We at ManiPod know that you will absolutely LOVE your nails while you are wearing CND® SHELLAC® and we expect your nails to last flawlessly for at least 14 days, as long as you give them a little care and attention during that time.

CND® SHELLAC® is pretty indestructible with normal wear and tear, which means you have to partner with us by adding a little protection to your nails if doing tough jobs like household cleaning or gardening, hobbies that are rough on your hands or using harsh chemical products without wearing gloves. Doing these things without protection can reduce the length of time your manicure lasts for.

If you happen to cause some damage to the Shellac coating and see any of the following signs we hope you find the advice below very helpful.


  • If something you have done has caused a chip or lifted an edge of your Shellac manicure, please do not pick or pull at the area, as this will cause any damage to increase.  Please contact us at, so that we can assess the nail when we are next in your office. In some cases, please note that repairs may be chargeable.

  • If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellent solutions as many of these products contain solvent oils which will cause major damage to the Shellac colour coat.

  • Some of the more delicate Shellac colours can fade somewhat on contact with chlorinated water followed by excessive sun (remember that chlorine is a bleach and sun intensifies the bleaching action). Dry your hands and nails after swimming and before sunbathing to minimize any colour fading.

  • Please use Solar Oil at least twice a day (especially at night before you go to bed) to replace lost moisture to your skin and nails. We recommend Solar Oil which we sell at selected client sites, and which compliments Shellac. Daily use of  hand lotion is also recommended. Regularly using CND after care products will substantially prolong the life of your Shellac manicure and keep your natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible.

  • If you wish to temporarily change the colour of your nails whilst you are wearing Shellac you can use nail enamel over the Shellac but please be sure to use an acetone free remover if removing nail polish between appointments.

  • Relative to your lifestyle and activity level, your Shellac will need fortnightly or three weekly maintenance as there will be obvious re-growth. At this point we can either re-Shellac your nails (removing existing Shellac and re-applying a fresh new colour) or we can remove the Shellac completely which takes 10 minutes.

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  • We encourage you to contact us to remove your Shellac as incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails. We will be able to remove Shellac using a professional remover and give you a mini-manicure so that your natural nails look perfectly groomed.

Stay perfectly polished!