CND Summer ‘23 Nailathon Boasts Maximalist Nail Looks and Product Innovations


CND’s Summer 2023 Nailathon celebrated everything bizarre and beautiful about the world of nails. Inspired by the brand’s Summer 2023 collection, Bizarre Beauty, this virtual event gave Nail Pros two hours of inspiring content that included unorthodox techniques and unique nail designs, as well as a run-down on the latest CND launches.

Couldn’t attend CND’s Summer 2023 Nailathon livestream? Keep scrolling for a detailed recap and more!

Bizarre Beauty Collection

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Filled with colors that pop in a mix of shimmers and whimsical textures, this six piece collection comes in both CND Shellac™ and Vinylux™ so you can express yourself. Shades include: Sundial it Up, Off the Wall, Clash Out, All the Rage, Outrage-Yes, and Motley Blue.

Maximalist Inspiration for Summer

The Bizarre Beauty collection is all about surrealist inspiration. CND co-founder Jan Arnold explained the concept for the season as, “Digital distortion and abstract painting converging with reality. It’s a trip, an escape to a fantastical place, rich with heightened colors and playful, primal-like visuals.”

When it comes to styling, go big or go home. Arnold encourages maximalist styling with amped up everything and advised Nail Professionals to turn up the volume and be radically original. 

Reinvent and Rebalance CND Pre-Shaped Coffin Tips with PlexiGel

CND’s new Coffin Tips allow Nail Professionals to extend and style nails quickly while giving clients on-trend shapes. These pre-etched tips make it easy to fit your client’s style and lifestyle and can be used with the PlexiGel system to customize as needed. The best part: you can rebalance tips that are 2-4 weeks old. Offer clients any level of commitment with these coffin-shaped nail tips. 

CND Odorless Sculpting Liquid

Free of EMA, MMA, and HEMA, this self-leveling formula is odor free, making it ideal for any salon environment. CND Odorless Sculpting Liquid sculpts like a gel, so Nail Professionals of any skill level can use it. Create resilient enhancements that can be rebalanced every three weeks for beautiful nails that last.

CND Perfect Color Powders

Create custom colors, nail overlays, or add length and shape for illusion sculpting that results in durable enhancements. CND Perfect Color Powders are now available in even more shades for more possibilities. 

BRISA™ Base Coat 

CND’s new BRISA™ Base Coat features the very latest in gel technology. This base coat anchors BRISA™Gel enhancements to the natural nail for lift-free adhesion and 3+ week wear.

BRISA™ Glass

BRISA™ Glass is a crystal clear, keratin-bonding, reinforced hard gel for enhancements of any length and shape. Its crystal clarity makes BRISA Glass a go-to for nail art encapsulation and is odorless, making it a fit for any salon environment.

Nail Art That Makes You Think Differently 

For more nail art ideas for summer and beyond, nail artists Tamara Di LulloValerie Ducharme, and Tan Nguyen served up fresh inspo. Di Lullo gave viewers a zesty fresh-squeezed lemon nail art tutorial, while Ducharme wowed with a 3-D exoskeleton design, and Nguyen showed how to do a feathery encapsulation with BRISA Glass. Give each of them a follow to see more of their wide range of designs.

World’s Star Nail Artist Winner Announced

The first ever World’s Star Nail Artist competition concluded on July 23 in London. As the platinum sponsor, CND congratulates Katy Pottle as the first champion of this world-wide nail art contest.

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Pottle hails from the U.K., but currently resides in Spain. In order to take home the trophy, Pottle competed in five back-to-back nail art challenges ranging in a wide variety of themes and mediums. Her finale set was inspired by CND’s Bizarre Beauty collection.

See all of her work and recap the competition at the WSNA website.  

CND Pro has an Instagram for North America!

CND now has its own page for North American Professionals. Follow along and tag #CNDProNA to be featured. Keep an eye on this account for information on the next CND Nailathon.

Look Forward to Fall

This Nailathon was all about summer, but CND’s Fall Collection, Upcycled Chic is live now! Get a headstart on next season by viewing the fall shades and inspiration.

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Beth Livesay

With more than 12 years of publishing experience, Beth Livesay is an expert in the beauty and fashion industry. Beth is Sr. Manager of Education Content, American Crew + CND. She has also served as the Director of Brand Content Strategy at and has overseen Nail Art Gallery Magazine, Salon Fanatic, NAILS Next Top Nail Artist, NTNA All Stars, and World’s Star Nail Artist.

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