From the makers of CND Shellac comes CND Brisa Lite Removable Smoothing Gel and Sculpting Gel, the next generation of removable gel nail service. Brisa Lite performs with the strength of traditional Brisa Gel, does not require filing of the natural nail and removes quickly and easily with Shellac removal technology.
Here’s what two nail pros, Denise Arnold from Joie de Vivre Skin & Nail Care in Aldergrove, BC, and Jan Mather, CND education ambassador, have to say about the difference with the Brisa Lite systems.
Salon Magazine: What was the first thing you noticed about Brisa Lite Removable Sculpting Gel?
Denise Arnold: The first thing I noticed was how easy it is to apply and remove.
Salon: How is this system different than what was previously available to nail professionals?
DA: What was previously available did not apply as easily, and it also took much longer to remove safely.
Salon: What are clients saying about the Sculpting Gel?
DA: Clients love the fact that there is absolutely no filing on the surface of the natural nail, and therefore zero damage. They also love how light it feels, and how flexible it is.
Salon: How can the Sculpting and Smoothing Gel systems be best incorporated into manicure and nail art services?
DA: In the past, clients would stick to standard manicure services, as they didn’t want the commitment or thinning of the natural nail. Now, those clients are upgrading the service to Brisa Lite Removable enhancements due to the safe and easy removal process—especially clients who want enhanced length for special occasions, like weddings and vacations. The nail art options are endless with Brisa Lite. CND Additives can be mixed directly into the Brisa Lite Removable Sculpting Gel, or be coated with a variety of Shellac or VINYLUX designs.
Jennifer Mather: CND Brisa Lite Removable Smoothing Gel can also be worn alone to perfect and protect the natural nail for a flawless, high-shine manicure. It is perfect for the on-the-go woman who doesn’t have time for colour change and likes to keep it simple. For clients with weak, ridged or thin nails, Smoothing Gel helps protect the nails under any Shellac Colour or VINYLUX weekly polish. Not only are nails smooth and protected, the Smoothing Gel also extends the Shellac service to three weeks.
Salon: How does Brisa Lite save time and money for the salon?
JM: The Smoothing Gel allows nail professionals to perform a one-layer, no-file application of removable gel to troubled nails in minutes, and continue with Shellac or even nail art. The Smoothing Gel application adds a suggested 20 per cent to the service price without adding too much time.
When clients return for their next service, nails can be removed the same way as Shellac—wrapped in CND Remover Wraps with Nourishing Remover—which means that the Smoothing Gel service can be fully removed in 15 minutes with no filing or buffing, and ready for the next application!
CND classes now offer Brisa Lite Removable Smoothing and Sculpting Gels, as well as the latest nail art trends from the runway. To find a class and distributor, log on to CND.com