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The Story of CND - Global Leaders in Nail, Hand & Feet Beauty

CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is a globally recognized pioneer in the professional nail care industry, renowned for its innovative and high-quality products. Since its inception in 1979, CND has revolutionized the nail care market, consistently delivering groundbreaking technologies and trendsetting nail products. The brand is acclaimed for its commitment to research and development, which has resulted in some of the most iconic products in the nail industry, such as the revolutionary Shellac™ brand 14+ day nail color and the Vinylux™ Weekly Polish system. Their extensive product range includes a variety of nail polishes, gels, treatments, and tools, catering to both professional nail technicians and at-home consumers. CND’s dedication to education and professional training in the nail industry further cements its position as a leader and innovator, constantly advancing the standards of nail care and design.

Under the visionary leadership of co-founder Jan Arnold, CND has become a symbol of excellence in nail fashion, highly sought after in the fashion industry. The brand's influence and leadership are evident in prestigious fashion shows and collaborations with renowned designers. Jan Arnold's passion and foresight have not only transformed CND into a staple in both the beauty and fashion worlds but have also fostered a community of nail professionals through educational programs and support. This commitment has elevated nail artistry on a global scale, with CND at the forefront, shaping the future of nail care and design.

Jan Arnold is the Co-founder and Style Director of CND. Her father, Dr. Stuart Nordstrom, was a brilliant dentist and organic chemist whose discoveries launched the company in 1979. Her family built CND on a commitment to advancing the state of the industry through groundbreaking innovation and world-class education. 

Katie Maber - Owner of Retail Store CND Online NZ

Katie Maber, the enterprising owner of, is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of CND products. Her journey into the world of nail care began with her personal experience using CND's Rescue Rxx, a product that dramatically improved the health and appearance of her nails. Once struggling with weak, damaged nails, Katie found that CND Rescue Rxx not only restored her nails but also imbued them with strength and beauty. This remarkable transformation inspired her to start her online store, dedicated to offering CND's high-quality products to others seeking similar results.

Through her online store, Katie ensures that each customer has easy access to the Retail range of CND's exceptional Nail Care Products, Nail Polishes, and CND Skincare Products, which she firmly believes in, due to their consistent high quality, ease of use, effectiveness and excellent results. Her commitment to providing these premium products stems from her conviction that everyone deserves to experience the same level of satisfaction and confidence that she gained from using them. Katie's dedication to her business and her customers reflects her deep understanding of the impact that healthy, beautiful nails, hands and feet, can have on one's self-esteem and overall well-being.


For professional nail technicians seeking the highest quality in nail care, we recommend exploring the large range of CND professional nail supplies, including the acclaimed Shellac line, available at, the sole official New Zealand distributor. It's important to note that these premium, professional-grade products are exclusively accessible to individuals who have undergone the necessary training. This ensures that the products are used to their optimal potential, guaranteeing stunning and durable results for your clients. If you are a trained nail professional aiming to enhance your services with CND's exceptional range, we encourage you to visit and discover the tools that can elevate your expertise to new heights.




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