O.P.I Rejuvinating Manicures
The English word “manicure” is derived from the French usage, meaning “care of the hands”, and here at Tipz n Toez that’s exactly what we will do for you and your hands.
We use the award winning O P I products for all our Manicures and Pedicures, and our range of treatments start from just the Basic O.P.I Manicure to the Deluxe O.P.I manicure, plus we will tailor our treatments to each individual client requirement.
O.P.I Manicures are the natural alternative to Nail Enhancements, where the hands are pampered and the natural nails are left looking neat and refreshed with a coat of varnish from our range of O.P.I polishes or our O.P.I Gel Colour polish with over 250 colours to choose from, alternatively you could opt for the french polish in either normal varnish or Gel polish.
There are several nail shapes that the natural nail can be filed into providing there is enough free edge – the basic shapes are oval, square oval (squoval), pointed, almond, round, square, square with rounded corners.
If you feel that your nails are currently not long or strong enough why not try our Natural Nail Wraps, this is a coating of acrylic over your natural nails that make them stronger and enables them to grow without breaking, for more information look for natural nail wraps in our Nail Enhancement page, this is also an option for the odd nail break as we can build it up to the same length as your other nails without making it look any different to the rest.
O.P.I Basic Manicure
For the basic manicure we start by filing the natural nails into the desired shape and length, once this has been completed on both hands we push back and remove any excess cuticle, then the natural nail gets buffed over to remove any build up of oil that may affect the varnish, then you choose from our range of O P I polishes (testers painted on palettes for your convenience) or you could upgrade to choose from over 250 colours in our O.P.I Gel Colour range (testers painted on palettes for your convenience) and 2 coats of the chosen polish plus a topcoat is applied. If you choose normal polish drying time is required for up to 20 Min’s to be safe from smudging, where as Gel polish will be dry instantly as it is cured with LED light boxes.
Treatment time: 30 – 40 Min’s
Basic O.P.I manicure – £22.50
With O.P.I Gel Colour – £25.00
O.P.I Luxury Manicure
Firstly cuticle oil is applied to the cuticle area and hands are submerged into warm water that is filled with the O.P.I citrus Effervescent Soak to allow the cuticles to soften up, then one hand at a time the cuticles are pushed back and excess is removed if needed. The natural nail are then filed into shape, then each hand in turn is exfoliated with our O.P.I Citrus Sugar Scrub to remove any dead skin before a deep massage using O.P.I Citrus Finishing Butter is performed with no less than 3 massage techniques. To finish off an O.P.I Rejuvinating Oil is applyed all over the hands. Once this has been completed on both hands the natural nail gets buffed over to remove any build up of oil that may affect the varnish, then you choose from our range of O.P.I polishes (testers painted on palettes for your convenience) or you could upgrade to choose from over 250 colours in our O.P.I Gel Colour range (testers painted on palettes for your convenience) and 2 coats of the chosen polish plus a topcoat is applied. If you choose normal polish drying time is required for up to 20 Min’s to be safe from smudging, where as Gel polish will be dry instantly as it is cured with LED light boxes.
If you find that your hands are really dry or sore why not upgrade to the O.P.I Deluxe manicure that incorporates the paraffin wax. (see below)
Treatment time: 40 – 45 Min’s
O.P.I luxury manicure normal O.P.I polish – £27.50
With O.P.I Gel Colour – £30.00
O.P.I Deluxe Manicure with Paraffin Wax
The O.P.I Deluxe Manicure consists of everything above in the O.P.I Luxury Manicure section with the added treatment of Paraffin Wax. If you have chosen ordinary O.P.I polish the paraffin treatment will be performed after the exfoliation in the O.P.I Luxury Manicure routine so that this will not effect the drying varnish along with any excess moisturiser left over being used for the massage, however if you have chosen O.P.I Gel Colour polish the paraffin treatment is performed after the natural nails have been painted and the massage is moved to after the paraffin treatment as this process will not damage the polish because it is thoroughly dry. Aftercare sheets are supplied after the paraffin wax as a guide to prolong the benefits from this treatment as long as possible.
Treatment time: 50 – 60 Min’s
O.P.I Deluxe Manicure with normal O.P.I polish – £32.50
With O.P.I Gel Colour – £35.00
Paraffin Wax on Hands
Paraffin wax can be performed as a stand alone treatment or an add on to many treatments, it consists of applying moisturiser all over each hand then dipping the whole of each hand three times into the wax consecutively. The warm wax opens the pores and pushes the moisturiser deep into the skins layers which takes 10-15 Min’s. Once this process is complete the paraffin mask is removed and any excess moisturiser is massaged into the hands using a minimum of 3 massage techniques.
this treatment is ideal in the winter months due to skin drying out and becoming chapped etc..It is recommended to have a paraffin wax treatment every 4-6 weeks to keep hands hydrated and soft.Aftercare sheets are supplied after the paraffin wax as a guide to prolong the benefits from this treatment as long as possible.
Treatment time: 15 – 20 Min’s
Paraffin Wax on Hands – £12.50
Paraffin Wax Explained
Paraffin wax has superb softening properties leaving the skin exquisitely soft. It has a diuretic effect therefore helping to eliminate waste products from the skin. Excellent for clients with arthritic problems, as it helps to ease joint stiffness and pain, whilst increasing circulation. Paraffin wax also relaxes aching muscles and is ideal for dry skin conditions, as it allows the moisturisers to nourish deeper into the skins layers with the aid of heat instead of sitting on the surface like most hand creams do when applied.
Under 16’s NORMAL O.P.I polish – file and paint – £12.50
Natural nail repair – £5.00