Since its inception in 1979, CND has always focused on innovation and education, and has remained dedicated to professional nail techs.
“In today’s digital world, CNDU is the natural next step in our support of the professional nail community in order to ultimately elevate the consumer experience in the salon,” said Arnold. “This pro-only program will offer nail professionals true accessibility to a comprehensive online learning experience for the first time ever. Our partner schools will also benefit from CNDU.”
With a full curriculum based on CND’s core education techniques and principles, CNDU will officially launch in English in the United States on September 1, 2014, with three unique educational paths (gel, liquid-and-powder, and color and trend classes) for an all-inclusive course of study. In November 2014, CND will launch a school version of the program for use as an interactive learning platform in its partner schools.
If you log on to www.cnduniversity.com now, you can sign up for “early admissions” and be the first to know when registration opens and experience free lessons and participate in CNDU special events.
CND education manager Roxanne Valinoti was named Dean of CNDU and will be help shape the educational philosophy of the online learning center. The core education philosophies of CNDU are:
1. Consumer communication
2. Fashion sensibility
3. Science-based intelligence
4. Technical excellence
5. Custom client servicing
6. Business building principles
Bellus Academy, an industry pioneer in online education for beauty professionals, will partner with CND as the exclusive product provider for CNDU professional courses in the U.S. For classes requiring a kit in support of the hands-on learning experience, product will be shipped out of Poway, Calif., by the partner school, exclusively to licensed beauty professionals with active and valid cosmetology or nail licenses.
To further elevate the beauty industry, Bellus Academy will donate a portion of its profits to the Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) Foundation, a non-profit organization created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) to build awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities available in the beauty and wellness industry and award scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in the category.