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Shellac Nails Vs Gel Nails

Shellac Nails Vs Gel Nails, Montreal Manicure

Shellac Nails Vs Gel Nails, Montreal Manicure

Shellac nail polish combines the benefits of both gel and regular nail polishes into one product that doesn’t chip – lasting two weeks without needing touch ups!

Gel polishes come in 388 shades while Shellac only provides 116. It can be difficult finding your ideal shade but your manicurist will help guide your search process.


Shellac nails are long-wearing and can last for up to 14 days before chipping or peeling off, providing a natural appearance without looking too shiny like gel polish does. Plus, there’s no lengthy curing process!

Keep in mind if you decide to get a shellac manicure and you have very delicate nail beds; proper removal can prevent you from having to file and scrape off excess polish that could end up damaging natural nails. Otherwise, this process could leave you scraping and filing which could end up damaging them further.

Gel nails differ significantly from Shellac in thickness and removal process, necessitating longer soak times before you can use acetone to begin peeling it away. Therefore, for this treatment to ensure safe results visit a local nail salon to be certain they know how to correctly uninstall Gel nail polish without damaging your nails – they also have the necessary products on hand that allow you to soak it off efficiently.


Shellac nail polish resembles gel but can be applied directly as a polish instead. Curing under an LED light takes only minutes compared to gel’s extended drying times, making application quicker and less intense.

Shellac manicures provide more natural-looking nails because your natural nail colors don’t become hidden under layers of polish, while being less damaging to them than gel manicures. As long as removal procedures are followed properly and your nails have time to breathe between shellac manis, shellac manis will keep your nails strong and healthy.

Plus, this method is an ideal solution for those who love changing up their nail color but cannot access gel nails due to weak natural nails. As long as you visit a professional salon, this treatment option is safe and looks beautiful! Just make sure that when speaking with the nail tech you tell him/her which colors you have in mind before choosing any treatment plan.

Easy to Remove

Shellac manicures combine gel polish with regular nail polish, providing protection for nails much like acrylic nails do. As such, Shellac can keep nails strong and healthy for extended periods while chipping less than other forms of manicures.

However, it’s still essential that you entrust a professional with both applying and removing them. Doing it yourself may damage your nails if used incorrectly.

Lippmann emphasizes that gel manicures may be harder to take off due to their thicker consistency, but with proper nail care (including applying cuticle oil twice daily and using quality hand cream), removal shouldn’t be too challenging. They make an ideal option for longer-wearing manicures – typically 14 days without chipping – without the need for salon drying time!

Less Expensive

Shellac nails are less damaging to natural nails than gel or acrylic applications, more comfortable to wear, and last up to two weeks without chipping or dissolving. Made in America by CND, this technology combines advantages from both gel polishes as well as regular nail polish for a manicure that lasts longer, is chip-resistant, and can be removed more easily than gel manicures.

However, due to requiring UV light for curing purposes during its application process, Shellac manicures may be less healthy than traditional acrylic ones in terms of skin health benefits and potential premature aging effects.

The best choice for your nails depends on what kind of manicure you want and how often. Both gels and Shellacs are excellent choices that look beautiful while lasting for an extended period, but it is essential that you select one which meets both your nail needs and budget.

Shellac Nails Vs Gel Nails, Montreal Manicure
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