With Shellac nail color, your manicure can last longer than your last relationship (fourteen days, to be exact). The high-tech gel dries under UV light in minutes (but wear sunscreen to protect those digits).
Here, three reliable salons where you can get the color that will withstand your incessant typing and texting.
Pinkies Nail Salon
Details: Not only do they offer an array of other services (waxing, eyelash tinting, airbrush tanning), but this clean, bright, boutiquey studio boasts an impressive magazine selection.
Info: 1447 20th St., at Missouri St. (415-401-6264).
ZaZa Nail Spa
Details: The cutting-edge salon will add Shellac to any mani/pedi, so you can still get your favorite coconut oil application or peppermint sugar souffle scrub.
Cost: Add $16 to any manicure or pedicure.
Info: 543 2nd St., b/t Bryant & Brannan Sts. (415-495-6292).
Cosmo Spa Lounge
Details: One of the more popular colors at this Oakland beauty oasis? The soft, neutral Negligee, which looks good even as your nails grow out.
Info: 259 12th St., b/t Harrison & Alice Sts., Oakland (510-922-8770).
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