system is being used correctly.
  10. Can Shellac be used over my enhancements (Liquid & Powder and Gel)?
    Your Nail Professional can incorporate a Shellac service with both Liquid & Powder and Gel enhancement services.
  11. Can I remove my own Shellac?
    Yes; however, for best results and to ensure the health of the natural nail, Shellac is a professional only service and only trained Nail Professionals should apply & remove Shellac.
  12. How is this different from Opi's Axxium Gel Manicure?
    There is no filing the nail bed with the Shellac to remove it-- unlike OPI's gel manicure.! You must file/buff the nail with OPI's gel manicure, so if your nails are very thin or brittle, it can cause further damage.