• How long do Shellac manicures last?   Shellac polish can last 10 to 14 days depending on your lifestyle. It may last even longer, but you'll probably notice a gap between your cuticle and the polish where your nail bed has grown out. Nurses, teachers and our nail technicians have all been amazed how long it's lasted on their hard working hands!

  • How much does a Shellac mani cost at Embellish?   Our Shellac manicures cost $45 and this includes soaking off your previous Shellac lacquer, the option of choosing French polish as well as the cuticle work, massage etc. you expect in a great Embellish manicure. It's more expensive than our regular services because the Shellac products cost us 4 to 5 times the amount of our regular top coats, base coats and polish. The Shellac service also takes a bit more of a nail technician's time to complete the service. Since even the best manicure rarely lasts longer than three days, most customers have told us that it's a great value.

  • Is Shellac safe for expectant mothers or those with sensitive skin?  Yes. Shellac does not include Formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). Shellac is hypo-allergenic because it utilizes only a low level of photo-initiators. Photo-initiators can lead to sensitivity with some clients.
  • What do I need to know when I book?   Please mention at the time of booking that you'd like to try a Shellac manicure as this service takes longer than a regular manicure to perform. Please note this is a professional product so we don't recommend that you remove Shellac by yourself at home.