If you ARE a licensed nail tech, this doesn’t apply for you. For the rest of us who haven’t been trained, don’t try anything complicated at home. This includes trying to clip your acrylic nails, fix serious lifts or breaks, or even doing your own fill. Trust us, it’s not a good idea.
In the absolute worst case scenario, if you accidentally trap bacteria between your acrylic and nail when trying to fix a major nail lift with nail glue, you could cause a painful infection. When in doubt, it’s always wisest to head straight into the salon.
The right nail shape and length can go a long way in flattering your hands. Almond, oval, and coffin-shaped nails can elongate short or thick fingers. When choosing the shape of your acrylic nails, it’s wise to be up-front with your nail technician about your lifestyle. Do you do tons of housework? Cooking? Wash your dishes by hand?
Not everyone is a candidate for super-long acrylics, and that’s okay. It’s better to choose slightly more conservative shape or length than deal with constant breakages. In addition, if you realize between salon visits that your nails are just TOO LONG, it’s wise to head straight back in and get them filed down.
The single most important thing you need to do to maintain a healthy, attractive manicure is maintenance. Your nails need to be filled every two weeks! If you don’t have time for upkeep, it may be wise to take a short break from acrylics. Otherwise, make sure you’re putting in the time to maintain your mani.
Caring for acrylics requires a shift in habits, to protect your hands from excessive moisture or damage. With the help of a skilled nail tech, you can make gorgeous acrylics a regular part of your lifestyle.
Everyone loves spending some extra time pampering themselves, and getting a professional pedicure is the best way to relax.
You have the choice of bringing your own tools, or have us provide them. Before we can use your tools, we do have to sanitize them, as required by state law. If we provide the tools, they are sanitized and disinfected according to regulations and the “best practices” of the spa industry. If a tool cannot be disinfected it is either disposed of or given to the client after a single use. Come experience our odorless spa!
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