KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Paraffin Wax
Paraffin wax treatments are a luxurious treat that can help you achieve baby-soft skin. Typically applied during manicures and pedicures, this type of soft wax bonds to the skin very well. Hands and feet are submerged in the wax, wrapped in plastic and left to soak for 15-30 minutes. Paraffin wax treatments are great for winter, when skin is prone to dryness and cracking. Calming essential oils are often added to the wax to add to this soothing treatment, with lavender being the most common. Once the skin has soaked in the wax, it is removed in one piece, and your skin is left soft and smooth! Paraffin wax treatments have been used since Roman times for therapeutic reasons. Today, those who suffer from conditions including arthritis, eczema, inflammation, psoriasis and stiff joints can benefit from these treatments. Skin will be left highly moisturised, circulation is increased and your mind is soothed by the relaxing sensations of the hot wax.
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Paraffin wax treatments are a luxurious treat that can help you achieve baby-soft skin. Typically applied during manicures and pedicures, this type of soft wax bonds to the skin very well. Hands and feet are submerged in the wax, wrapped in plastic and left to soak for 15-30 minutes. Paraffin wax treatments are great for winter, when skin is prone to dryness and cracking. Calming essential oils are often added to the wax to add to this soothing treatment, with lavender being the most common. Once the skin has soaked in the wax, it is removed in one piece, and your skin is left soft and smooth! Paraffin wax treatments have been used since Roman times for therapeutic reasons. Today, those who suffer from conditions including arthritis, eczema, inflammation, psoriasis and stiff joints can benefit from these treatments. Skin will be left highly moisturised, circulation is increased and your mind is soothed by the relaxing sensations of the hot wax.
French Manicure
French Manicures are arguably the most classic style of manicure. A slick of pale pink or nude polish is applied to the entire nail, followed by white varnish to the tips of the nails. French manicures are chic, classic and instantly give your hands a polished look. If you want to go the non-traditional route, you can even paint the tips neon, gold, or any color under the sun! If you fancy an alternative to the classic pink and white French manicure, why not opt for a pop of color or a metallic shade on your tips? You can also try a “moonicure”, an upside down French manicure which involves painting little moons on the base of the nails. If you’re unsure on which color combination to go with, your nail technician should be able to advise you on which shades will work with your skintone. Happy manicuring!
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French Manicures are arguably the most classic style of manicure. A slick of pale pink or nude polish is applied to the entire nail, followed by white varnish to the tips of the nails. French manicures are chic, classic and instantly give your hands a polished look. If you want to go the non-traditional route, you can even paint the tips neon, gold, or any color under the sun! If you fancy an alternative to the classic pink and white French manicure, why not opt for a pop of color or a metallic shade on your tips? You can also try a “moonicure”, an upside down French manicure which involves painting little moons on the base of the nails. If you’re unsure on which color combination to go with, your nail technician should be able to advise you on which shades will work with your skintone. Happy manicuring!
Gel Manicure
A gel manicure uses gel to bind synthetic nails to your natural ones. Gel is applied over your fingernails just like regular nail polish, and after each layer is painted on your manicurist will place your hands under a small UV light for a short period to harden the gel. Clear gel manicures are very popular, for a more natural look. If you’re a nail art fan, gel manicures are the perfect treatment – glitter and crystals will adhere very well to gel manicures. Before you get a gel manicure, you should be aware that while this type of treatment typically yields impressive, glossy nails, there are a few things to look out for:
  1. Gel manicures are typically more expensive than other types of manicure.
  2. There is also the upkeep factor: if you want your nails to look their best, you will need to visit your manicurist regularly (every 4 weeks).
  3. During the removal process, damage to your nail bed can occur.
  4. It is also unhealthy to regularly exposure your hands to UV light.
So do your research and find a manicurist who can answer all your questions and decide which manicure option is best for you!
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A gel manicure uses gel to bind synthetic nails to your natural ones. Gel is applied over your fingernails just like regular nail polish, and after each layer is painted on your manicurist will place your hands under a small UV light for a short period to harden the gel. Clear gel manicures are very popular, for a more natural look. If you’re a nail art fan, gel manicures are the perfect treatment – glitter and crystals will adhere very well to gel manicures. Before you get a gel manicure, you should be aware that while this type of treatment typically yields impressive, glossy nails, there are a few things to look out for:
  1. Gel manicures are typically more expensive than other types of manicure.
  2. There is also the upkeep factor: if you want your nails to look their best, you will need to visit your manicurist regularly (every 4 weeks).
  3. During the removal process, damage to your nail bed can occur.
  4. It is also unhealthy to regularly exposure your hands to UV light.
So do your research and find a manicurist who can answer all your questions and decide which manicure option is best for you!
Manicure
With nail salon services ranging from gel, acrylics, paraffin dips, and nail art, there is something for everyone looking for a manicure. Whether you just want a basic grooming and polish or want to go all out with 3D art and gradients, manicures are an affordable gift for everyone – including yourself! Manicures are a fantastic gift idea for anyone who needs a lot of relaxation but doesn’t have a lot of time. They help ensure healthy nails and hands and are a quick and easy way to change or polish your look.
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With nail salon services ranging from gel, acrylics, paraffin dips, and nail art, there is something for everyone looking for a manicure. Whether you just want a basic grooming and polish or want to go all out with 3D art and gradients, manicures are an affordable gift for everyone – including yourself! Manicures are a fantastic gift idea for anyone who needs a lot of relaxation but doesn’t have a lot of time. They help ensure healthy nails and hands and are a quick and easy way to change or polish your look.
Pedicure
Kick up your heels and enjoy a spa staple with a pedicure. Your feet will be polished and massaged to pretty perfection, and you'll leave a more relaxed and more comfortable person. During a spa pedicure you should expect your feet to be soaked in warm water and your nails to be cut and shaped. Your nail spa therapist will use a pumice stone to buff away dry skin, and will follow up with an exfoliation. Then, she will lather up with lotion for a massage of your feet and lower legs before toenails are polished. Many spa pedicures offer a paraffin wax treatment as an add-on service. This involves dipping both feet into melted paraffin wax in order to soften and moisturize the skin. Once the wax cools, it becomes hard and is wiped away. Pedicures are a fantastic gift idea for anyone looking for a quick fix. Healthy nails and feet are the cornerstone of spa culture, after all, so book a treatment today! Remember to bring your Havaianas!
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Kick up your heels and enjoy a spa staple with a pedicure. Your feet will be polished and massaged to pretty perfection, and you'll leave a more relaxed and more comfortable person. During a spa pedicure you should expect your feet to be soaked in warm water and your nails to be cut and shaped. Your nail spa therapist will use a pumice stone to buff away dry skin, and will follow up with an exfoliation. Then, she will lather up with lotion for a massage of your feet and lower legs before toenails are polished. Many spa pedicures offer a paraffin wax treatment as an add-on service. This involves dipping both feet into melted paraffin wax in order to soften and moisturize the skin. Once the wax cools, it becomes hard and is wiped away. Pedicures are a fantastic gift idea for anyone looking for a quick fix. Healthy nails and feet are the cornerstone of spa culture, after all, so book a treatment today! Remember to bring your Havaianas!
Shellac Nails
Have you ever wished your manicures would last longer? If so, Shellac Manicures may be for you. Shellac manicures last for weeks without chipping: the special formula brushes on like regular nail varnish (directly on to your natural nail) and lasts 3-4 weeks. You’ll need to change the polish only once new nail growth starts. Shellac nails are suitable for most people, unless you have very unhealthy nails such as damaged nail beds or split or peeling nails. If your nails aren’t yet healthy enough, your manicurist can start a program with you to bring your nails back to health. Also note that Shellac nails can only be applied by a trained, licensed manicurist. This isn’t something you can do at home. You can, however, remove Shellac at home with 100% acetone. More “green” nail varnish removers are also available. It is easier and quicker to have Shellac nails removed at the salon.
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Have you ever wished your manicures would last longer? If so, Shellac Manicures may be for you. Shellac manicures last for weeks without chipping: the special formula brushes on like regular nail varnish (directly on to your natural nail) and lasts 3-4 weeks. You’ll need to change the polish only once new nail growth starts. Shellac nails are suitable for most people, unless you have very unhealthy nails such as damaged nail beds or split or peeling nails. If your nails aren’t yet healthy enough, your manicurist can start a program with you to bring your nails back to health. Also note that Shellac nails can only be applied by a trained, licensed manicurist. This isn’t something you can do at home. You can, however, remove Shellac at home with 100% acetone. More “green” nail varnish removers are also available. It is easier and quicker to have Shellac nails removed at the salon.
Manicure & Pedicure
With nail salon services ranging from gel, acrylics, paraffin dips, and nail art, there is something for everyone looking for a manicure or pedicure. Whether you just want a basic grooming and polish or want to go all out with 3D art and gradients, manicures are an affordable gift for everyone – including yourself! Mani-Pedis are a fantastic gift idea for anyone who needs a lot of relaxation but doesn’t have a lot of time. They help ensure healthy nails, hands, and feet and are a fun way to change up your look! First select your polish. Whether you select a gel or a regular polish is up to you. Gels last up to two weeks and require you to go back to the nail salon to have them soaked off properly. A regular manicure will last up to a week. During a manicure at your local nail salon, you should expect that your nails are soaked in warm water to soften the cuticle, shaped using sanitized cuticle nippers, filed into a shape you choose, and then polished. During a spa pedicure you should expect for your feet to also be soaked in warm water and nails to be cut and shaped. Your nail spa therapist will then use a pumice stone to buff away dry skin and follow up with an exfoliation and lotion massage of your feet and lower legs before toenails are polished. Many spa pedicures include a paraffin wax treatment where feet are dipped into melted paraffin wax in order to soften and moisturize the skin. Once the wax cools, it becomes hard and is wiped away. Remember to bring your flip flops!
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With nail salon services ranging from gel, acrylics, paraffin dips, and nail art, there is something for everyone looking for a manicure or pedicure. Whether you just want a basic grooming and polish or want to go all out with 3D art and gradients, manicures are an affordable gift for everyone – including yourself! Mani-Pedis are a fantastic gift idea for anyone who needs a lot of relaxation but doesn’t have a lot of time. They help ensure healthy nails, hands, and feet and are a fun way to change up your look! First select your polish. Whether you select a gel or a regular polish is up to you. Gels last up to two weeks and require you to go back to the nail salon to have them soaked off properly. A regular manicure will last up to a week. During a manicure at your local nail salon, you should expect that your nails are soaked in warm water to soften the cuticle, shaped using sanitized cuticle nippers, filed into a shape you choose, and then polished. During a spa pedicure you should expect for your feet to also be soaked in warm water and nails to be cut and shaped. Your nail spa therapist will then use a pumice stone to buff away dry skin and follow up with an exfoliation and lotion massage of your feet and lower legs before toenails are polished. Many spa pedicures include a paraffin wax treatment where feet are dipped into melted paraffin wax in order to soften and moisturize the skin. Once the wax cools, it becomes hard and is wiped away. Remember to bring your flip flops!