Shellac is the first hybrid nail color that applies like polish, wears flawlessly for 14 days of high gloss shine, and is removed in minutes. I recently had my first shellac manicure, and on day 10 not a single chip! 14 days of chip free wear is worth the $25 cost of the manicure. It is nice to have a new manicure option for longer wear with out the worry of a chip on day 2! The only downside is the lack of variety in shellac colors (I love my nail polish colors...and these one's just don't cut it).
Although, I don't think I will opt for shellac on every visit to the nail salon, I am very happy with the results! Have you tried shellac yet?