Manicures in Calgary
Who doesn’t love a good manicure? When carried out by the pros, this popular cosmetic treatment will leave your nails looking amazing, along with provided an added health benefit.
There are many different types of manicures, making it difficult for most individuals to choose the best one. Before running a search for “Nail salon near me,” it is a good idea to explore the many different manicure types available at our Nail Salon in Calgary. In this guide, we have provided expert insights into the most popular types of manicures, so you can easily pick the most suitable for you.
Also known as basic manicure, many women see the classic or basic type as their go-to mani style. Its primary focus is on cleaning up the hands and adding a beautiful, solid nail polish.
Your nail tech will begin with soaking off any old polish that you might already have on your nails. Second, your entire hands will get a nice, warm soak to soften everything up and make the process gentle. Next, your cuticles will be pushed back and even trimmed if necessary.
After a nice, even base to work with is ready, that’s when we get on to the fun stuff. You choose your preferred nail color. The nail tech will then prime your nails with a protective base coat, followed by the color you selected and finishing it off with a beautiful topcoat to protect the manicure.
You can get this manicure in Calgary for $30 to $40.
Ever since the late 1970s, this style of doing nails has remained a trend. Even when it’s not the most popular one, it’s a staple for many women. The focus of this manicure type is to make your hands look natural yet glam.
A french manicure can be done in 3 main shapes: round, oval, and square. Each gives off a completely different look. Depending on your preference and the shape of your natural nail, you and your nail tech can figure out what shape would be the best for you.
Once your nails have been shaped, it’s time to move on to the “French” part of the manicure. Your nail tech will begin by laying down a base coat to protect your natural nail. Then comes in the “nudey pink” color that mimics the natural pink in our nails. Next, they’ll paint on the white tips and finish off with a glossy topcoat.
At our Nail Salon in Calgary, this beauty treatment costs somewhere from $35 to $65, depending on the type of French manicure you choose.
If you love to experiment with your nails and sway between a solid or a design featuring manicure, the Shellac manicure has got you covered. This treatment involves the use of Shellac Polish – a hybrid between your classic nail polish and gel polish. Shellac polish is relatively easy to remove. Using simple acetone, you can eliminate it in 5 to 10 minutes.
The steps of Shellac mani are almost the same as a classic manicure. You choose the Shellac polish, and it’s applied and then treated under a UV light. Usually, this is done for 2-3 layers to achieve the best opacity or accomplish a nail art design. Finally, a top coat is applied and cured under a UV light to lock everything in place.
At Phamtastic Nails & Spa, we generally our Shellac manicure starts at $40.
Ultimate Manicure (With Hot Paraffin Wax)
If you’ve dehydrated hands and it is getting uncomfortable, a regular manicure might not cut through the problem. This takes us to the Ultimate Manicure, which is all about going in-depth on the hand care part of the treatment.
The nail tech will do the basic manicure prep and then take it a step further by adding a hot paraffin wax dip. You’ll dip your hands halfway up the arms in the paraffin wax. This is supposed to lock in the moisture in an instant, and the temperature of the wax is perfectly hot enough to soothe any moderate joint pain you might have in your hands/wrists. After removing the paraffin wax, the nail tech will finish the process with your polish choice, and you’re good to go!
The Ultimate Manicure with hot paraffin wax costs around $60 at Phamtastic Nail Salon in Calgary.
Phamtastic Nails & Spa has been serving Calgary for over 20 years. Phamtastic Nails & Spa is conveniently near you with locations at Westbrook mall in SW Calgary and Varsity in NW Calgary. We are your one stop shop for nails, manicures, pedicures, facial treatments, massages, laser hair removal, and more. Don’t cheat yourself, visit us for the treatment and relaxation you deserve!