Our resident nail experts Kela, Sarah and Rachel share their answers to your nail-related questions.
Ten minutes will produce a touch-dryness necessary for driving, answering the phone, or other light activities.
How soon after can I go for a run or wash dishes?
Give your nails at least 3 hours to dry. After this time, the nail will have hardened through like enamel, giving lasting durability to your polish. Polishing at home? Our Andale Drying Drops from SpaRituals are a favorite to speed up touch-dryness and let you leave the house faster. If you get your nails done at Urban Sanctuary, we’ll encourage you to linger as long as you’d like after your manicure or pedicure is over. We have three lovely lounges for you to relax in and drink tea while you wait for your nails to dry. Take your time…
Apply a base coat! Base coats protect your nails from any polish you might apply, keeping your nails from absorbing pigments that lead to yellow nails.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Help out ragged cuticles by applying a moisturizer daily. We recommend the Farmaesthetics Hand to Heel Softening Salve, which is a miracle for cracked heels and dry elbows, as well. If you schedule a nail service with us, be sure to ask for extra moisturizer during your manicure & pedicure.
What can I do about my hands and feet looking rough?
Gel nails are very popular. Do you do those at Urban Sanctuary?
Sometimes I care more about the relaxation aspect than the polish.
Can I skip the polish and just soak longer?
Definitely! Don’t be shy about asking for what makes you most happy. Your nail service can have more or less scrub time, soak time, massage time according to your request. We can also arrange for extra time focused on problem cuticles or an extra special nail paint job… You are the boss! Just mention it on the phone when booking your appointment, and we will customize your manicure/pedicure to make you happy!