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How long will a basic manicure or pedicure last?
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. Gels maintain their fresh appearance much longer. Polish between visits can be used but is not necessary.
What are the main advantages of gel nail applications?
For people who have a tendency to bite or pick at their nails, there is a 90 percent success rate of stopping 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.
Will my natural nails continue to grow under the gel?
Yes. At Heavenly Nails we use good products and apply and maintain them correctly. Gel 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.
How are gel nail applications maintained?
After several weeks your nail technician will fill in the area near the cuticle between where the natural nail has grown and where the gel nail is attached. This "fill" includes re-sanitizing and re-applying the gel where it has grown out.
How long do gel applications usually last?
How often you visit your manicurist is a personal decision. The client's use of her hands and length of her nail bed plays a big part in the frequency of visits. Brisa Gel applications should be filled regularly but time between appointments varies with averages at about three weeks.Shellac can be soaked off at home or in the salon. We'll be happy to share tips on easy home removal if wearing it for a special occasion. Many clients enjoy freshening up their Shellac every two to three weeks in the salon.It's better for the health of the nail to fill or remove properly rather than picking them off. Regularly scheduled fills will keep your nails beautiful. We can help you decide how long you should go between visits
Why do nails split or become yellow?
For natural nails, excessive exposure to the elements or chemicals, poor diet, nail biting and other habits can be the cause. CND Gel, Brisa and Shellac, products don't yellow. We're finding that poor quality gel polishes break down and yellow, which is why we don't use them. Any splitting around the tip can be the result of using your nail as a tool. Some new habits may need to be formed.
How can I do touch-ups and repairs on my nails at home?
The great thing about On The Boulevard's nail services is there will rarely be a need! If your nails become too long before your next appointment with your nail technician, simply shorten your nails by using a 240-grit file. NEVER use nail clippers.
What is a Gel Manicure?
With a Gel Manicure, we use a flexible gel lacquer that is cured in a UV lamp.Gel polish is applied without roughing up the natural nail. Gel lacquer is applied similarly to traditional nail polish but each layer is cured under the light. No length can be added but a uniform faux length can be painted on with a French manicure. Gel polish comes in several colors. It is removed by soaking off 2-3 weeks later.
Beautiful, well-groomed nails are an important part of your overall look. Attractive nails and hands enhance your appearance. The cost is quite reasonable, and the results are well worth it!
While each state's board of barbering and cosmetology have different regulations pertaining to salon sanitation procedures, it just makes good sense for a salon to do the most, not the least, when it comes to preventing the spread of germs.
At On The Boulevard Salon & Spa, we believe that technicians should thoroughly disinfect all implements and surfaces prior to each client's appointment. Our technicians practice a thorough hand sanitation regimen to prevent the spread of germs and fungus. We sanitize and disinfect on two important levels in the salon: effective sanitation of the skin and nails, and hard surface and implement disinfection.