I'm a little out of my comfort zone here. When it comes to nails I'm a lot more familiar with clouts and round heads than acrylic overlays and manicures.
And according to wikipedia Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug, on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is processed and sold as dry flakes and dissolved in ethanol to make liquid shellac, which is used as a brush-on colorant. I wonder how many women know they are actually walking around with bug product from the sub continent lovingly applied to their fingernails.
Whether I understand it or not is a moot point - the manicure and nail business is substantial. So big in fact that when I thought I'd do a bit of research to write this (hey - I do research!) I started typing how often should into google and how often should you get a manicure was the first suggested result. Not how often should you brush your teeth, walk your dog, watch Game of Thrones or millions of other activities - how often should you get a manicure.
Now you're finished googling and found out my research is a bit dodgy (did you get wash your sheets or poop?) let me tell you about Elegant Tips and Toes in Kingston.
They have a full range of Nail and Manicure services and an awesome TV commercial, logo and web site designed by us.
Don't believe me? Can hardly blame you based on my "research"!
Proof's here though: