CND’s Shellac Hybrid Nail Color
Milwaukee/Mequon/Shorewood area: Make your appointment now for this 14-day Shellac manicure online or call (414) 964-9311
Wondering if a 14-day no chip mani w/10 minute removal is right for you?
CND unleashed one of the big industry buzzes at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago. Shellac, what CND calls their “hybrid nail color” brushes on like a polish, wears chip free for two weeks like a gel and comes off in 10 minutes.
As always, CND packaging is slick. At first glance a few common questions are asked:
- How does this differ from OPI Axxium?
- How does this differ from a soak-able gel?
Shellac is brush on, and comes packaged just like nail polish. The product is only promoted to have a 2 week wear time, surely to account for nail growth. It doesn’t require bonder or buffing of the nail. In this way, it doesn’t seem too different from Axxium or a gel like Bio-Sculpture or Calgel. And because it is a hybrid, it has the flexibility of a gel but does not provide additional strength, like a polish.
The soak off procedure seems to be the biggest deal. Whereas most brands have a between the lines “10 minutes for every layer applied” CND promises Shellac is a 10 minute soak off in their special nail jackets, with any remaining polish flaked off via orangewood stick. Not bad. Customers were finding themselves in Acetone bowls for 20 – 45 minutes, sometimes having had the first layers of their colors drilled off to speed times. That is gone with this brand.
Here is what to expect during service:
Apply one layer of Shellac base coat to each nail/extension and cure under UV lamp
Apply two layers of Shellac UV Color Coat, cure under UV lamp
Apply one layer of Shellac UV Top Coat
Cure under UV lamp. Clean, apply cuticle oil.
Remove with Shellac Wrap. 10 minutes w/acetone, twist off, flake off, voila!
- How do I get this as a consumer or nail tech?
Nail Professionals: CND offers a very competitive package, with decals announcing the salon is a Shellac service provider. Demand has been very high since release, and CND reports sales have been 3 to 4 times initial production. You should contact your local distributor to find out their order status and see if there is a wait list you can get placed on.
Consumers interested in the Shellac manicure should talk to their salons!
There are currently 12 shades available and the line is hypo-allergenic without formaldehyde, toluene or DBP.
It’s official – We’ll be offering Shellac from the first wave of shipments. Make your appointment now for this 14-day manicure online