Nails

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We use the Russian manicure and pedicure technique to get your nails looking absolutely perfect. Our excellent technicians prepare your nails by clearing the surface, cuticles and surrounding skin. Using our electric nail shaper, we select the best nail drills for your needs. 

Choose from a huge selection of 80 gel colours, from neutral nudes to bold neons. Our stunning gel nails can last more than 3 weeks! 

What are a few of the many benefits to gel colour?

  1. It can last for up to 3 to 4 weeks without chipping, peeling or fading. No dents or scratches, and its chip free!

  2. It dries quickly under LED light so there’s no need to worry about smudging on the way home.

  3. It has an odourless application, as opposed to acrylic nails that can be a little potent when applying.

  4. They are easy to remove.

Gel manicure aftercare

  • Apply cuticle oil to your nail beds every day

  • Do not file your nails unless absolutely necessary. If you need to, take care to file gently and always finish in a downward direction. Please note that this will take the seal off the tip of the nail, meaning that the gel colour can be prone to chipping

  • Always wear gloves when doing general household cleaning and gardening, hobbies that are rough on your hands or use harsh chemical products

  • Avoid using your nails as tools to pull open or pick at anything

  • Take care not to use any products that could contain solvent oils, which causes major damage to the colour. These oils can be found in certain sun tan oils and insect repellent (Deet)

  • To avoid the colour fading on holiday make sure you wash any chlorine off your hands after swimming and dry your nails before sunbathing

  • If any lifting occurs make sure you don’t pick or pull at the nail. Call us so that we can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary

  • To hide grown out gels add a dab of glitter varnish to the base of each nail and blend up. This not only looks pretty but means you can put off getting refills for another few days

  • Before your next treatment be sure to book in a gel removal to ensure no damage occurs on the natural nail

Please allow 1 hour for your appointment. Our manicures and pedicures cost £20 each. You can get both treatments for £35 (saving £5). Please note these prices do not include nail art.

What is Sculpting?

Sculpting involves the use of a nail form, carefully positioned to act a temporary platform upon which to begin building a nail tip using your chosen nail system (either UV Gel or Acrylic). You then create a base for your nails and build upon this to create the desired nail length  and effect e.g. pink and white, encapsulated glitter or art, coloured or clear nail extensions. There a huge number of advantages to creating nail extensions using the sculpting method…

 

Tip & Overlay Versus Sculpting

 

  • Tip & Overlay involves selecting different sized ABS plastic tips which must be tailored, glued and blended

  • Tip & Overlay can create strong extended nails for those with short natural nails but requires reasonably smooth nail plates for tip application

  • Tip & Overlay can allow you to create attractive nail extensions with an easy to create uniform smile line

  • Tip & Overlay is great for creating natural (clear) or pink and white nail extensions

  • Tip & Overlay is a great way to begin initially offering nail extensions

  • Tip & Overlay gives great uniform nails that look good even on nail biters

  • Tip & Overlay will require more products/tools. You will need a good selection of tips sizes/styles, tip cutters and a good nail glue.

  • Tip & Overlay is easy to master but can take longer overall (usually 60-120 minutes) for a full set with time and experience due to additional steps involved in using tips

OR

  • Sculpting involves simply applying a nail form to use a platform to build a nail extension

  • Sculpting allows you to create strong extended nails working around a number of issues such as damage or unevenness of natural nails as there are no false tips to adhere

  • Sculpting can give high level, competition finish nail extension results with bright smile lines although this can take time and practice

  • Sculpting gives so much flexibility and potential creativity such as glitter tips, encapsulated nail art and more

  • Sculpting involves a lot less kit/products – you don’t need trays of tips, adhesive or tip cutters. Simply nail forms and the usual products for your system.

  • Sculpting is a greater follow-on advanced skill set for nail techs to take their nail extensions to the next level & give an edge over competitors

  • Sculpting will allow you to fit in more treatments to your salon day as usually you can sculpt a full set within 45-90 minutes (with time and experience)