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Manicures & Pedicures

The history and luxury of pedicures and manicures date back to premodern times and we use the same principals today. These treatments are designed to rejuvenate tired and worn hands and feet. e.g. The earliest depictions of manicures and pedicures are found in Egyptian hieroglyphs, these tell of Egyptian pharaohs and other high ranking officials receiving manicures and pedicures.

Elegant Image manicure & pedicure basics

During an Elegant Image manicure or pedicure:

- Before we begin you will always pick the nail polish finish colour
- We then cut and shape your nails and tidy your cuticles and remove any dead skin around them.
- Give your feet and hands a mini-massage with moisturiser.
- During a pedicure to soften hard dried callused skin we Soak your feet in water. After the feet soak, we       gently file any dead skin from the sole.
- Your nails are then painted. 

Our range of Manicures include:
- Shellac Manicure
- French Manicure
- Paraffin Manicure
- File & Paint Only
- Spa Manicure - A wonderful softening regenerating treatment for hands and arms, featuring a warm spa soak with guerande salts, exfoliation, algae wrap and aroma-therapeutic massage then finished with a base coat and your choice of top coat colour.

Our range of Pedicures include:
- Shellac Manicure
- Paraffin Manicure
- File & Paint Only
- Spa Pedicure - Where your feet are soaked in a warm massaging foot bath, nails clipped & shaped, cuticles moisturised and tidied, dry skin is removed this is followed by a foot massage with moisturising cream then finished with a base coat and your choice of top coat colour.

Shelac Finish - Shellac goes on like polish, wears like gel, has zero dry time, removes in minutes, is hypo-allergenic and 3-FR
Paraffin Bath - Leaves the skin luxuriantly soft to the touch by maximising the skins absorption of applied creams.



The Benefits of Manicures & Pedicures

Many think manicures and pedicures are just an occasional way of pampering themselves, we would argue that regular manicures and pedicures actually provide great benefits for your overall health and wellbeing, especially in Canberra's hot summers and cold winters. 

Here are five benefits of manicures and pedicures:

1. Wellbeing - By keeping your hands and feet looking young, they give you a great feeling of wellbeing..

2. Increase blood circulation - During any of our manicures or pedicures, you receive a relaxing massage of the hands and feet. This helps to improve blood circulation and improves mobility for the joints.

3. Improve the health of your nails - With regular manicures and pedicures, the chances of your nails developing fungi and other infections are reduced. Your hands, especially, are exposed to a lot of elements and products on a daily basis. It’s a good idea to have a deep cleaning so the dead skin cells on your hands can be removed. That encourages new cell growth, leaving your nails stronger and healthier.

4. De-stress - We all know that body massages are a great way to relax and rejuvenate your nerves, but sometimes all it takes to relax is a hand and foot massage. Our manicures and pedicures are a great way to relax while improving the look and feel of your hands and feet. If you’re feeling stressed, some of us tend to pick at our cuticles, leaving them dry, cracked and bleeding. Plus, having great looking nails can always help to put a smile on your face, making stress levels decrease.

5. Keeps hands and feet smooth and soft - Canberra summers and winters are harsh and last too long. With regular manicures and pedicures during these months you can help to keep your skin and nails smooth and soft despite the exposure to the harsh climatic elements. If you don’t take care of your hands and feet, you can experience dry, cracked skin that leaves painful sores and potential scars.