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Manicures & Pedicures
The main purpose of the manicure / pedicure treatment is to improve the look and feel of your hands / feet and fingernails / toenails.
Pedicures are a super-cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails. It provides a similar service to a manicure. Pedicures are done for cosmetic, therapeutic and medical purposes, and can help prevent nail diseases and nail disorders. They are extremely popular throughout the world, primarily among women.
Pedicures are not just limited to nails; usually dead skin cells on the bottom of feet are rubbed off using a rough stone called a pumice stone. Additionally, foot care became a common and now expected service included in pedicures, granular exfoliation, application of moisturizing creams and a brief foot massage.
A simple treatment includes foot soaking, foot scrubbing with a pumice stone or foot file, nail clipping, nail shaping, foot and calf massage, moisturizer and nail polishing.
Mini-pedicure: This focuses mainly on the toes with a quick soak, nail shaping and polish, but does not include the massage or sole care. This is designed for an appointment between regular pedicures for generally well maintained feet.
A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands, performed at in our salon. A manicure consists of filing and shaping of the free edge, pushing (with a cuticle pusher) and clipping (with cuticle nippers) any non-living tissue (limited to cuticle and hangnails), treatments, massage of the hand, and the application of fingernail polish.
Manicures can include the application of artificial nails; gel nails, acrylics nails, tips, or some of which are referred to as French manicures.
A Beauty Therapist (manicurists) performs the treatment while the customers relax.
French manicures can be made with artificial nails, which are designed to resemble natural ones and are characterized by lack of base color, or natural pink base nails with white tips.
There are several nail shapes:
- Pointed, round
- Square oval
- Square with rounded corners
- Straight with a rounded tip