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nail servicesIt’s good to treat yourself and what better way to do so than to have your nails done? It’s important to maintain your nails, but it can be difficult when you have a busy schedule. 

Why You Should Get Your Nails Professionally Done

If you believe that cutting or painting your nails is a simple task that you can do at home, you are correct. However, there are numerous advantages to having your nails done at a salon that you may not be aware of. 

You can relieve stress by relaxing in a comfortable spa chair, watching TV, and conversing with others while having your nails done. Not only will you notice a difference in your hands, but also in your mood. 

Because your nails and hands are a part of your body, they must be cared for as well! Keeping your nails healthy by visiting a nail salon regularly can help you look and feel great.

A great nail salon always keeps the most recent nail salon designs and colors in stock. Getting a trendy manicure will make you feel great and trendy, just like a celebrity. 

Many of us can apply a coat or two of polish, but few of us can make it look great. As a result, having a reliable and talented nail salon that can assist you with a trendy nail design will ensure that you have nails to show off to all of your friends and family!

When You Can't Make it to the Salon

Though heading to the salon is the ideal choice for a beautiful, long-lasting manicure, it isn't the only option. Here are a few tips for the best DIY manicure! 

  1. Clean your nails with nail polish remover. Even if you don't have polish on your nails, swipe a cotton ball of remover across each nail to remove any dirt or oils, since these can disturb a smooth finish.
  2. Clip your nails to the desired length, then file gently. Be sure to file in one direction only when creating the shape of your tips. 
  3. Buff the tops and sides of your nail with a nail buffer (not your nail file!). Buffing creates a smooth surface for polish. 
  4. Attend to your cuticles. You can use a cuticle remover (an exfoliator) or cuticle oil (a moisturizer), along with an orange stick or cuticle stick to gently push them back. 
  5. Exfoliate your skin, then moisturize! 
  6. Apply a base coat before adding color. This will protect your nails, hydrate them and lessen the chance of chipping. Don't forget to let your base coat to dry! 
  7. Paint your nails with your favorite color - twice. Just like with your basecoat, be sure to let the first application of color dry before applying the second. A general rule is to wait at least two full minutes between coats. 
  8. Don't forget your top coat! There are a variety of types you can use including shiny, matte, quick dry and more. Whatever you choose, a top coat is crucial to the longevity of your beautiful DIY manicure. 

A quick note about polish application technique: less is more. Don't overload your brush with polish or do too many strokes. Start by making one stripe down the middle of your nail, then once again on either side. If you take this three-stripe approach, you should be able to easily achieve maximum coverage, from cuticle to corners. 

Beauty Supplies at Klassi-La'Chiq

Klassi-La'Chiq Beauty Essentials is a beauty supply retail store and fashion boutique in Asheville, NC. Our nail polishes, removers, and creams will keep your nails looking and feeling great, wether your manicure and pedicure are salon applied or DIY. For more information about our nail supplies and other beauty products, contact us.