What’s the one thing you wish you could change about your gel manicure? Probably the removal process, right? Good news: CND (creator of Shellac) has just launched CND Shellac Luxe, a two-step Shellac manicure with a quick- and easy-to-remove formula. This new two-step formula eliminates the need for a base coat and the removal takes just 60 seconds – not 10 minutes, like current Shellac and gel polishes.
Application is everything!
We have to point out that the 60 second removal only works if both the colour coat and top coat are Shellac Luxe. That’s why it’s important to go to a reputable nail salon trained in the process. Since CND Shellac launched in 2010, “Shellac” has become a broad term for all longwear gel manicures, when it’s actually a brand name trademarked by CND and refers specifically to their product. In today’s market there are 93 knockoffs of Shellac and at some salons “Shellac” is used to refer to the service, and not the actual polish product, CND co-founder and style director Jan Arnold told media at the Toronto launch. If you’ve ever had a bad experience with the removal process, this could be the reason why. According to CND data, 31 percent of women who go to a salon have yet to adopt gel polish. Why? Two reasons: a) worry about nail damage and b) the lengthy removal process. With the introduction of Shellac Luxe, those barriers are gone, notes Arnold. (Here’s what the colour of your nails reveals about your health.)
The new Shellac Luxe is now available in select nail salons. Look for 50 shades matching CND Shellac’s most loved colours and 15 brand new shades exclusive to Shellac Luxe. (Here’s how to find the best nude polish for your skin tone – it’s not always beige!) You can visit cnd.com/find-salon to find a Shellac brand certified nail pros and salons.
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