Soften, smooth and soothe hands by indulging in luxurious spa manicure.
“A spa manicure is a treatment beyond a regular manicure,” explains Jan Arnold, president of Creative Nail Design. “The service offers deep exfoliation and a facial-quality moisturizing of the hands.”
Arnold says during a traditional service, the focus is on cleaning the nails-tidying the cuticles, then filing and polishing the nails. With a spa manicure, nails are filed, buffed, then soaked in an aromatic cleansing solution. Next, hands are thoroughly exfoliated from the wrist down, followed by a gentle massage up to the elbows. The cuticles are tidied, then your nails are ready for polishing.
“It is a service that basically sells itself,” explains Trina Cellupica, a nail technician at Toronto’s Franco Salon & Spa, and the 1999 Canadian Nail Enhancement Technician of the Year. “Once you have experienced it, you won’t want to go back to a basic manicure.”
The one-hour service can be incorporated into both natural nail and enhancement services. Cellupica advises booking off two hours if you have enhancements, to ensure your technician has enough time to service your nails and properly you.
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