A nail manicure is one of the most popular salon treatments. Beautiful nails provide an instant lift to your mood and look while relaxing in your nearest nail salon makes the perfect interlude to a busy day. Salons and nail bars are equipped with the latest hand and nail products while nail polishes include everything from basic colours to shellac and gel finishes or even glamorous and intricate nail art.
It is a beauty treatment for your hands, keeping your skin supple and telltale signs of ageing at bay while giving a slick manicure definition to your nails. Stress, diet and weather all take their toll but having a nail manicure revives your hands whether it's part of a regular routine or in preparation for a special occasion like weddings, anniversaries or holidays. Visiting the salon also gives you a bit of ""me time"", a chance to sit back and let someone else look after you.
Making a good impression with clean, cared-for and polished nails is important whether you're at a social occasion or at work. No one likes to see ragged nails or chipped polish, things that regular visits to nail bars near you will keep at bay. Nails also make an important fashion statement, nail colours go through trends and your nearest nail salon will know exactly how to recreate the latest looks in clean and hygienic surroundings.
Basic treatments finished with trendy colours should last a couple of weeks. The treatment starts with a soak in warm water to soften cuticles before your nails are cleaned and filed to the shape and length you want. A deeply moisturising massage follows before colour is applied. A base coat prepares your nails and then main and top coats are added. Once your nails are dry, your hands are ready to face the world!
If you want something a little glossier that lasts longer then a using a gel or shellac polish is perfect. There's a wide selection of beautiful colours and different finishes available making them the ideal choice for a big occasion such as your wedding. The gel is applied like an ordinary polish but between each coat, your nails go under a UV light which ""cures"" it. After three coats your low-maintenance nail manicure is ready.
A French manicure is classic, cool and cultured. Perfect if your hands are always on show but bright colours aren't suitable for your workplace. Your nails are polished with neutral or pale pink colours while white is applied to carefully shaped tips. American manicured nails feature more sedate shades and rounded nail tips.
Nail extensions are perfect if your nails need an instant revamp or you want some extra length without waiting for them to grow. A lightweight plastic plate is bonded to your nail and finished with an acrylic or gel colour that is ""cured"" for extra strength and shine. And, if you have a creative streak or really want your nails to stand out then opting for some nail art is the way to go. Pictures, patterns and jewels can all be added to manicures at nail bars near you.
If we've tempted you with these pampering treatments then give your mood a lift and show off your hands by checking out manicure prices at your nearest nail salon.