What to expect during your Manicure
Updated: Aug 5, 2020
You can expect the following during your manicure treatment:
STEP 1 - FILE
Nail filing is first on the agenda. Your therapist will ask whether you would prefer square or round nails, and will work to make them uniform and neat.
STEP 2 - CLEANSE
Your hands will then be cleansed, so they are completely free of dirt. An exfoliating cream may be massaged into your hands and forearms to remove dead skin cells and make them softer.
STEP 3 - CUTICLES
Once your hands have been towel-dried, your therapist will apply a cuticle cream to your fingernails and gently push each cuticle back, creating a neat aesthetic. You may be asked to soak one hand in warm water while your therapist works on the other. This softens your cuticles and makes them easier to manipulate.
STEP 4 - MASSAGE
You’ll then receive a pampering hand massage designed to help you relax.
STEP 5 - PAINT
Varnish will be applied in a colour of your choice. Your chosen hue will be applied between a base coat and a top coat, to increase its durability and to protect your nails. You may be asked to hold your hands under a UV lamp once painted if you opted for a gel polish. The UV light helps nail varnish to dry more rapidly.
STEP 6 - MOISTURISE
A cuticle oil designed to nourish and condition your skin and nails will be applied at the end of your manicure. Other strengthening and conditioning products may also be applied at various stages of your manicure depending on the condition of your nails.
We use the award-winning Jessica nail polish for both our standard and gel finishes.