Manicures have been enjoyed by many people for 5000 years. We at Lux Spa are here to show you how relaxing and enjoyable a manicure can be if done properly.
What Is A Manicure?
A manicure is a cosmetic treatment that we offer strictly for the hands and nails. For a perfect manicure we usually begin by filling the nails and then and shaping them. Then a massage. And finally a fresh coat of nail polish will be applied. Sometimes we will even take the extra length to add jewels onto the nails or even draw pictures on the nails.
Paraffin Wax Treatment
We have found that at Lux Spa, a paraffin wax treatment is enjoyed by many. It makes your hands soft and moisturized, leaving you happy and ready for anything. To do a paraffin wax treatment we will dip your hands in hot water.
Don’t worry it’s not hot enough to burn you it’s actually a very comfortable heat. The heat allows better absorption of the essential oils. We offer many types of scent infused oils that you can pick from such as peach, apple, and strawberry.
We also have aloe Vera and tea tree oils. To begin we apply a hand lotion and then submerge your hand in the warm wax bath. Usually there will be more than 1 layer that will be applied. After the application of the wax is finished, your hand will be wrapped in aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Then it’s time to visit one of our personal saunas while you wait. Once the wax has finished cooling and is dry, the wax is removed.
Types Of Manicures
French manicure: French manicures were created in 1976. To begin, the base of the nail is painted pink and the tip is painted white. Finally to complete your French manicure we will apply a sheer coat of polish and a wonderful massage.
Hot oil manicure: To begin you can choose an essential oil mixed with usually castor oil. The oils are then heated up. You then dip your hands in the warm oil. You now must wait until the oil is cooled and soaked into your skin. Then to finish we will gently massage your hands and cuticles to rub in the oil leaving your hand fresh and soft and ready to go.
Tools and Supplies
There are many important tools used for a perfect manicure
- A bowl of warm water or finger bath to relax your hands in
- Cuticle knife and clippers
- Cuticle pusher
- Nail art brushes for decorating the nails
- Nail polish for a pop of color
- Cotton balls to clean off any dirt using nail polish remover.
- Hand towels
- Nail polish remover to remove any dirt left on the nail
- Nail jewels for nail art
- Cuticle remover
- Emery board to file the nails
- Nail buffer to smooth out the nails
As you can see manicures can be quite relaxing and enjoyed by anyone big or small. So go try a manicure and see for yourself how lovely they can be.