Hollywood Nails

Here are some questions you may like the answers to regarding professional nail care. This informative will help you to make the right decision when it comes to choosing professional care. If you are unsure of anything relating to nail care and nail enhancements please ask when you visit our salon.

Professionally manicured nails? - Nails are an important part of your overall look, beautiful, well-groomed are a must. Attractive nails and hands enhance your appearance, a basic manicure takes about 25 minutes. Artificial nails, such as tips, acrylics and gels take about 40 minutes.

What is a Manicure? - A natural nail treatment includes cutting, shaping the natural nail, the removal of excess cuticle growth and is finished with a polish colour of your choice.

What is a Pedicure? - 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. It is finished with a polish colour of your choice.

How long will a basic manicure or pedicure last? - A basic manicure or pedicure will last about 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.

What are Acrylic Nail Extensions? - Acrylics are the most common nail extension, they are strong and versatile, they can be finished in any colour, shape or form. An elegant French manicure finish this goes with most outfits.  Colours are good if you want to match an outfit or follow current fashion trends.

What are Permanent Pink and White nails? - “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.

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

What are the main advantages of artificial nail applications? - or 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!

Will my natural nails continue to grow under the acrylics? - Yes. Artificial nails can actually improve the health of your natural nails by protecting them from excess moisture and other elements that can weaken or damage them.

How do I maintain my nail extensions? - 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 “fill” includes smoothing, re-sanitising and re-applying the acrylic where it has naturally grown out.

What are gel nails and how do they differ from acrylic nails? - Gels and acrylics are similar in that they both can be used to extend the length of the nails and make them stronger. 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.

How long do artificial nail last? - 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.

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