Q: Why should I have regular manicures? A: Regular manicures are important to help keep your nails and skin healthy. Regular nail care helps keep your nails from becoming brittle, keeps hangnails from forming, discourages nail biting and the massage helps to invigorate. It also elevates your self-esteem to have nice looking hands and nails.
Q: Why should I get regular pedicures? A: Regular pedicures are very important for good foot health. Our feet carry us every day, all day....they deserve some pampering fron time to time! Regular pedicures are a good addition to regular podiatry visits for clients who have diabetes, neuropathy, bunions and other foot disorders. Just be sure to get permission from your Dr. before receiving any foot care from any nail professional.
Q: Why shouldn't I shave or wax my legs before a pedicure? A: Shaving creates small, micro-cuts in the skin. These micro-cuts can become inflamed by the pedicure scrub and/or lotions that we use. Also, there is naturally occurring bacteria in water that can create havoc in the small opening in the skin in people with compromised immune systems. Waxing opens the follicles in the skin, creating an opening for bacteria in water.
Q: What are gels? A: Gels are an enhancement product that is cured or hardened by UV light. They are completely clear, very strong but flexable at the same time so that they "give" rather than break when stressed. They are a wonderful alternative to acrylic as that are also odorless! They also come in colors so that you can have a semi-permanent polish that doesn't chip, peel or wear off on the tips.
Q: Why won't my polish stay on? A: Polish doesn't stay on natural nails for several reasons. Nails are porous. When they are subjected to water (ie: water manicures) they tend to soak up some of the water. When the moisture evaporates, the nail shrinks but the polish doesn't so it will peel away from the ends. Excessively oils skin can contribute to polish peeling also.
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