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Acrylics are the most common nail extension, they are strong and versatile, they can be finished in pretty much any colour, shape or form. Most women go for the elegant French manicure finish, as this goes with most outfits.  Colours are good if you want to match an outfit or follow current fashion trends.

The perfect answer to weak, brittle, flaking or bitten nails We can strengthen and extend the natural nail, giving anyone who has a problem with their own nails, the pleasure and confidence that beautiful, yet natural nails can bring!

For people who have a tendency to bite or pick at their nails, there is a 90 percent success rate of stopping this habit with artificial nail applications. There are two reasons for this. First, people are less likely to ruin something they’ve spent time and money on. Secondly, nail biters are generally inspired by having beautiful hands for the first time in their lives. It can give you the long, healthy-looking nails you’ve always wanted!

One advantage of gel services is that they are odourless and transparent. Like acrylic, gels can be applied over the natural nail or over artificial nail tips.

Gels and acrylics are similar in that they both can be used to extend the length of the nails and make them stronger.  The main difference is the clarity of the powder, Gel powder has a glass like look where the acrylics have a slightly natural pink tone to the nail.

“Pink and White” refers to the use of two colours of acrylic applied to the nails to produce a permanent and natural-looking “French” manicure.  The tips of the nails are sculpted in  a perfect smile line using white acrylic, and the base of the nail is then overlaid with a warm pink.   If you get bored with the French you can paint a polish colour over the extensions and when you remove the colour the French will still be there.

Yes. Artificial nails can actually improve the health of your natural nails by protecting them from biting, picking, excess moisture and other elements that can weaken or damage them.

Every two weeks your nail technician will fill in the area near the cuticle between where the natural nail has grown and where the artificial nail or tip is attached. This takes around 30-40 minutes This includes re-filing and re-shaping of the nail, repair of any breakage, cracking, or lifting, fill-in and rebalance of new growth, and polish, if desired. By having your nails regularly maintained, you will avoid most of the problems associated with artificial enhancements. In fact, most problems associated with artificial enhancements are caused by improper maintenance.

The less pressure put on your new nails, the longer they will last. Just playing with a paper clip by bending it back and forth will eventually break it, so will your nails. They can only take so much pressure before they crack and/or break.

Artificial nail applications should be maintained every two weeks. It is important to have regular fills because if the acrylic lifts away from the natural nail, moisture and bacteria can accumulate between them. A professional nail technician can spot problem areas best and should provide adequate advise.

Most enhancements involve preparing your natural nail plate, during this procedure we have to etch the surface for the product to adhere to your natural nail without lifting.  This process will cause weakness to the nail, but this is never permanent as your nails always grow out.

The area the acrylics covered will be slightly weaker than the new growth from the cuticle; it will take a minimum of one month for you to grow out that weakened area.  Be sure to use some strengthener treatment for your natural nails, condition your cuticles with specialised Oil and have regular manicures to maintain healthy growth.

Yes, all you need is pure acetone, one large bowel and a small bowel, fill the large bowel with boiling hot water, place the smaller bowl in the large bowel and pour acetone into the small bowl, as the hot water warms the acetone place your nails into the acetone bowl.  Soak for 5 mins take out and wipe, repeat this process until all the acrylic is gone. Alternatively, pop into any one of our salons and we can do it for £10!

Yes!  All you need is some acetone, cotton wool and kitchen foil. Soak a small ball of cotton wool in acetone, place it on your nail bed, cut a small square of foil and wrap your nail with the soaked cotton on top. Leave for 10 minutes, remove and use a cuticle pusher to scrap all the remaining shellac off the nail bed. Buff the cuticle oil to put moisture back into the nail bed.

Removing and reapplying a product such as gel polish to the nail will eventually cause weakness and dryness to the nail plate.  Be sensible if they look terrible give them a break, let them recover then if you wish start the process all over again.

A beautiful, well-groomed nail is an important part of your overall look. Attractive nails and hands enhance your appearance, whether you spend your days in a kitchen or in a boardroom. A basic manicure takes between 20-30 minutes. Artificial nail services, such as tips, acrylics and gels, average about 40 minutes. The cost is quite affordable, and the results are well worth it.

A natural nail treatment includes Cutting, shaping the natural nail, the removal of excess cuticle growth, a hand and lower arm massage and is finished with a polish colour of your choice.

The pedicure is a treatment for the feet it is performed in a massaging chair with a powerful jet stream foot spa.  The treatment includes the cutting and shaping of the toe nails, the removal of excess cuticle growth, the removal of hard skin from the bottom of your feet, a lower leg and foot massage. It is finished with a polish colour of your choice.

A basic manicure or pedicure will last one to two weeks, depending on your lifestyle and the type of service you’ve had. If, for example, you work in the garden without gloves, your manicure probably won’t last long. Artificial nail services, such as acrylics, tips, wraps and gels maintain their fresh appearance much longer as they are more durable.

Shellac Is a Hybrid Nail colour, it applies like a polish, wears flawlessly for 14 days of high gloss shine, and is removed in minutes.

Nail art is applied using fine detail brushes, prices vary depending on design.  It is best to visit your local salon and view the vast selection of designs. Alternatively bring a picture of what you want and we will do our best to replicate it.

Nails can split or yellow for a number of reasons. Excessive exposure to the elements or chemicals, poor diet, nail biting and other habits can be the cause.

This happens when the extension comes away from the nail bed leaving a gap, this can be seen as a whitened area.  When water gets trapped within this gap and becomes stagnant, it eventually turns into a fungus similar to that of mildew.  Don’t be alarmed, if this happens pop in as soon as you can so that we can remove the extension.

Yes. A lot of women have been polishing their nails for decades with no harmful effects. As a matter of fact, the polishes available today are safer than ever. Don’t be afraid.

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