Ever since my post regarding the Pros & Cons of Shellac and Gel Manicures
, people have been commenting that they either love their shellac or have noticed what I did–it destroyed their nails. CND just issued a press release stating that those of us in the nails destroyed by Shellac realm may have had our manicure done by a salon who didn’t properly apply and remove the Shellac or who mixed products not ensuring or measuring up to CND’s standards.
As an educated consumer, here are some pointersÂ for making sure you receive the REAL CND Shellac:
1)Â Â Â Look for the CND seal of approval on the window of your salon.
2)Â Â Â Ask if the salon uses CND Shellac products.
3)Â Â Â Watch the products that are being used during the service – if you do not see “CND Shellac” on the bottle, it’s not Shellac.
4)Â Â Â During removal, do not allow soaking of nails in a bowl of acetone – request CND Shellac Remover Wraps or cotton and tin foil removal method.
The program is rolling out first in New York, California, Nevada, Colorado, Ohio and Chicago, and will expand across the US in 2012.
I’m happy to hear that they are going to start enforcing quality assurance when it comes to a manicure it seems many people desperately want. I will say that for me however, both of my CND Shellac Power Polishes were done with all CND Shellac products and I still had a problem with the manicure. The first time was by a CND manicurist at Cosmoprof and the second time was at a salon who followed all of the same steps as the first manicurist and used the appropriate products (no mixing of product or filing.) Regardless, hopefully if there are salons out there not following the proper protocol, this certification process will help weed them out. What do you think?