If you're a new client, you may not have had the distinct pleasure of hearing me harp on and on about the advantages of CND Shellac. If that's the case, let me help you out. You might be reading this article trying to decide which service you should schedule with me at Beautopia Nails, and I hope that this will help you out.
CND Shellac is a great system for you if:
- You have natural nails
- You have thin or weak nails
- Your nails peel
- You hate when your polish chips
- You want your nail color to last longer
- You are trying to recover healthy nails after acrylic removal
- You want more bang for your buck
CND Shellac applies much like traditional polish, but each coat is cured under a UV lamp. This semi-hard coating stays shiny, resists chips and scratches, and stays generally fabulous for 10-14 days. Lots of fantastic art elements can be used with Shellac making it a no-brainer. I've been using it as my sole soak-off-gel system for nearly two years and I adore it. Unlike other systems, there is no need to buff the shine from the natural nail before application or after removal. Additionally, removal is simple and doesn't require the bowl of acetone so many new clients tell me about experiencing. A gentle, nourishing remover is applied directly to the color for a period of 10 minutes and the loosened product is gently coaxed off with a orangewood stick. If you have natural nails in any shape whatsoever, this is a great system for you.
There are other gel systems, namely OPI GelColor and Gelish among others, and I have tried most of them. I have tested them pretty extensively, and while some of the other guys' colors are great, overall CND Shellac is the one I choose to continue to invest in due to it's amazing ease of use and high level of client satisfaction. Even if you're not coming to me for your Shellac, make sure it's actually CND Shellac you're getting from your manicurist.
If you have any questions about CND Shellac or any other system or product, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or ask me when you make your next appointment. I'd love to talk your ear off about it!!
CND Shellac Manicure - $35
CND Shellac Manicure over CND Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel - $45
CND Shellac Manicure with glitter or additive - $45
CND Shellac Manicure with 2-finger accent art - $45
Custom nail art 3 or more nails - individual basis