Shellac or gel pedicure is a great way to get your toe nails looking beautiful and long-lasting. It is a traditional pedicure includes preparation and polish finishing with shellac or gel varnishes. The process involves filing, shaping, buffing, applying cuticle oil, applying a base coat of shellac or gel varnish, curing it under UV light for about two minutes and then applying topcoat
Shellac pedicures are popular because they last longer than regular polish - up to two weeks without chipping or fading. They also provide an extra layer of protection for your nails that helps protect them from damage. With the right maintenance routine, you can keep your nails looking perfect for longer!
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A pedicure is a beauty treatment of the toe nails. Our Beautician will cut, file, and shape your toe nails. Cuticles are trimmed, pushed back and tidied. A system of colours are applied - there are hundreds of colours to choose from - to give a perfect polish finish. The skill is to apply polish to give an evenly distributed glossy finish that is taken close to your cuticles and perfectly sealed to give you many weeks of enjoyment.
Our Beauty Therapist will consult with you to decide what you will be happy with, what is possibe and offer a range of suggestions to suit you. It may not be possible or necessary to trim your toe nails; it depends on your how long your nails are and what result you are looking for. They will be cut, trimmed and filed to your desired shape.
Cuticles are the skin that surrounds the nail plate - just where where your nail and skin of your toes meet. This skin tends to dry and is ueven giving a rugged edge between your toes and nails. Our beautician will carefully cut out the dry skin; fingers are dipped into a solution to soften the cuticles. Sterilised pusher and cuticle nipper are used for this.
Nail are rubbed with a nail buffer that leaves toe nails looking smoother and shinier. Buffing can help to take care of jagged edges that you may have, and even encourage the nails to grow. Buffing can also helps to remove surface stains and improves blood circulation to the nail bed.
Properly done, buffing leaves an attractive sheen to nails. They can be left without polish - men usually leave nails buffed skipping the polishing step. If your regularly acrivities are an issue, this is great as buffered nails do not have varnish that can chip!