here’s nothing better than going to the salon for a little bit of pampering. A manicure is an easy way to brighten both your mood and your fingertips. However, as most women can attest to, manicures don’t last nearly long enough. Mine start to chip in about three days!
The solution? Shellac. Sure it conjures up images of wood furniture and vinyl records, two things which don’t exactly say beauty or luxury. Yet, it is both beautiful and luxurious. The application of a shellac manicure has two advantages over your regular nail polish; one, it dries almost instantly and two it lasts for around two weeks.
So how do you know that your nail salon is offering the real deal and not some cheap imitation which could ruin your nails upon removal? Well you don’t; until now that is.
Creative Nail Design, Inc (otherwise known as CND) is cracking down on imposter shellac manicures. They are sending out education ambassadors to all salons which register through their website. The ambassador will provide training and review the salon’s protocol before awarding them CND’s seal of approval.
"Our CND Shellac Salon Certification Program will ensure the ultimate experience for clients and will provide a great incentive for Nail Professionals to provide exemplary CND Shellac services," says CND Co-Founder, Jan Arnold. The program is rolling out first in New York, California, Nevada, Colorado, Ohio and Chicago, and will expand across the US in 2012.
How can you find a certified salon? Check the window for a CND certified cling or browse CND.com for a list of approved salons.