(Closed) Shellac Mani Question – I think they messed up…

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

No you shouldn’t be able to leave any marks or dents in them. They should be hard and fully cured. That being said, I managed to smudge/chip one of mine within 24 hours of having them done. The rest were fine for 3 weeks though. I’m just horrible with manicures and have an ability to ruin them faster than humanly possible.

Post # 5
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Go back and have them fix it for free. It sounds like something didn’t cure right. They shouldn’t have let you leave with your nails not set properly.

Post # 6
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

they definitely shouln’t be soft, some places i’ve gone to have given me that result and it’s most likely because they didn’t leave your hands under the UV light long enough. maybe give them a call and they’ll fix it for free or at least a discounted price? let us know how it works out.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

As soon as mine were under the UV light they hardened like rocks! I’d definitely go back because something went wrong!

Post # 8
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How long were your hands inside the UV machine?  There are a few layers of polish put on.  Between the first two layers, you put your hand in the machine for a short period of time.  For the final time, you put your hand in for 144 seconds or something like that…so it’s more than 2 minutes.

 

My names have always been rock solid after the 144 seconds.

Post # 9
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011 - Brock House Restaurant, Vancouver

I found out that if you have your hands moisturized before the polish is applied it won’t work properly. Probably explains why my shellac manicure only lasted two days before majorly chipping off!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It sounds like they didn’t spray after the final round of polish/uv and wipe off the excess. I know that I’ve had that “soft feeling” right before they spray and hand massage… but walking out of the salon, they are hard as rocks. They sometimes bubble on the cuticles and can chip easily that way if the nail tech doesn’t do a good job of sealing the edges, but they should NOT be soft a day later, let alone one minute after you walk out! Go get them fixed for free! Most places guarantee up to 2 weeks!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

When I got it done, I just sat under the UV for about 3 minutes, with no switching and it was fine.

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