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Beth Mann
Beth Mann

Why your Mani Pedi Matters this Winter

There are all kinds of self-care. From massage to facials to a steaming hot bath, surrounded by candlelight. But nothing feels quite as immediate as the classic mani-pedi (or manicure and pedicure for those living in the Dark Ages).

And here’s the beautiful part: mani-pedis are more than just a beautification treat. There are actual benefits to them!

Benefits of a mani-pedi:

 

Increased blood flow. Our manicures and pedicures include a luxurious and pampering massage that improves blood circulation and mobility of the joints.

Improve the overall health of your nails. Our hands take a beating, especially during a Montreal winter. Regular manicures and pedicures reduce the chance of your nails developing fungi and other infections.

(Our mani-pedis also include a deep cleaning and thorough removal of dead skin cells. This encourages new cell growth, making your nails stronger and healthier.)

Chillax. Think of how comforting it is when someone touches your hand or massages your feet. The calming ripple effect is felt throughout your whole body. We focus on making your time at our spa an experience for the soul, not just your hands and feet.

Self-esteem boost. Simply put, when your hands and feet look good, you feel better about yourself. You gesture more confidently. And when you take off your shoes, you feel a sense of pride (not shame!).

The Different Kinds of Manicures and Pedicures:

 

Most people are unaware of the various types of manicures and pedicures we offer at our Montreal salon. They include:

Manicure, Exfoliation & Polish. This is our classic go-to manicure to give your hands a quick and beautiful makeover. It includes the use of our best nail polish and a hand massage (of course).

Shellac. A shellac polish is a combination of gel and nail polish, cured and hardened with UV light. It’s not as hard as gel and soaks off with acetone.

Gel. Gel is also known as “hard gel” and can applied on fake or natural nails. The main difference from shellac is that gel can be shaped and extended, similar to acrylic.

Acrylic. An acrylic manicure includes a combination of liquid and powder that creates a super hard and protective layer over your false tips or natural nail.

French manicure. The classic French manicure includes a solid white tip and either a clear or pink base. There are all sorts of fun, stylish variations to this type of look.

This is just a sampling of the nail services we offer. Let’s not forget about nail art (think holiday themes) and cool trending colors (like a super sleek and shiny black polish — very hot right now).

We’re also happy to provide a brief consultation and make suggestions specific to your hands, feet and lifestyle.

We carry only reputable, top-of-the-line nail products like Essie, Orly and OPI. See you at the salon!

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