The CND Shellac Salon Certification program will assure salon customers across the U.S. that their Shellac services are authentic and of the highest quality. The certification program will inspect and showcase salons that provide quality Shellac services. To be certified, salons are required to provide the complete CND Shellac service to clients — from application to removal. Certified salons will be listed on CND’s Find a Salon Locator, receive free Shellac salon merchandising materials, and have the opportunity to participate in other business-building programs. To be certified, a CND representative will visit the salon and review protocol as well as educate salon employees on CND services. In addition, the salon must fulfill the following requirements:

> Use the full Shellac system and Brisa or CND UV Lamp (no mixing brands)

> No filing of the natural nail surface during application or removal

> Removal with CND Shellac Wraps (or foil and cotton) and pure acetone (no soaking in a bowl)

> Proper manicure preparation using ScrubFresh

> 99% isopropyl alcohol to remove the tacky layer

> SolarOil application to condition the nail and cuticle area at end of the service

“The implementation of CND’s Shellac Salon Certification Program will ensure the ultimate experience for clients and will provide a great incentive to nail professionals to provide exemplary Shellac services,” says CND founder Jan Arnold.

Salons wishing to receive certification are required to register on the Shellac Salon Registration page on If salons are already registered, they can call the hotline and request certification. Call (800) 833-NAIL with any questions.

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