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Salon nails: time spent or free time?

Salon nails: time spent or time-free?

There are several different types of manicure techniques, each with its own duration.

The actual duration of a manicure treatment can vary depending on the skill and experience of the technician (let’s call it architect when we speak about more advanced techniques). As well the duration is influenced by the specific techniques and products used. There is no guarantee that a nail service will take the same time in 2 different appointments. Remember: there are no 2 nail sets the same, even though they may look pretty alike.

But first, let’s see: what are the advantages of wearing nail enhancements?

Nail enhancements can provide several advantages, including:

  1. Durability: Nail enhancements are generally more durable than natural nails and can withstand everyday wear and tear. This is particularly beneficial for people who use their hands a lot, such as those who work in jobs that require manual labor.

  2. Versatility: Nail enhancements can be shaped and styled in a variety of ways, allowing people to choose a look that suits their personal style. They can also be customized with different colors, patterns, and designs.

  3. Length: Nail enhancements can be used to add length to natural nails, which can be particularly beneficial for people who struggle to grow their natural nails or have brittle nails that are prone to breaking.

  4. Protection: Nail enhancements can help protect natural nails from damage, as they act as a barrier against environmental factors such as water and chemicals.

  5. Confidence boost: Many people feel more confident with well-manicured nails, and nail enhancements can help achieve this look. This can be particularly beneficial for people who struggle with nail-biting or who have self-esteem issues related to the appearance of their hands.

It is important to note, however, that nail enhancements also have some potential drawbacks, such as the risk of damage to natural nails when the technique or products are not correctly used and the possibility of infection if proper hygiene practices are not followed. It is important to consult with a qualified nail technician and follow their advice on proper maintenance and care of nail enhancements.

What to choose: do-it-yourself nails or a professional nail technician?

Salon nails can provide several advantages, including:

  1. High-quality products: Professional manicures typically use high-quality products and tools that are not available for home use. These products and tools can help to achieve a more polished and long-lasting result.

  2. Customized treatment: A professional nail technician can assess the condition of your nails and recommend a customized treatment plan that addresses your individual needs. This can include treatments for nail strengthening, cuticle care, and hydration.

  3. Expert application: Professional nail technicians are trained and skilled in the application of nail polish, gel, and acrylics, ensuring a smooth and even finish. They can also provide a wider range of nail art designs and techniques.

  4. Hygiene: Salons follow strict hygiene standards to ensure that all tools and equipment are properly sanitized between clients. This helps to minimize the risk of infection and ensures that you receive a safe and clean service.

  5. Relaxation: Visiting a salon for a professional manicure can be a relaxing and pampering experience, allowing you to unwind and take a break from your busy schedule.

It is important to note, however, that regular salon visits come at an extra cost. In addition, some people may prefer to do their own nails at home for convenience or personal preference. But there are high risks when it comes to any DIY nail enhancement, other than simple classical nail polish. But about this, in another post.

In conclusion, choosing for a professional nail treatment may cost more than DIY nails, it may take a few hours every few weeks, but it will allow you the free time in between appointments of not having to take much extra care. Of course, beside using daily cuticle oil.

So a treatment at the salon gives you that monthly “me time” to disconnect from daily rush and feel empowered once you get out the door. It is about the cost for a bit of extra happiness. Because we all know, we all love a compliment now and then and beautiful salon nails catch always the attention.

Choosing the person you will trust with your nails, but most importantly with your "me time" should be done based first on quality, but of course, also on the vibe you get. Because, remember, you'll see that person every few weeks ! ;)

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