When you are looking for a good nail salon in your area you need to consider what nail salon services you’ll be using. Let’s say today you want a manicure because you are going out with friends and what to look that little extra special. If the salon you use specializes in manicures and offers no other services then that might be okay for you. But what if you will be wearing open toed shoes and need a pedicure too! Then you’ll have to find a nail salon that does both pedicures and manicures.
Fortunately most salons offer a variety of nail salon services so you should never run into this situation. A traditional salon should offer a variety of manicure packages ranging from a simple manicure to hand soaking and complex nail art along with the corresponding pedicure packages. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that these services can be customized to fit your particular needs and you don’t just have to order from the menu. If you ask for something special you should be accommodated and usually at a very small additional cost if any. Good salons want to keep you coming back so most try and be as accommodating as possible.
Services should include as a minimum a traditional manicure. A traditional manicure consists of a hand massage with a lotion or cream selected by the manicurist. At higher end spas a much higher quality lotion or cream is used and is usually reflected in the price of the manicure. The more exclusive the nail salon tends to be the higher the quality of product used. If someone is willing to pay a higher price for a manicure it better sure be worth the additional cost. The client wants to feel like they are getting something that the average person is not. It is the manicurist’s job to make them feel like they are. Along with a hand massage a traditional manicure should include removing of old nail polish, cuticle trimming, the application of cuticle oil, and a top coat of nail polish. In today’s nail salon services, nail art is a popular offering. Some people like to wear nail art year round while others prefer to « splurge » for the holidays, sporting events, or other special occasions. What ever your preference, a good nail salon should be able to accommodate you.
A traditional pedicure is also another service that your typical nail salon should be able to offer you. A traditional pedicure should first offer a foot cleanse and soak in a sanitized bowl or sink. Once the foot soak is complete any existing polish should be removed followed by cuticle trimming and the application of cuticle oil. Excess skin from the bottom of the feet and toes is then removed using a rasp, file or an abrasive solution. Depending on how much skin needs to be removed will dictate the method most pedicurists will use. For those who get a regular pedicure the abrasive lotion or cream with be most effective. If you go once a year, then you may be exposed to the rasp or file. Most pedicurists will go a step further and massage the ankles and calf area as added bonus to make you feel like you’ve had that spa experience. The finish once again includes a nail polish and nail art if you so choose.