Healthy nails for a beautifully neat look
Our therapists share their top tips:
Applying a good hand and nail cream before bed is the simplest way to keep nails healthy and prevent breaks.
Oil your cuticles
Your cuticles protect the area at the base of your nails; gently push back your cuticles once a week and then massage them with oil to keep them healthy.
Focus on strong, healthy nails and protect against damage by keeping tidy. Clip your nails and file in one direction for a smooth finish.
Remove all paint
Use an acetone free remover to remove all traces of paint before you start your manicure, never be tempted to paint over!
Protect with a base coat
A base coat acts as a barrier to protect the nail from nail polish whilst also providing nourishing vitamins to strengthen and protect your nails.
Use a quality polish
Check labels and avoid the following harsh, drying chemicals: dibutyk phthalate, fomaldehyde and toluene.
Prepare your polish
Hold your polish upright and rub the polish between your palms – avoid shaking the bottle as this introduces air bubbles.
Three thin coats
This is all you need for the perfect manicure, avoid thick coats which take too long to dry.
Cap the tips
Run your brush across the top edge of your nail but only on the first coat.
Clean up the edges
We recommend using an old lip brush dipped in nail polish remover to tidy up the edges of your polish
Don’t forget to top coat
Paint a thin layer of top coat to lock in your polish and prevent chips.
Protect against weak nails when cleaning, washing up or gardening and in cold weather.