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We've put a guide together to help you remove your gels at home. If you have any questions, please email We're here to help :)

Here's what you'll need:

1# Acetone - Pure acetone is best. Nail varnish remover containing acetone will work too, it'll just take a bit longer.
2# Cotton Pads
3# Tin Foil
4# An orange wood stick or a cuticle pusher
5# Cuticle Oil

Buff your nail with your nail file to break through the topcoat to the colour underneath

Soak cotton pad pieces in acetone or nail varnish remover and place onto tin foil.

Wrap nails in tin foil. Try to get a tight wrap to prevent the acetone / nail varnish remover drying out too quickly.

Wait 10 minutes while keeping nails warm. (Cold nails take longer)

Remove wraps and gently remove the flaking gel with the orange stick or cuticle pusher

Gently buff over remaining gel and repeat steps 2 - 5 until all gel is removed

Finish with cuticle oil to protect your skin and nails

It's very important to be gentle and patient. Please don't force the gel off or you'll damage your nails.

If you'd like to watch a video of how to remove your gels from home CLICK HERE

Once you've tried Gel you won't look back!

Gel applications last 2 – 3 weeks, and include: a file, shape, cuticle work & colour.

Choose from over 180 Colours, a French Manicure or Rock Star Nails.

Free removal with every reapplication of Gels applied at Shwe

Every Shwe client receives a complimentary soak off of their existing Gels with every reapplication. The Gel removal process is extremely easy and non-damaging. Gel Nails do not damage the natural nail and no longer do you have to deal with the pain and damage of acrylic nails!

If you have had your Gels applied at another salon and you need them removed, please find out what type of Gel was used on your nails and then give us a call on 01279 939062. We will require this information before you book with us so we can ensure we have the products available which can remove the Gel that you currently have on.

Any problems?

We offer a Free of charge 7 day nail repair policy, so just give us a call should you have any problems and we'll fix it free of charge!


  • We recommend to always wearing gloves when washing up or cleaning.
  • Never pick or peel Gel as this damages your natural nail.
  • You should always have your Gels removed professionally.
  • Use hand cream and cuticle oil at least twice a day.

Pick up our recommended Shwe Tan Cuticle Oil for only £6.99 on your next visit.

Gels with Nail Art

If you want to try something a little more creative, book in with Liv and she will work her magic on your nails.

Gels with Nail Art - £38.00

Please send us a picture of your ideas to


Gelish Colour Fingers or Toes

Gel Colour
Gel Colour (with Sacha or Laura)
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Rock Star nails

Rock Star nails are a stunning combination of Gelish & Glitter which will last for weeks...

Rockstar Fingers or Toes
Rockstar Nails (with Sacha or Laura)

Other nail treatments

French Manicure Fingers or Toes
Clear Gel Fingers (with soak off)
Clear Gel Fingers (no soak off)
Removal of Gels & quick tidy up (15 minute treatment)
Removal of Gels with a Polish added
Nail Repair (per nail)
Nail Art
From £1.00 per nail
Swarovski CrystalsAdd some Sparkle to your nails with our Swarovski Crystals.
50p per Crystal

Gelish Nails FAQ

What is the difference between Shellac and Gel?

Shellac is a nail polish with gel properties (which help it last longer than normal polish - they claim 2 weeks wear), the call it a Power Polish (as it’s a hybrid between polish and gel).

Gelish is a pure gel system. This means that you’ll get longer lasting nails - 3 weeks wear, instead of their claimed 2 weeks.

Other benefits of this system is that you’ll be able to use all the contents of the bottle and it won’t go gloopy towards the end of the bottle, that you would otherwise get with a polish based hybrid system (as polish still dries out).

How old do you have to be to get Gels done?

We are insured to carry out treatment on any age with Parental consent. Nail Harmony also do not have a minimum age requirement.

What is the difference between Polygels and Acrylics?

PolyGel is a gel based system which, on a chemical level takes acrylic polymers to give it its strength. Benefits is that it’s a lighter, safer and a more natural system to offer our clients while giving them the strength of an acrylic system but the flexibility of a gel.

No horrible monomers used which make it safer and no airborne dust while applying, too.

It’s the future of nail enhancement systems, unlike acrylics which have been around for 50 years!