We are so excited to offer this new service to our family and friends in Church Hill. Now that we are offering nail appointments we thought it would be beneficial to go through the services Audra offers and what exactly it all means. Audra joined our team about a month ago and has been an amazing addition. She offers a full range of nail services, all of which we’ve put our own Luminary twist on. If you have any questions at all please feel free to call the shop and speak to our Front Desk Coordinator, she’s in the know on all things nails!
Luminary Signature Manicure
The Luminary Signature Manicure is a basic manicure that includes nail trimming and shaping, cuticle care and a hand massage. Audra can finish your manicure off with one of her many Morgan Taylor Laquers that come in several shades, or she can send you on your way with a buff and shine.
Gel Polish Manicure
Another option would be a Gel Polish manicure. With that service you get all of the same things that come with our Luminary Signature Manicure but instead of regular lacquer, Audra applies a gel polish. All of the gel she uses is from a company called The Get Bottle Inc. It is a 100% soft gel and all of the polishes are Vegan, Cruelty Free and 5 Free.
What is 5 Free?
In mainstream nail polishes there are several chemicals that can be sort of dangerous or unhealthy for your nails. The first is Dibutyl Phthatlate (DBP) commonly used in plastics to help with flexibility. Next is Formaldehyde which, according to the National Cancer Institute, is a possible carcinogen. Third is Toulene. Toulene is a chemical often found in petroleum that can be toxic with prolonged exposure. Then, Formaldehyde Resin, this by-product of Formaldehyde’s effects haven’t been tested as much as the other four but preliminary studies show that it can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. Lastly, Camphor, often used to create the glossy shiny finish in your nail polish. It’s on the “less toxic” side but, can cause skin irritation and your nails to dry out and turn that lovely yellow color.
Gel Overlay and Sclupted Extentions
The overlay service can help build up thin or flat nails without needing to add length. The extension service would add bulk or length to the nail. Audra suggests a consultation so that you can figure out what option is best for you. Gel polish is included in this service but keep in mind that an extreme length or shape, as well as nail art, will be an up charge.
These are a full cover, specially formulated, gel tip. This will adhere to your natural nail and create a beautiful length that can last 3+ weeks! One color gel polish is included, but the best part? They easily soak off in 10-15 minutes without filing or dust and they are totally odor free.
Luminary Marine Pedicure
Enjoy a relaxing Marine Mineral foot soak and then have your nails trimmed and shaped. Audra performs cuticle care along with callus smoothing. The service is then finished off with a light massage using an ultra-hydrating, fast absorbing oil and Cucumber Heel Therapy. You have the option to coat your nails with the Morgan Taylor lacquer or you can do Gel polish for an up charge.
**If you think you want to get a Gel Pedicure please let us know when you book your appointment because that will extend Audra’s time.**
Photos provided by Shawnee Custalow.