What should I expect with my gel or Shellac manicure?

Gel/Shellac manis are so great because they stay shiny and can last up to 14 days without chipping. However, everyone's nails are different and customers may experience different wear time based on the condition of your nails and the activities you do with your hands. Some customers get up to three weeks of wear, while others only 7 days.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of your gel/Shellac mani:

  • Apply cuticle oil to your cuticles at night before bed, this helps the elasticity of the skin/nail and makes your manicure last longer (yes, really!). We love keeping a Dadi' Oil mini on our nightstand and applying before bed.
  • Don't keep your nails too short - if you bite your nails or have them REALLY short, then gel manis may not be for you. It's difficult to cap the free edge of the nail to make the manicure last longer, and you might see chipping quickly.
  • Let your manicurist know how you like your color, shaping and application. If there is something you are not satisfied with, it's so much better if you let your technician know right away rather than leaving unhappy. Gel manis are too expensive not to be completely satisfied with the result!

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