Why Men Should Get Manicures and Pedicures

The days of pedicures and manicures being only for women are long gone! Goodbye to gender stereotypes, and hello to self-care for everyone. At the heart, manicures and pedicures are a great option for men to increase their skincare regime and reduce overall stress levels. (We do want to note that while this post covers why men should get manicures and pedicures, these tips apply to all people regardless of their gender expression). In a 2010 American Psychological Association survey, men said they struggled more than women when it came to maintaining the kinds of healthy habits that can help keep stress at bay. They also cited a lack of sleep and lack of healthy eating as contributing factors to their stress levels. Three reasons why men should get manicures and pedicures While we need to normalize self-care for all human beings, today we’ll tackle one activity that tends to relieve stress levels and cover why men should get manicures and pedicures. Reason #1: Hand and Feet Health From calluses to ingrown toenails to bunions, …

What You Need to Know About Acrylic Nails

An acrylic manicure is a great option for someone who’s looking to add length and strength to their nails. Acrylic nails are incredibly popular and versatile, allowing you to create dramatic nail shapes and statements! There are so many different styles (almond, squoval, coffin, stiletto – to name a few) and they are a great way to let your inner personality shine. What is an Acrylic Manicure? An acrylic manicure is a style of manicure where a false top is glued on top of your natural nail. This top is then shaped and colored to look like an extension of your natural nail. This style of manicure helps to elongate your nails and conceal or fix imperfections such as a broken nail. Acrylic nails require regular fills as your natural nails grow, and should not be removed without professional help.  If you’re interested in the look, but not sure if you want to fully invest, purchase some stick-on nails and test drive the overall look and feel!  How Much Do Acrylic Nails Cost? The cost …

What is a Spa Manicure? Your Complete Spa Manicure Guide

It’s time to relax and unwind with a spa manicure. Spa manicures are often confused with regular manicures, but in reality they are very different experiences. When debating which one is right for you, you need to consider your budget, the goal of the appointment and what type of experience you enjoy! We’ll dive into all of these options within this article. What is a Spa Manicure? The number one focus of a basic manicure is your nails. A spa manicure is typically a longer service focused on stress relief and relaxation. Most spa manicures begin by cleansing your hands utilizing pleasant smelling soaps or scrubs. There is typically a massage portion before your technician transitions to shaping, painting and filing your nails. A spa manicure typically lasts longer than a regular manicure, and more emphasis is placed on the overall experience, rather than hand maintenance. The base service typically doesn’t include acrylic, dip or shellac nails, so if that’s what you’re looking for make sure you talk to your technician ahead of time! You …