Thankful For Shellac

Ahh, we meet again. I resume my post as your fearless blog leader. I want to apologize for dropping off the face of the Earth and to thank Laura for picking up my slack with the last blog. Well done my friend. In the spirit of the holidays and giving thanks, I polled my fellow K Bellans (I know that is not a word, just go with it) to find out what beauty products they were thankful for. The answers I received ranged from a few Neuma products on our shelves such as Smoothing Cream, Style Texturizer, and Style Extender, to other items such as concealer (poor Stephanie is feeling old these days), Michelle’s Epic Light Blowdryer that rocks her world, the Wet Brush that saves the lives of hair one tangle at a time (my pick), and Shellac which the Spa girls are constantly raving about.

I give you, Shellac…

I feel it wise to explain the product a bit first for those of you who have not had the pleasure of trying this product. Shellac is a polish, set apart from others by the way it cures, or sets. Traditionally, we polish our nails, wait for them to dry, wait for them to set completely, then live in fear of the first smudge which typically happens shortly after. Then we desperately attempt to keep them pristine by washing our hands less and avoiding any daily chores or duties that will chip our manicure masterpiece. I have to say, that I hate the idea that you are washing your hands less. It is cold and flu season for goodness sake. Please spare us the leftovers from your last sneeze. Lather, rinse, repeat, and try Shellac instead. If done well, your Shellac should last you two to four glorious weeks with no chipping, and strengthen your natural nails in the process.

We're aware that there are skeptics out there, and that there are some who have had less than great experiences with the product. We conclude that if your experience was less than great, it was done poorly. The nail tech may have used a product that is not a true shellac and therefore did not perform like the product should, or the tech ruined your natural nails by using drills and other nonsensical tools to prep before the polish. The moral of the story is to book an appointment with K Bella for an amazing Shellac experience. Our ladies are gentle in their application and removal of the Shellac, they use sanitary practices, and they are darn good!

There are so many amazing beauty products out there, and this is definitely a game changer in terms of nail care. I am thankful to work with so many beauty experts (and the Wet Brust… don’t forget the Wet Brush), and I am thankful for Shellac! Book your appointment today, and enjoy your fabulous nails!

Have a beautiful week.

Kristan Sayers

Kristan is an International Design Artist with Neuma, and the owner of K Bella Hair Studio & Spa. She opened K Bella in 2009, where she also began her own Academy Program training students to become licensed cosmetologists. In 2016 she became the State Representative for licensing regulations to help watch for legislative changes that could hurt the beauty industry. Kristan is also known for working with salons to help them grow and train their hairdressers and guiding them in everything from salon design to training programs for salon owners and managers.

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