Recently a call came in to the salon asking for a Brazilian Manicure. We were intrigued. The first thing that came to mind was ‘so you want to remove the hair on your fingers?’ This was not the case.
In the beauty world, there are always new trends popping up and many, for the most part, are fun and safe. This service breaks every rule in the manicure book. Brazilian manicures require the trimming of the eponychium. This is the thicker layer of skin that is creates a barrier between your nail and the epidermis keeping away bacteria. After all of the eponychium is trimmed away a very generous amount of polish is applied not just to your nail but all of the freshly trimmed skin. It looks like you allowed your 4 year old child to play manicurist. Next is the meticulous cleanup work. All of the polish on the skin is cleaned off using acetone, cotton and an orangewood stick. The color is essentially slapped on just to clean it all off again. The theory behind this is to make your nail bed look a little longer and the polish grow out is less noticeable for a few days longer.
Now here is why we will probably never offer this at Clean Slate. First, this manicure/technique is not worth the risk of infection and not to mention all of the hang nails that will inevitably happen. Second, we strongly believe as beauty professional we should do no harm. The eponychium is there for a reason.
So what do you do instead if you want a long lasting manicure or pedicure? TADA! Enter Dazzle Dry- a 6 free, vegan, non-yellowing, hypoallergenic nail lacquer system that is dry in 5 min without the use of UV lights. It also wears like gel. The Daz, as we lovingly refer to it, protects the health of your nails and allows one to enjoy a long lasting manicure or pedicure. Our nail techs lovingly treat the cuticle and nail with care and carefully polish the nails to ensure the ends are capped. This allows the Daz to wear from anywhere from seven to 21 days! Yes, we have had clients get three weeks out of their manicures. Treat your body right, you only have one.
Come and experience the Daz for yourself. Give us a call at 619.280.9299. We’d love to get you in to see your AWESOME face!