Shellac has become a hot topic in the manicure world, and why shouldn’t it? A manicure that promises to last two weeks, won’t chip, and dries smudge-free instantly… sounds like an extraordinary wish come true!
However, manicurists and consumers have confirmed that not all of the Shellac manicures are created equal, and the reason? Some customers in salons are being told they are receiving CND Shellac polish, but in actuality they are experiencing “gel-polish” fraud with services that can ruin nails upon removal. CND is taking a stand to crack down against these fakers and ensure ultimate quality with their new CND Shellac Salon Certification Program.
Official, yes, but certainly worth it, the program will deploy CND Education Ambassadors to visit locations across the country registered on CND.com as Shellac Salons, provide training, and guarantee each salon meets the criteria to be granted the seal of approval.
Keep your eye out for the “Certified” window cling in the salon entrance and the icon found on CND.com’s Salon Locator.
Most importantly, stay an educated consumer. Do your research and follow these four easy pointers to make sure you’re receiving the real deal: CND SHELLAC:
1. First, look for that CND seal of approval on the window of your salon.
2. Speak up! Ask if your salon uses CND Shellac products.
3. Look at the products being used during your service – if you don’t see CND Shellac on the bottle, guess what? It’s NOT.
4. Upon removal, never soak your nails in a bowl of acetone. Instead, request CND Shellac Remover Wraps or the cotton and tin foil removal method.
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