Manicure & Pedicure

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Shellac

Shellac is hard wearing but not indestructible, so we recommend that you protect your nails whilst doing tough jobs like household cleaning, gardening, hobbies and using harsh chemicals by wearing gloves and remember not to use your hands as tools.

If you are on holiday, bear in mind that sun tan oils and insect repellents contain solvent oils which will cause major damage to the Shellac colour coat. Some colours can fade if they are in chlorinated water followed by exposure to excessive sun. Dry your nails after swimming and before sunbathing to minimize any colour fading.

Please use Solar Oil at least twice a day (available to purchase from Ora Beauty). Using Solar Oil regularly will substantially prolong the life of your Shellac manicure or pedicure and keep your natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible.

If there is a chip or any lifting, DON’T pick at the nail, call Ora Beauty so that we can assess the nail and decide what needs to be done. Repairs may be chargeable. Book in for a fortnightly for removal and re-application or conditioning/rejuvenating treatment.

Shellac FAQ’s

What is CND Shellac?

CND Shellac power polish is a breakthrough, patent pending technology that combines the ease of polish with the performance of gels. No other products in the market can stand up to the claims – 14+ day wear, mirror shine, zero dry time and no nail damage.

Is the CND Formulae “3 free”?

Yes, CND Shellac does not include Formaldehyde, Tolune or DBP (Didutyl Phthalate).

Is there any odour to CND Shellac?

A slight odour may be noticeable but not as strong as nail varnish. After curing in the lamp, residual odour does not remain.

Does CND Shellac damage nails?

Nail damage can be avoided by following proper CND Shellac removal process of utilising remover wraps.

Will CND Shellac last longer than 14 days?

Yes, you will notice a “line of demarcation” as your natural nail grows away from the cuticle. We recommend adhering to a 14 day re-application appointment, as the adhesion will increase if worn past this point, making the removal process a little more lengthy.

How long does application and removal take?

45 mins for application and 15 minutes for removal. Add 15 minutes for premier collection Shellac.

Can I use soaps or other personal grooming products without affecting the wearability of CND Shellac?

Yes. CND Shellac was developed and tested to withstand the rigours of daily wear.

Are there any negative side effects of the frequency of removal with CND Shellac?

No, not as long as the system is being used correctly, some people may experience drying, so we highly recommend using Solar Oil daily to keep nails conditioned.

How can I guarantee I receive the real CND Shellac service?

When you have a revolutionary product like Shellac, there are sure to be “me too” products that claim to be the same and salons that are claiming to provide “Shellac” services, but are really using a lower quality gel product. It’s important for you, the consumer, to know how you can spot a fake and why it’s important to demand the real “CND Shellac”.
vinylux nails

Vinylux

VINYLUX™ is a breakthrough polish system that endures a week of fashion perfection without a base coat! Exposure to natural light secures the patent-pending technology, creating an enduring, long-lasting polish. While ordinary polishes become brittle and deteriorate over time, VINYLUX dries naturally to a flawless finish and strengthens its resistance to chips over time.

A full range of runway inspired shades to accessorise every outfit and enhance any mood, including CND Shellac matched shades for touch-ups and toes. Change it when you want to, not because you have to.

Vinylux lasts around a week and can be removed easily with nail varnish remover. Care should be given when using hands and gloves should be worn to protect the nails.

minx nails

Minx

Minx nails are becoming the latest must have fashion accessory that has taken the United States by storm and is now available in the UK.

Celebrities such as Christina Aguillara, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Lily Allen, Mariah Carey and Beyonce are all impressed by the bold and magnificent effects which are available.

Minx is definitely (although not exclusively) for those who love to stand out from the crowd. Nonetheless, numerous designs are also available which are a little more subtle, without being any less impressive.

There are hundreds of designs from which to choose, so clearly, something for everyone.

The treatment consists of the application of a solid film which is heat-activated and is affixed to the nail professionally. The heat gives Minx the conformability to fit over the compound curve of a nail, and seals the film onto the bed. Removal is simple too, although we recommend professional removal so as to minimise the risk of nail damage

Minx nails are most suitable on toes and should last around 4 – 6 weeks.

manicure

Manicures

Ora Beauty uses products from the CND Almond Spa range. These products harness the healing properties of sweet almond oil, used in rejuvenating & conditioning nail treatments to soothe and moisturise the hands and nails. Almond milk bath, a deeply nourishing warm oil soak transforms into a luxurious milky bath, great for hands, nails and cuticles. Almond moisture scrub polishes away imperfections, finely milled mineral salts, refined sugar cane and jojoba soft beads gently slough skin, revealing bright, soft, happy hands. An illuminating Almond mask is then applied to refine skin further and deeply moisturise; this shimmering manicure product uses a blend of sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E to deeply hydrate and condition. Hot mitts can be added to intensify this wonderfully relaxing treatment. All our hand treatments are completed with an application of Almond hydrating lotion; a whipped blend of jojoba oil and vitamin E, with a light almond fragrance.

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Pedicures

Ora Beauty uses the CND Marine Spa pedicure range. Marine mineral foot scrub stimulates, cleanses, softens, soothes, reduces inflammation and conditions skin. CND’s Marine salt scrub uses sea salt as a natural exfoliant, lock in results with marine cooling mask, using sea extracts, mineral clay and soothing botanicals to invigorate tired soles and toes. Cool, hydrate and refine with this innovative and unique spa product. Hot boots can be added to intensify this wonderfully relaxing treatment. Seal in the moisture and make this moment even more enchanting with marine hydrating oil. This lotion alternative has a naturally light texture and fragrance that was made with massages in mind, feet have never been treated so well!

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