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New – CND in Minutes – Shellac Demos!

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On-Line Video Spotlights

Shellac in Minutes – Solid Color Application & Removal
Basic Shellac application and removal steps using a solid opaque color.

Shellac in Minutes – French Application & Removal
Shellac application and removal steps for a French Manicure.

Shellac in Minutes – Layering
Get creative and layer Shellac to create custom color combinations.

CND in Minutes – CND UV Lamp Set-Up
Everything you need to know about setting-up and using the CND UV Lamp.

161 Responses to “New – CND in Minutes – Shellac Demos!”

  1. Joaquim Santos says:

    gostava de saber mais do SHELLAC para fazer a revenda em Portugal . obrigado e ate breve.Joaquim Santos

    • CND says:

      Obrigado pelo seu interesse. Você precisa manter contato com o nosso distribuidor para a área:
      Creative Beauty
      c/samonta n 21, poligono industrial Fontsanta
      08970 Sant Joan D’espi, Spain
      phone: +34 93 480 8425
      info@creativebeauty.es

      Gracias,
      CND

  2. RYork says:

    I live in West Texas and finally I feel like there is enough base coat and top coat at my two distributors to breathe easy. The colors are coming slowly but surely with the exception of the one most requested by our clients :Negligee. Is there a particular reason for this one color not being produced? I survived the famin and now this?
    Thank you!

    • CND says:

      RYork,

      Shellac is being produced with substantially greater velocity. With the popularity of Shellac growing every day, so does the demand for more Shellac re-orders. Negligee is a very popular color for the Holidays which increases the demand even more. Each week, many more Shellac bottles are making their way to your distributor shelves. We are sorry for the inconvenience and want to thank you for your continued patience.

      Sincerely,
      CND

  3. Lisa says:

    I am doing all the steps and I am having sooooo much trouble with layering and Fedora! I apply thin, I shake like crazy and it always turns out different. I watched the new videos and your “thin” layers are much thicker than mine, so I tried to go somewhat thicker and then I got “wrinkles or shrinkage” Ugh!!! I don’t know what else to do. I have good success with Red Barroness and Wildfire but really struggling w others. ALSO, in the video, the top and base coat looks like regular base and top coat where mine is soooo thick and it is new. I’ve seen other complaints on the thickness of top and base coat. Why does the video show very smooth top and base coats? If only I could get this figured out it would be of great help. Please Thank YOU!!

  4. cj beckham says:

    ok so im in gainesville fla, we still canot get our suppliers to get a shellac kit. its getting realy hard to give my clients a reason why over and over. however i was wondering, could i assuming i can get any is it possible to use the top and bottom coat of sheelac on any polishes or only with the shellac polishes? also can i cure the shellac with the uv light i already have?thank you.

    • CND says:

      CJ,

      Shellac Base coat and topcoat can’t be used with regular nail polish. Shellac works by curing with the use of the CND UV Light. Polish has solvents that need to evaporate to allow the enamel to dry. If you apply Shellac top coat over the semi-wet enamel it will seal the solvents in between the Shellac base coat and Shellac top coat, thus never fully allowing the enamel to dry.

      CND recommends using the CND UV Lamp or the CND Brisa lamp to allow for full cure of the Shellac product. We guarantee the results of Shellac with the use of the CND Brisa Lamp or CND UV Lamp only.

      Thank you
      CND

  5. Lily Beregovaya says:

    I live in Ukraine (Odessa)/ I started work with Shellac. All my klients are very happy but I have one problem/ I cant buy any more Shellac. Our diallers have not got its. Help me, please. Such situation not with me only. Many salons in our city have the same problem. Hope hear something from so nice company like CND. Thanks. Sincerely yours Lily Beregovaya

    • CND says:

      Lily,

      Shellac is being produced with substantially greater velocity. Each week, many more Shellac bottles are making their way to your distributor shelves. Thank you for your patience.

      Sincerely,
      CND

  6. Lisa, try doing two thin layers of the Fedora when you use it as a base under Negligee or Strawberry Smoothie. Are you shaking your base and top to keep them thin?

    Here are a couple quick videos you may find helpful:
    are you shaking your Shellac like you mean it – http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1510184426812
    tips and tricks for layering – http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1400431643061

    Let me know if you have more questions after that :)
    Holly L Schippers
    CND Education Ambassador

  7. dekanails says:

    I have all the colors of Shellac at my store but 2. The product has taken off with great results. If your looking to purchase the product go to premiere nail source. They currently have 8 colors in stock. I hope everyone that has a shop puts this product in their store. It’s a GREAT product!!!

  8. nina meyer says:

    Love the product..but many clients are noticing severe thinning of nail bed. This is a major concern…resulting subsequently 4-6 following Shellac applications. After 30+ years of business- we need to carefully monitor. Have you had any similar feedback from other salon ?

    • CND says:

      Nina,

      We would love to do some trouble shooting with you, but we need some more information. What is your removal process (please list step by step) ? Are you clients peeling? Are your clients picking at their Shellac in between services?

      Thank you
      CND

  9. nina meyer says:

    Correction: clients are experiencing severe nail thinning 6-8 WEEKS following initial Shellac application.

  10. Shannon says:

    I went to the Shellac Demo today at CB Sullivan in Salem NH. The Demo was good lots of Questions were answered. I am wondering if anyone knows when the CND shellac lamps are going to be available? I need 2 of them ASAP so I can start offering shellac services!

    • CND says:

      Shannon,

      Greater volumes of CND lamps have been produced and are in route to distributors. Most distributors should have enough lamps to fill their current orders by mid January.

      Thank you
      CND

  11. Gabriela says:

    Hola a todos! Por qué tengo problemas con la aplicación de “Fedora”? Es el más solicitado y queda ralmente mal!! Se ve “arrugado” al sacarlo de la lámpara y lógicamente al segundo dia se sale. Sigo el paso a paso tal y como indican en los videos, qué debo hacer? Gracias.

    • CND says:

      “Hola Gabriela! Los problemas que tienes pueden ser causados por tres cosas:
      ¿Estas utilizando la lámpara correcta?
      ¿Estas aplicando capas delgadas? Su primera capa debe ser casi transparente.
      Estas agitando muy bien la botella durante al menos 30 segundos antes de la aplicación?
      Trata de hacerlo de esta manera y si despues, si todavía tienes estos problemas, dinoslo!
      Gracias”
      CND

  12. pat's styling salon says:

    Been waiting for several months for base and top coat,Need these if you want to keep using this product,What’s the big holdup about getting these products to the salons?

    • CND says:

      Pat,

      Shellac is being produced with substantially greater velocity. Each week, many more Shellac bottles are making their way to your distributor shelves.

      Thank you
      CND

  13. Yvonne Perkins says:

    My clients like nail art but I don’t see anyone applying it to shellac nails…if I did what would happen…as in rhinestones

  14. Lu says:

    No Brasil tem esse produto?

    • CND says:

      Lu,

      Atualmente não temos um distribuidor no Brasil. Por favor, fique atento ao nosso site periodicamente, algo muda caso.

      Obrigado
      CND

  15. Ms. LisaLisa says:

    Is there a thinner for Shellac? I understand that if a bottle is not completely closed the air will cause it to thicken.

    • CND says:

      Ms. LisaLisa,

      There is no thinner for Shellac. If the you shake the bottles before each use and keep them capped when not in use there is not a problem using Shellac all the way to the bottom of the bottle. Any bottle of polish, liquid monomer or anything with solvents will also evaporate or thicken if not completely closed.

      Thank you
      CND

  16. olá boa noite existe destribuidores em portugal?
    como posso adiquirir estes produtos
    obrigada.

    • CND says:

      Ola, boa noite. Nosso distribuidor para Portugal é:

      Creative Beauty
      c/samonta n 21, poligono industrial Fontsanta
      08970 Sant Joan D’espi, Spain
      phone: +34 93 480 8425
      info@creativebeauty.es

      Obrigado pelo seu interesse
      CND

  17. Linda Broadbent says:

    I had my Shellac done at a salon mentioned on your site evansens in Cannes France. I do find they chip on the white of the French. When I returned for renewal they did not use wraps and I noticed I had two White marks on two of my nails they said I must have banged my nails and injured them. surely to be mentioned on your site they should be practicing correctly.

  18. Amber says:

    I have a few people with Shellac totally peeling off nails within 2-3 days of application. I have followed all steps correctly. What do you suggest. I have used Iced Capp on 2 clients and both had major problems. 1st clients didn’t cure, when I wiped with alcohol at the end of service it wiped off. 2nd clients totally peeled off.

  19. Linda,
    Salons can add themselves to the Shellac registry if they have purchased the system. The white spots and chipping may be due to dehydration. Be sure to massage Solar Oil into the nails at least 2-3 times a day and wear gloves when out in the cold.

    Amber,
    May I ask what lamp you are using and what products and process you use to prepare the nail before application?

    Holly L Schippers
    CND Education Ambassador

  20. Leah says:

    I’m having the hardest time perfecting the shellac french mani. Using cream puff and negligee. So frustrated. I am used to polish my white on and then using a small brush with acetone to perfect my smile line. With Shellac i’ve been doing negligee first and then applying creampuff. But can’t get my smile line fixed? Do I used a brush dipped in alcohol? Can I use some acetone? Nothing seems to be working. And my clients nails look horrible. Please help

  21. Norma says:

    I love the Shellac but am having a terrible time trying to apply it without any problems, the shrinkage continues to happen using 36 watts, my clients are becoming discourage.

    Please advise.

  22. Norma,
    The watts are simply the amount of electricity used when the lamp is on. A lamp with the proper UV output will help eliminate a lot of issues. The CND UV lamp is much easier to find these days. If you are interested there is a great article at http://dougschoon.com about the 7 secrects of curing UV gel that will give you more information on getting a proper cure. Sometimes shrinking can occur if there is oil on the nail make sure you don’t use oils, scrubs, lotions, or soaks before Shellac application. Also be sure you shake the Shellac for 20-30 seconds before applying.

    Hope this helps :)
    Holly L Schippers
    CND Education Ambassador

  23. DeDe says:

    how often can shellac be worn? if i get shellac every 2 weeks for months, will i need to let my nature nails breath at all?

    • CND says:

      DeDe,

      There is no need to remove Shellac to allow your nails to “breathe”. The nail plate is made from the same “keratin” as your hair. It is always good to have a coating on nails to help protect them, as well as condition your nails with Solar Oil twice a day to keep them from drying out.

      Thank you,
      CND

  24. Heidi says:

    I need help!!! I work at a very busy, upscale spa, w/ 5 nail professionals…..the problem is we have a very large problem getting the shellac off the nails. You could imagine our clients nails are very thin right now due to buffing the remains of the product off! Please email me to discuss the matter in it’s entirety! THANKS A MILLION!

  25. May says:

    I am having a lot of problems with the application of Shellac. The maximum my nails have lasted is 10 days BUT only on 3 nails!!!!!! The rest of my nails I have to change the shallac after 2-3 days!!!!!
    On my last applications of shellac I have also use nail fresh to see if my nails were to greasy, but that has not helped either!!
    I went to my distributor of shellac, and I am doing all the steps right , but it is still peeling.
    Please NOTE that My nails were never super strong, but since I have been using shellac ,(almost a month now) they are alarmingly weaker!!! Could this be the problem? Could it be the pure acetone?( I use CND only). Sometimes , as the shellac comes off easily , I peel my nails off VEEEERY gently with my mouth to avoid using so much acetone. At the moment I started to use 5 or 6 times a day Solar Oil and it seems to help . I bought a big bottle and put some into 3 empty bottles, one for my handbang, one for my car, and one next to my bed ( GOOD TIP !!! .is the best way to use it constantly).

    Do you know what could be the problem?

    I wanted to start my business , but until I get my nails RIGHT, I can NOT. Please HELP me .
    Many thanks

    • CND says:

      May,

      We need to ask you some further questions to troubleshoot.

      Are you using ScrubFresh prior to applying Shellac? What lamp are you using? Are you shaking the Shellac bottles prior to every use? Are you using the Shellac remover wraps?

      Peeling the Shellac off is worse than using acetone as it will actually remove layers of your natural nail causing it to thin your natural nail.

  26. May says:

    I LOVE the product but my nails seems to be going thiner and thiner BY THE MINUTE!!! ( they were never strong before) and Now Shellac seems to last on my nails ONLY hours!!! GRRRRRR……I have been using it for 6 weeks now. I am doing EVERYTHING super CORRECT!! Shaking the bottle for AT LEAST one minute. Very thin base coat, 10 seconds,very very thin color coat, 2 minutes, second thing coat, 2 minutes, thin top , 2 minutes and sealing the edge of the nail on EVERY STEP!!!!!! They look AMAZING!!! and NOW….. after hours ……they started peeling again!!!!!! and SO FAR……ONLY ON MY NAILS!!! Maybe my clients,( well friends at the moment as I am still practicing to make sure I understand the product well, all the posible problems before I start charging people) will start having the same problem as me. I hope NOT. At the moment they last on their hands 2 weeks !!
    PLEASE let me know if you have had a similar case than mine, and what can I do. To be TRULY honest, I am MORE concern about NOT being able to use this wonderful product, than my nails going thiner!!!!
    Thank You

    • CND says:

      May,

      Of course we will work with you to trouble shoot. We have asked some questions and need to hear the answers prior to proceeding. Looking forward to hearing from you.

      (Are you using ScrubFresh prior to applying Shellac? What lamp are you using? Are you shaking the Shellac bottles prior to every use? Are you using the Shellac remover wraps?

      Peeling the Shellac off is worse than using acetone as it will actually remove layers of your natural nail causing it to thin your natural nail.)

      Thank you
      CND

  27. May says:

    Hi

    Thank you VERY MUCH for your concern. PLEASE DO LET me know if you work on my problem as I would LOVE to find a solution to make shellac work on me too!!! . At the moment; even if I have to change my Shellac every day ( only the nails that peals) I WILL CONTINUE using this product . Is that ok? or will it be worse?
    Regarding your questions……YES I am using scrub fresh,shaking like crazy,thing layers….and all the rest, the only thing I dont use are the wraps to avoid extra cost. I use tin foil with cotton and do the same process as wraps.

    If you say that peeling is worse that acetone (I always thought acetone was REALY bad), I WILL NEVER peel again.

    PLease help

    Many Thanks

    May

    • CND says:

      May,

      Thank you for your response? What lamp are you using? Is it specific fingers that are peeling? Are they the same fingernails every time?

      CND

  28. May says:

    Hello

    The lamp I use not a CDN but its a very good one than dries gel and acrylic, so i doubt it if its the lamp, but I will borrow a CDN, I will try it again, and of course I will inform you if it was due to the lamp.

    And regarding the peeling, it use to be specially 2 nails, but now it varies and they ALL peel apart from the 2 little ones!! Apart from yesterday….. I change at least one nail a day. They lift from the front, never from the back or the edges,specially when they grow a little. They get weaker at the edge…even with my oil. So I keep them quiete short but still.
    Even with the Fedora, I can bend them sooo easily!!
    Please help me find a solution , thank you
    May

  29. Janice says:

    When I apply the top coat, there is a stroke mark on the nails. How do I get rid of them?
    Can I apply all 5 nails without re-shaking the bottle?
    Most of my clients still only get about 8 to 10 days out of shellac. What is the problem?

    • CND says:

      Janice,

      Can you explain the “stroke mark” a little more? Is it in the top coat or the color coat? Also what lamp are you using?

      You can apply Shellac to all 10 nails without re-shaking. The exception may be if you are applying Creme Puff during French application. Some nail professionals may take a little longer to apply the white french tip, therefore you may need to shake the bottle after applying to one hand.

      Thank you
      CND

  30. Jennifer Kaplan says:

    I am looking for a pedicure chair that is “Shellac friendly”. I am having to do a balancing act with my light on feet at my classic whirlpool pedicure station. Has anyone had experience with a more ideal chair?

  31. Janice says:

    Thank you for your response. It is in the top coat. I think I pressed the brush too hard on to the nails. I used the old grand father CND uv lamp. I think it is time to change the uv lightbulbs as well. The lamp has 3 bulbs instead of 4. the model no. is 08000 with maximum 60 watts.
    Just a suggestion, what about an indication change on the bottle after shaking sufficiently. like those beer that turns the can blue when it is cold enough.

    Thanks,

    Janice

    • CND says:

      Janice,

      That would be great if we could watch it change like a mood ring.

      How are the stroke marks coming. Have you acquired the new CND UV Lamp yet? You should have better wear with the new bulbs or a new lamp. Let us know how it’s going.

      Thank you
      CND

  32. VONDA says:

    I’m new with this system and would like to know if I could use it on a costumer that desires tips. How long will it last if I do? Currently she is having an alergic reaction to the acrylics and I want to switch her over to the gel. Will this work or will she continue to have alergic reactions?

    • CND says:

      Vonda,

      Shellac isn’t designed to be used with tips as the product is quite flexible to allow for the flexibility of the natural nail. Shellac is 3 Free, which means your client would have a lower chance of being allergic to the product. Of course we would suggest that you do a test run on one nail prior to a full application to monitor the results.

      Thank you,
      CND

  33. klk says:

    Can you apply nail charms on the shellac product? If so, what step is best on when to apply?

    • CND says:

      klk,

      You can apply 3 dimensional nail art after the last color coat is cured, then apply Shellac color coat and cure for 2 minutes.

      Thank you
      CND

  34. amanda says:

    i would like to know if you can you other gel base/top coat on the shellac??? also how come after you do the french it has like a dip in the middle of the nail.. i also add a little more of top to the middle to add apex but still doesnt look right..

    • CND says:

      Amanda,

      Shellac is designed to be used as a system. The Shellac base coat is key to the 10 min quick removal time. Shellac top coat is a super Mirror finished and contains tiny tunnels that allow the acetone to penetrate through the Shellac color coat and to the Shellac base coat for removal.

      Try using your white a little thinner to avoid the dip.

      Thank you
      CND

  35. Tracy says:

    Can shellac be used with a led nail light? There has been alot of news coverage on how the uv light for gel polish can cause skin cancer. This might be a great alternative! Bottom line- they are uv bulbs that will damage the skin without sunscreen. How do we convince our clients that uv dryers are not harmful?

    • CND says:

      Tracy,

      We do not recommend the use of and LED lamp to cure Shellac. Shellac is only guaranteed with the use of one of the CND UV lamps.
      There is virtually no UV-B (the more harmful ray) output in any nail lamp.
      The amount of UV-A that a client is exposed to is equivalent to 27 seconds of outside sun exposure. Less than the amount of time it takes to walk to your car.

      Thank you
      CND

  36. Saundra Bowersock says:

    How come you can not soak off the Shallac w/ Acetone?

    • CND says:

      Saundra,

      You CAN remove Shellac with Acetone. Shellac remover wraps are designed to have acetone applied to the cotton rectangle. This will target the area of acetone directly on top of the shellac to avoid over drying of the surrounding skin.

      Thank you
      CND

  37. Julie P says:

    I have a couple questions:
    1. How can I do feet with the Shellac, Do I start with a regular pedicure or skip that and go to mini pedicure
    2. I am having the problem with lefting polish after doing the client several times. The polish is put on thinning just not sure
    thank you

  38. Good Day,

    I am currently into my 2nd time getting Shellac’d and the first time I had it done, it went 1 month with no problems before I got it done again. Only because my work hours are hectic and there was no time to go. However, this 2nd go round, im a week and a few days in and my thumb nail has peeled half way off and my ring/pointer fingers have chipped. Since I had mine done about 10 of my friends also have had theirs done and all love it. I made sure all CND products where being used the 2nd time although it was a different salon, but the peeling disappointed me. I am goign to day and just goign to get a color change. Tootie Frootie has wore its welcome on my fingers. :-)

  39. Kseniya says:

    Hello, I would like preoresti shilak as create one via your site?

  40. Ashley says:

    I have a customer that likes the French and we have done it several times and it stays on very well but she is having a problem with it turning yellow and she does not smoke! I use all CND products including the lamp and solar oil and I follow instructions exactly is there and particular reason this is happening?

  41. Tiffany, there can be some differences in application that can give different results, please be sure you are using Soalr Oil 2-3 times a day :o)

    Ashley, i sounds like she is getting a pigment stain from somewhere, does she have gloves, bedsheets, clothing, tanning lotion, etc that could be the culprit?

    Holly L Schippers
    CND Education Ambassador

  42. Kelly Melanitou says:

    Kseniya,
    I would love to help you but I do not really understand what you are asking… Where are you from? What other language to you speak besides English?
    Please let me know so I can help!

    Kelly Melanitou
    CND Education Ambassador

  43. Linda says:

    I was soaking the nails to push back cuticle , can that have an effect on the product? Also a website has advertised pre orders for new colors I do not see it on the main CND site . Are you coming out with new colors??
    Thanks

  44. Adriana says:

    all our clients love Shellac, we are running a special for $24
    call 305 9474488

  45. Jacki says:

    I love the concept of shellac nails. I had it done today for the first time and I am noticing that my nails are a little sticky and dust is sticking to them. Is it possible that the technician or I did something to cause this?

    • CND says:

      Jacki,

      It sounds as if the tacky layer was not removed. Call the Salon and let them know the issue. 99% Isopropyl Alcohol will remove the tacky layer.

      Thank you
      CND

  46. Kathy says:

    I have one nail that is cracked that I am trying to save until it grows out more. Can I put gel or acrylics on cracked spot and then shellac over it?

    • CND says:

      Kathy,

      Absolutely. Apply your L&P or Gel. File to blend. Apply Shellac. If The L&P/Gel is not covering the entire nail you will need to use Shellac Base coat. If the L&P/Gel “is” covering the entire nail there is no need for Shellac Base Coat.

      Thank you
      CND

  47. Kim Long says:

    I have been doing Shellac for three weeks now and am very happy with it, so are my clients. I picked up seven new clients, all rebooking and am so busy I’m going to add another day to my work week. One of my clients had it done at another salon and told me that the manicurist kept the Shellac on a heating pad to keep it thin. Her Shellac looked perfect after two weeks. I’m wondering if the heating pad is a good idea. Kim

  48. Missie says:

    I was taught that when soaking product off with acetone, the acetone soaks into the nail bed, not dissipatting out offnnail bed for hours. I was told not to apply new product over this right away because it could cause lifting. But you don’t think that will be a problem with the shellac application on the second visit?

  49. Beverly says:

    Hi. When I took the Shellac class through my salon through a CND teacher I thought I remembered her saying there was somewhere we could go online to find a bunch of different color mixing combinations. Where do I find that!?
    Thanks,
    Beverly

  50. Kim, the heating pad is a temporary fix, it does thin out the Shellac for a bit, but the heat allows the solvents to evaporate faster when the bottle is open which in turn thickens the Shellac even more at an escalated rate. Shaking the Shellac you are going to use 20-30 seconds before each client from the day of purchase should keep it useable to the last drop. I shjake it while the client sits in the remover wraps.

    Missie, with the remover wraps, there is only so much acetone in the wrap. You might run into issues using a bowl of acetone, but it should be fine with the wraps.

    Beverly, There are several options for color combinations:
    Official CND layering sheet – http://cnd.com/shellaclayering/
    Some photos of layering ideas – http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=190336&id=307317462263
    A list of combinations – http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=307317462263&topic=20755

    Holly L Schippers
    CND Education Ambassador

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