I have lately been getting many younger girls coming and booking appointments online for acrylic or gel nails. Getting nails is a big step for young ladies and social media makes it seem so normal that tweens think: ‘No big deal”. But they are.
Shellac nails are a nail lovers dream come true. No longer the days where it only lasts 2 days, and the waiting……. and the waiting…… and more waiting… and the “Sh*t. I touched them.”
Shellac (which is a brand name) is a gel polish which cures in a LED/UV light. They are dry the second they come out of that bad boy and are supposed to last up to 2-4 weeks. But what if they don’t? What happened? Who’s fault is it? Should I get my money back?
Last week I was asked by a young woman if I would come to her Grandmother’s nursing home and give her a last present: a manicure.
I want to warn you: grab your box of tissues now..
Everyone’s going back to school(students & teachers), or you are sending your kids off to school now. It’s so hard switching from summer mode and it might take you a month to get back on track.
Typing away new assignments, making lunches and flipping through books can get hard on your hands. Here are some tips to keep your hands soft and your skin and nails strong.
Tip #1: I always suggest keeping a small bottle of hand mositurizer in your bag and apply at lunch, or 3-4 times a day if your hands get super dry from touching paper all day.
Tip #2: Make sure that you always have a small nail file in your bag as well, typing with long nails is tricky. I know once my nails get to the length where they will either hit 2 keys at once or get stuck underneath the keys on the keyboard and then they break or bend(I think the bending is worse and way more painful). This will help you figure out what length you should keep them at, this is your call of what you can handle.
Tip #3: If you find that your nails are getting weak from typing or just from more general ware that they are used to in comparison to the summer vacation, 2x a week get some vitamin D gel capsules from the pharmacy and cut 1 open and rub the gel over your nails. Lots of hand moisturizers and cuticle creams have vitamin D in it(and more), but the gel capsules are more concentrated and work faster I find.
“I have these hard little bumps on the palms of my hands, I get them on my feet too. They aren’t contagious, the Doctor told me what they were once but I can’t remember.” – M
It is a very hard word to pronounce: Pompholyx / Dyshidrosis
“When they blisters aren’t as hard and dry and the surrounding skin is plump and moisturized it helps keep the itch away.”
I have a lot of clients who come in for one thing and then say “I wish I could get a manicure, but my nails are too bad I bite them.”
A Manicure is EXACTLY your answer!
Have you ever tried to keep a bandaid on the end of your finger past a few hours that it isn’t chewed up on the end with a million pet hairs, dirt and fluff on the ends?! This may work with small kids, but lots of people don’t want to go to work with fingers all bandaided up.
In some spas you will be told how to keep your nails, lashes, whatever when you go home and maybe some tips too.
I come from working in tattoo and piercings shops so I like to give handouts to make your service last, to keep it clean and healthy too!
Here are some tips and tricks to keeping up your service at home or on vacation between now and your next appointment.
There are so many options for nails for on your wedding day. Do you want all the attention on your ring? Nails? Hair? Makeup? Dress? or the whole package?
Let’s go through what has been coming through my spa lately…
In my quest of providing smart, safe and sweet services to all of you, I always have a few things on my mind that I know that I and Yourselves care about.
So the newest addition of products that I have for use and sale is Zoya Nail polish!