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Summer Must-Do Beauty Tips

May 31st, 2017

Summer is just around the corner! Check out our beauty tips to ensure you look your best! From eyelash and brow tinting to a collagen pedicure to sun-care products that can take your skin to perfection, watch and learn how to look flawless all summer long! Did you Know?  1. UV rays are responsible for […]

Take Our Stress Test – 5 Signs It’s Bad

February 23rd, 2015

We are a very stressed out nation. As a matter of fact, it’s peaked at an epidemic level. We’re so stressed out that we often don’t even recognize the signs of stress other than an overloaded to-do list or schedule. But researchers suggest that managing our stress may be our #1 health concern leading to […]

Wellness for the Mommy To-Be

May 8th, 2014

No two pregnancies are alike, yet many expectant mothers face  a wide range of similar physical and emotional challenges  as well as having questions about what beauty regimens and services are or are not safe during pregnancy. We are here to shed some light on a few of these questions. Q: What salon/spa therapies are […]

Q: I want to try Shellac, but I currently have gel nails. How would the transition work for someone like me?

September 28th, 2011

A: In your particular situation, you have two different ways to go about your transition. One option is to slowly work off the gel nails by filing them until they eventually have been filed off. In the meantime, Shellac can be applied over your gel nails. This way you can keep the length of your […]

Q: What’s the big deal about Shellac? I’ve heard of other UV cured polish, so what makes Shellac so different?

August 17th, 2011

A: Shellac is a stellar service option to replace the traditional polish step in a manicure or pedicure. Let’s start with the wow factors of Shellac: 14-day wear, ZERO dry time, a mirror finish, removal in minutes, no nicks, chips or smudges, no filing and no drills. Really, need we say more? Shellac has stood […]

How to cure dry cuticles this winter season

January 5th, 2011

  The dry winter can wreak havoc on our nails because there is little moisture in the air, which naturally depletes the moisture balance in your nails and skin, resulting in dry cuticles. Having regular manicures is the best way to keep your cuticles looking good. If they are not maintained daily, you may experience […]

White spots on toenails and how to treat or prevent it

September 22nd, 2010

  White spots on toenails may mean your nails are very dry, lacking a basecoat under the polish, or possibly that you have a nail disorder called Leukonychia. To treat this, you should lightly buff your toenails and use cuticle oil daily. Expertise Contributors: -Jennifer L., Anoka Nail Technician -Tracey, Nail Educator & Plymouth Nail […]

Do nails need to breathe when wearing artificial nails?

August 18th, 2010

  Nails don’t breathe. If filed properly, nails will not be damaged. But it is a good idea to use cuticle oil daily to keep your nails hydrated and to prevent lifting.  Expertise Contributors: -Jennifer L., Anoka Nail Technician -Tracey, Nail Educator & Plymouth Nail Technician -Mindy, Plymouth Nail Technician

Why nails peel and how do I treat or prevent it

July 14th, 2010

  Nails peel due to lack of moisture. Use a nail strengthener specially formulated to treat peeling nails (Nail Envy). You should also use cuticle oil daily and massage it into the nail bed.  Expertise Contributors: -Jennifer L., Anoka Nail Technician -Tracey, Nail Educator & Plymouth Nail Technician -Mindy, Plymouth Nail Technician

Why nails yellow how to treat or prevent it

June 23rd, 2010

  Nails are porous and absorb pigment from polish. They also yellow from tanning and makeup. To prevent this from happening, always use a basecoat under your nail polish and use a UV basecoat if you tan. You can lightly buff the nails to remove the yellow.  Expertise Contributors: -Jennifer L., Anoka Nail Technician -Tracey, […]