I'm happy to announce that I have been certified in manicures and I have added this to my list of services with some pretty amazing products!
First, we have selected a brand of polish, Madam Glam, that is made without nine of the sketchiest ingredients linked to toxicity. So safer for your nails...and for YOU!
That means they're free of Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, and acetone too.
Along with being 9-free, it is also vegan, cruelty free and gluten free!
Second, a product that will be standard with all of my nail services – IBX Strengthen!
IBX Strengthen is a penetrating toughening agent that fuses together the nail’s top layers to improve nail plate integrity under any Gel Polish Coating. Also used to keep your natural nails strong so that they grow long!
Salon’s will typically offer this as an addon service however I know that my own nails have taken a beating with gel (Shellac) polishes and I wanted to offer a solution to help keep nails healthy and strong!
Next, a product for the serial pickers!! YEP … I said it!! Honestly, I am the WORST offender of this – you go and get your nails beautifully done because you are going away or have a special event BUT then you don’t go back to have the polish removed … What to do?? What to do?? … I know! We pick it off – and with it usually a couple of layers of our nails and potentially permanent damage! ☹
Solution – gel polish (KoKo & Claire) that you can soak off with water!! HUH? Won’t the polish come off when I do the dishes or take a long bath? I am happy to go along with that if that gets you out of doing the dishes 😉 … shhhh!!! But no, it has to be an intentional soak and if you decide to go this route, I will fill you on the removal details at your appointment!
Finally, do you LOVE longer nails? Do you get extensions and fills? I have found a healthier option to acrylic/gel sculpted nails where the actual extensions are made of soak-off gel! Apres Gel-X extensions come in 3 different lengths and multiple shapes with something for everyone. They can be filed and custom fit and the extensions are soaked off and then reapplied, giving us the opportunity to add IBX with every service to help keep the integrity of the nail! Trust me when I say that these nails are STUNNING!