Category Archives: Nail Salon

Make Your Nails Longer and Stronger

Whether your nail care is a form of self-care, an indulgence, or just routine maintenance, keeping your nails in tip-top shape is a worthwhile investment. Here are some tips to keeping your nails longer and stronger.

Moisturize Your Nails

Moisturizing is a well-known secret to healthy skin, but it’s often overlooked in nail care. While dry, brittle nails can be the result of many factors, they’re ultimately a cry for moisture, so consider proper moisture: the foundation of every nail care routine. When applying hand lotion, give your nails a little extra attention.

Avoid Contact with Water

You know how soft and bendy nails get after a long bath? The nail is like a sponge. It is 1,000 times more absorptive of water than the skin. Excessive water exposure can put significant strain on delicate nail cells, which can lead to brittleness, peeling, and breakage. Don’t avoid washing your hands, but do pay attention to your nail exposure to water.

Be Gentle

The best nail care is gentle care. You should resist the urge to use your nails as replacement tools—no matter how convenient it may be. When indulging in an acrylic or gel manicure, proper removal is important. When you peel those nails off, you’re really peeling layers of the nail, the nail plate, and that’s going to weaken your nails. Always consult a professional on the best way to remove acrylic and gel manicures.

Treat Your Nails Like You Treat Your Hair

Hair and nails are both composed of keratin proteins, so many of the same rules for treatment apply. Both can become dehydrated and damaged from over-processing. Frequent polish removal, gels, and acrylics do to nails what dyes, chemicals, and heat application do to hair. Just as hydration can help repair hair issues such as frizz and split ends, it can help improve dry and brittle nails. Like you would condition your hair with a leave-in or rich conditioner, you should condition your cuticles as well to promote healthy, growing nails.

Watch the Weather

Winter can be a rough time for skin, hair, and nails alike. Not only can cool, dry weather cause nails to get extra brittle, but extreme swings in temperature from going outdoors to indoors can cause additional damage. The shift from a heated home or office to the chilly open air can cause nail cells to contract and expand repetitively, resulting in a weakening between the cells, leading to breakage. It’s smart to always wear gloves in the winter and frequently moisturize your skin and nails.

Rethink Your Products

Nail files: Instead of those old-as-time emery boards, opt for a glass or crystal nail file. Traditional emery boards create microscopic tears in the nail that lead to splits and peeling.

Nail polish remover: In the best-case scenario, you would avoid nail polish remover altogether, but since most of us aren’t going to entirely give up the joy of a nice manicure, it’s better to instead use non-acetone removers that contain hydrating oils and ingredients.

Nail brush: Instead of digging under your nails with a filer, use a gentle nail brush to clean out dirt. Or you can use an extra toothbrush you have lying around.

Be patient with Nail Growth

If you’re a chronic nail-biter, you know the victory of finally growing your nails out past your fingertips. Healthy habits plus patience pay off in nail care, but the primary focus should be on figuring out how to strengthen your nails, not solving the puzzle of how to grow nails fast. Stronger nails can lead to longer nails if you practice good nail care, but it all takes time. If you battle brittle nails and constant breakage, it’s smart to keep your nails clipped short until they regain strength; then they’ll have the foundation they need to grow longer.

To schedule your next manicure/pedicure appointment please call (910) 484-9922.

HAPPY FEET

Now that Summer is over, people tend to neglect their feet! Some think that just because they’re not in sandals anymore, they don’t have to have pretty painted toes! Pedicures are much more than esthetically pleasing toes! Let’s look at the top reasons pedicures are good for you… in any season!

Removes calluses on your feet
Calluses are caused by constant friction and pressure on certain areas of your feet. They can develop from continuously wearing high heels or from a pair of shoes that doesn’t fit quite right. A callus appears like a thick skin and often looks unsightly. If left untreated, some calluses may develop into an infection and cause you pain.
Getting a pedicure can help remove calluses on your feet. Before you have it treated, make sure that you do not suffer from certain medical conditions such as diabetes. A foot scrub and moisturizing lotion during your pedicure can help reduce the development of callus on your feet.

Relaxes your feet
A pedicure involves a foot and leg massage to help release tension on your muscles and joints. The massage received during a pedicure is also a great for de stressing and makes your feet feel relaxed leading to what our experts call “happy feet”. It helps with blood flow circulation and can act as a therapy to relieve us from stress and relaxation.

Detects signs of nail diseases
Changing your toenail polish regularly, could help you see if you are developing a toenail fungus. Your nails could be brittle, dull, thickened, or a dark color and you might not even notice if your polish is three months old. Getting a regular pedicure allows you to become more aware of the normal condition of your toenails helping to prevent nail disease.

Our nail technicians recommend getting a pedicure every 4-6 weeks for optimal results. Schedule an appointment today for Happy Feet at 910.484.9922!

Mani’s and Pedi’s, Oh my!

We’ve all heard how important it is to take care of oneself. That involves mind, body and soul! Exercise, eating healthy and taking time to relax are the main three that come to mind, but you don’t have to stop there. Depending on what kind of a gal you are, relaxing for you can mean meditating, doing a hobby or even a little pampering. For those of you who love the pampering option, the Renaissance European Day Spa in Fayetteville NC, can be your sanctuary.

We offer an array of services to get you feeling like your best self. Considering we use our hands and feet in everything we do, getting the occassionally or weekly manicure and/or pedicure can be a good place to begin. Aside from the pampering, there can be other benefits as well.

To start, getting your nails done can be thought of as you and relaxation time, which can improve your overall mood! Some of us that have labor intensive jobs can be putting your nails through the wringer. Getting your nails done can help keep your nails well groomed and healthy! If you work a job where looking your best is key, getting a manicure is almost a must. With so many colors and designs to choose from, looking your best is easy.

At the Renaissance European Day Spa, we offer various manicures and pedicures depending on your needs. From standard manis and pedis, to ones that include papaya and pineapple fragranced enzymes or medical grade paraffin, we have many options that you’re sure to love!

The pampering doesn’t have to end there! We also offer massages, waxing, facials and body treatments. If that’s not enough to have you convinced that Renaissance European Day Spa is the place for you, we also have a hair salon! So, if you’re in need of a haircut or a new look you can also get your hair done at REDS Hair Salon.

Make Renaissance European Day Spa the place for all your beauty and relaxation needs! Request an appointment today by calling (910) 484-9922 or visit us online to learn more about all the services we offer therenaissancedayspa.com/.