About CND

About CND

CND

Founded in 1979 and based in Vista, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty - including SHELLAC® Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.

CND's mission is to be valued globally by the Beauty Professional and their clients as THE resource for innovative and reliable nail products and services.

They have developed professional products and services since 1979 and continue to expand the promise and possibility of beauty for hands and feet, aiming to provide the salon and spa professional with everything they need for the highest-quality nail services. This includes products, services, education, and support. CND has pursued this goal with unwavering commitment for over thirty years, and are proud to have revolutionized the nail industry in the process.

With a state-of-the-art laboratory and scientific and technological know-how each of their products is meticulously engineered, researched and tested. Once these products and services are with the customer, CND continues to offer support, education, and inspiration.

View the CND Shellac range

View the CND Vinylux range

CND Application & Removal Instructions

CND Shellac

CND Shellac offers the perfect polish look for 14+ days without any chipping or peeling and won't damage your natural nail.

Application:

Step 1: Meticulous Nail Prep - ensuring to push the cuticle from the nail plate and remove all surface contaminants with a cleanser. 
Step 2: CND Shellac Power Polish Base Coat Application - ensure to shake the bottle to mix and remove excess product from the brush before application. Apply the base coat to the nail plate and ensure to cap the free edge. Cure for 10 seconds with a 36Watt UV light.
Step 3: CND Shellac Power Polish Application - ensure to shake bottle vigorously and remove excess product from the brush by wiping it on the bottle's neck. Apply one very thin coat to the nail plate and ensure to cap the free edge. Cure for 2 min with 36Watt UV lamp. Repeat step 3 for a second coat.
Step 4: CND Shellac Power Polish Top Coat Application - ensure to shake the bottle to mix and remove excess product from the brush. Apply one very thin coat of top to the nail plate and ensure to cap the free edge. Cure for 2 mins with 36 Watt UV lamp. Remove the tacky/sticky inhibition layer with a lint free pad soaked with 99% isopropyl alcohol or nail cleanser.
Step 5: Rehydrate - ensure you rehydrate the nail plate and cuticles with a cuticle oil and repeat this twice daily to maintain and promote longer wear.

Removal:

Step 1: Saturate the cotton pad of a remover wrap or foil with an acetone-based remover.
Step 2: Place the pad over the gel and wrap finger. Wait 10-15 mins. 
Step 3: Securely grip the finger and apply slight pressure to the fingernail. Using a twisting motion pull the wrap/foil off the finger. 
Step 4: Gently push off the remaining gel with an orangewood stick being careful not to scrap the surface layers of the natural nail plate. Remove any product residue with a lint-free pad soaked with remover. If the gel does not come off easily then repeat steps 1-3. 
Step 5: Rehydrate the nail and cuticle with a cuticle oil.

CND Vinylux

CND's Vinylux polish, promises a full week of chip-free wear. It contains adhesion promotors, therefore, there is no need for a base coat. Vinylux lasts up to 4 times longer than regular lacquer when applied properly and topped off with the CND Weekly Top Coat.

Application:

Step 1: Meticulous Nail Prep – ensuring to push the cuticle from the nail plate and remove all surface contaminants with a cleanser. This will also temporarily dehydrate the nail plate to promote better adhesion.
Step 2: CND Vinylux Colour Application - 
ensure to shake the bottle vigorously. Remove excess product from the brush before application. Apply one thin layer to the nail surface and ensure to cap the free edge. Let dry. If required this step can be repeated if full coverage was not achieved with one layer but is not always necessary.
Step 3: Vinylux Weekly Top Coat Application - 
ensure to shake the bottle vigorously. Remove excess product from the brush before application. Apply one thin layer to the nail surface and ensure to cap the free edge. 
Step 4: Condition the nail – 
after drying then condition the nail and cuticles with cuticle oil. Repeat cuticle oil treatment twice daily to promote healthy nails and extended wear.