A Creative Touch
Located across the street from Bank of America, they offer nail services, hair services, tanning, ear piercing and permanent make-up. They are open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and have extended hours for tanning. Flex cards are accepted. Manicures are $20 and pedicures are $30. 235-6696.
Heidi’s Venetian Day Spa
Heidi’s is near Domino’s Pizza and offers nail services, waxing and hair services. They are open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Manicures are $25 and pedicures are $30. 559-5015.
Adjacent to Safeway, they are exclusively a nail salon. They are open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Manicures are $12 and pedicures are $22. 235-8478
If you cannot afford a salon manicure, you can give yourself one at home. The products listed are all by OPI and can all found at Ed Wyse Beauty Supply or other places that sell beauty supplies. When a second item is listed, it is a cheaper version that you can already find in your home.
1. Wash hands.
2. Remove nail polish. (Polish remover $4.50)
3. File. Always file in the same direction across your nails. Use the coarsest side of your file first, and then work your way up to the finest side. (4-Way File 80 cents)
4. Massage hands with scrub. (Skin renewal scrub $25; or a mixture of sugar and orange juice)
5. Soak nails in warm water for five minutes. (Effervescent Soak $20; or moisturizing body wash)
6. Scrub around nails with a nailbrush. (70 cents)
7. Drop cuticle remover onto nails. (Cuticle remover $4; or lotion)
8. Push back cuticles that have grown onto your nails with a cuticle pusher or the back of a spoon. (Cuticle pusher $12; or Orangewood stick 12 cents; or the back of a spoon)
9. Clip away the top of your cuticles until they are barely visible. (Cuticle nipper $15; or Nail clipper, 6)
10. Buff nails by gently moving the buffer horizontally across your nail. Always buff in the same direction. Use the coarsest side of your buffer first and work your way up to the finest side (Buffer $3)
11. Drop one drop of cuticle oil on each nail and massage it in. (Avoplex Cuticle Oil $7.49; or Baby oil)
12. Massage hands with lotion. (Protective finishing butter $26; or plain lotion)
13. Paint one coat of a base coat onto each nail. The type of base coat you choose is based upon your nail needs. (Natural Nail Base Coat $7.50; Natural Nail Strengthener,$7.50; Ridge Filler $7.50; Nail Envy for nails in crisis $7.95; Start-To-Finish base coat and top coat in one $9.95)
14. Paint two coats of polish. Let each coat dry before beginning the next one. (OPI lacquer $7.50)
15. Paint one coat of top coat onto each nail. This is also chosen based upon your nail needs. Nail Envy and Start-To-Finish can be used as top coats as well as base coats. One option is a quick dry polish that doubles as a top coat (Rapiddry top coat $10). Another is a regular top coat (Top Coat $7.50). If you tan then a top coat with UV protection can prevent yellowing (UV Cure $19.90).
16. Quick dry products can prevent smudges and dry nails faster. They come in sprays (Rapid Dry spray $8.50) or drops (Drip Dry $9.95).