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Excellence in Nail Care



How do I remove Shellac at home?


1. Lightly etch the top coat with a nail file. This breaks the top seal of polish. Do not file through the polish.

2. Use either a cotton pad cut into fourths or small cotton balls. Saturate each pad with acetone polish remover (not acetate-check the first ingredient on the label)

3. Place a saturated cotton pad on top of the nail and wrap with  a piece of aluminium foil. Repeat on other nails.

4. Apply a warm towel, heating pad or even your other hand on top of the  wrapped nails. Wait 8 to 10 minutes.

 5. Remove the foil and pads. The shellac will be curling up like a sticker.  Gently  scrap off with your finger nail or orangewood stick. 


If you have any questions, please call us! 



We also have a kit at our salon to purchase to assist in taking shellac off at home.