|Would you believe it... They've nailed it|
Beauty Ed, Nicola McGeorge reviews the original everlasting manicure, Bio Sculpture Gel, now available at Wood Hairdressing Salon.
My hands are a disgrace! After months of neglect, my nails are weak, flaky and basically tatty looking. As I mentioned last month,taking coconut oil daily has helped my nails to actually grow more that a millimetre before breaking off! However, I finally decided I needed a little help from the professionals.
I have tried nearly all the nail systems out there, from acrylic to fibreglass but I have found most leave my nails in a worse condition than before, if that is even possible. Therefore, when Zoe Woods, director of Wood Hairdressing Salon, called me to tell me that they were now offering Bio Sculpture Gel which actually treat the nails rather than just making them look good - well I couldn’t get down to the salon quickenough.
“Bio Sculpture Gel is an exceptionally durable gel treatment that nurtures the nail bed whilst allowing the nail to look immaculate,”explained Zoe. “It is a healthy nail system that will not chip or damage your nails, protecting and strengthening the natural nail in the process. You know us, we adore anything that actually improves the condition of the skin, nails and hair.” I personally loved the fact that Bio Sculpture provides a professional glossy nail covering that lasts for up to three weeks, but most importantly for me was the fact that it is applied with minimal buffing and no primers or bonders, meaning there is no de-hydration of the natural nail.
“The product range includes various treatment gels that are tailored to suit specific nail types,” Zoe continued. “This ensures that clients receive the treatment most suited to the condition of their nails. Bio Sculpture Gel can be used to sculpt and shape natural nails in order to lengthen existing nails or enhance their natural shape. It gives manicurists the option to create different nail finishes, flexible, medium or solid nails, depending on the clients’ nail plate, type and lifestyle choices. Being a hairdresser means that my nails are constantly immersed in water or in contact with chemicals. Before Bio Sculpture I was having my nails done every day, now it’s only twice a month. I cannot tell you what a difference that makes to someone who has a busy and hectic lifestyle such as myself.”
With over 150 gels and nail polish colours, I was struggling to decide on what look I was after. However, as this summer is all about the colour pink, I finally opted on ‘Royal Highness,’ which I am sure my friends will think is perfect for me. Two of my nails were so short that I expected the technician to pull out her box of tips straight away. However, instead of wrecking my nails, she just built up my natural nail with the gel. I was very impressed to say the least.
The treatment was incredibly relaxing, with no harsh filing, no cutting away of the cuticles, no pain and the end result? Well...I am a total fuss pot when it comes to my nails, and usually annoy the hell out of most technicians, but I have to say my nails were faultless. The shape, colour and thickness were perfect; for once I was speechless.
“Now Nicola I know you have no patience,” said Zoe with a smile. “Therefore, I thought you would like to know that the gel is removed with a soak-off solution in less than 15 minutes, leaving natural nails in their original or improved condition.”
Well that was me sold, I booked in my next appointment and then spent the rest of the day admiring my beautiful talons, much to the annoyance of everyone at work. Jealous much??
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