Most nail salons now offer it and the cost is about $5.00 more than regular polish. It doesn't come in as many shades as regular nail polish but it lasts for weeks! My salon guarantees it for one week or they do it again free. It usually last me three weeks. A normal manicure would start to chip within days. Anyway, I wanted to show you some pics of some of the colors I have had done with the shellac. These are not models hands mind you.