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Shellac Nails, are they Good or Bad?

Shellac Nails Fredericton

A manicure and pedicure that lasts a couple of weeks without smudging or chipping might sound too good to be true, but thanks to a new trending hybrid gel nail polish, it does not have to be.

One of the significant nail inventions of 2010 by a California-based company CND (Creative Nail Design), Shellac has increasingly gained popularity for its smooth finish and durable results. In Canada, Shellac is gradually gaining popularity as well, and the most trending topic in Canada in 2020 is “shellac nail designs”.

The product is applied just like regular nail polish, but this is the very first powder polish to set like a gel nail polish under LED light. This drying procedure makes Shellac nail more durable and flexible than the regular manicure or pedicure, and reduce the long dry-times of traditional nail polish.

Customers can freely leave the salon and spa without worrying about chipping and smudging their nails, a brilliant innovation for most nail polish fans. 


As several clients asked what the pros of shellac nails are, and there any side effects of this new nail design. It is absolutely perfect for the female on the go. This nail beautifying treatment is more nail-friendly than gel nail polish, in that no shaping or massive filing is necessary, and your nails may look healthier and feel stronger after applying shellac nail. Here we are going to

discuss the most frequently asked “Pros and Cons of Shellac Nails.”

Pros of  Shellac Nails

Everyone tells about the best things about gel nail polish. And many say shellac nails are far better than gel nails. By applying shellac nails, you will have shiny, natural-looking, and sleek nails very easily. Shellac nails are fairly economical than other nail designs such as solar nails, gel nails, and acrylic nails, etc. The costs of shellac nails are in the range of $25 to $100 approximately. The treatment process is also affordable and very simple. A base layer, shellac nail polishes, and a final coat make the nails look glossy and also last longer. The major advantage of having this treatment is the permanency and healthier look of the nails with a range of different color shades. Furthermore, Shellac nails protect your natural nails from cracking and chipping.

Cons of Shellac Nails

Gel nails polish and ultraviolet drying processes are quite safe. But, you want to use ultraviolet rays while many others are avoiding it. That is the one and only bad thing about shellac nail treatment. UV energy is, obviously, bad for your skin and health. Most of the advanced nail salon like Vibrant salon and Spa only uses LED light instead of UV rays for curing Shellac Nails, so this side effect can be overcome by using LED Light which is not bad for your health. Shellac nails may also cause dryness to the natural nails and cuticles. And, you cannot enhance the length of the natural nails because of these just nail polishes, not acrylic. You can pay no attention to this, considering all the good things about the shellac nails. If somebody says it’s obvious that

“shellac nails are totally bad for your nails,” it is a whole lie. They are pretty good, even healthier for your nails if you can ignore the tiny bad things.


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