Welcome to City Garden Nail Bar! As our name suggests, we offer City Garden Nail Bar services to each of our customers. Equipped with all the modern nail care technology, our salon is a place that you would love to be in. From manicures and pedicures to nail extensions and waxing services, we have all nail related services under one roof! We pay a great deal of attention to the cleanliness and hygiene of our salon, so that you have healthy and risk-free services. Our well-trained nail technicians know their work and will offer you the best nail services in town. Friendly staff, affordable prices, high-quality services and customer priority makes our salon a landmark nail salon in Goldsboro. Walk in or make an appointment to learn more!
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What are cuticles? And which package will include cuticle work?
Cuticles are the small overgrowth of dead skin at the bottom of your nail plate. They join the living tissue to your nail, and protect you from any contaminants getting under your skin.
However, overgrown cuticles are no good! Cuticles should be kept pushed back and tidy to keep your nails looking healthy- short, pushed back cuticles also help you get neat, long lasting polish application and help your nails look longer and more elegant. With standard polish, manicures and pedicures, we advise booking a full manicure and pedicure as oppose to our express treatments. With gel polish, the shellac manicure treatment will do the trick!
How long does standard polish last for?
Standard nail polish usually lasts up to 5 days and is a great choice for temporary or short one off occasions. If that’s what you’re looking for then we recommend booking a classical manicure. It does take a fair few minutes to dry fully to avoid smudges on your manicure.
If that’s too short of period for you then we recommend booking a shellac (gel) manicure, which is designed to last up to two weeks!
How long does a gel polish/ Shellac manicure last for?
With cuticle work and full nail preparation, a gel or shellac manicure should last about 2 weeks with proper application and aftercare. We offer an express version of a gel manicure, but if you want that complete 2 week guarantee then we advise going for the full gel (shellac) manicure.
Can i put acrylics back on immediately after soaking off the old acrylics?
Yes, it’s fine to re-apply acrylics straight away as natural nails are made up of keratin (protein) so nails don’t breathe. If you have ripped your acrylics off causing the natural nail to thin however, then you might want to wait to harden the nails back up, as the acrylics will just add more stress on top of damaged nails
How long does it take for treatment?
Different treatments will vary in different times. Please have a look at our scheduling page here for a full list of treatments, prices and duration of the treatment.
What is a manicure ?
Nails classical manicure consists of a warm hand soak, filing and shaping the free edge of the nails, pushing and clipping (with a cuticle pusher and cuticle nippers) and application of fingernail polish. The more advanced treatments will take longer and vary in treatment methodology and price.
How can i prevent the nail polish from staining my nails?
Nails often turn yellowish when a strong, pigmented polish is applied. To prevent pigmentation, make sure you put base coat on prior to applying the coloured polish so it acts as a barrier.
Or simply choose for a less potent colour
What causes your acrylic or gel nails to lift?
This can happen for many reasons. Acrylics take 24 – 48 hours to fully cure, and a slight knock during that time can cause the acrylics to lift.
Other reasons for lifting include: diseased nail plate, not maintaining regular infills, nicotine, fruit acids such as lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits, harsh detergents, using a acetone based nail polish remover, medication, stress, misuse of nails, occupation, picking and biting, excessive use of oils and creams, or even just wearing the nail too long can cause lifting.
What's the difference between tips and sculpture?
Plastic tips are placed on your natural nails and cut and filed to your desired length and shape before applying acrylic or gel.
Nail Sculptures differ on the other hand. Nail forms are placed at the tip of your nails and product is applied according to the desired length. While the product is drying, the nails will be pinched on the sides to give it more of a natural look. After the product has completely dried the nail form will be removed leaving you with a beautiful and natural nail shape. This system leaves you with a more durable set of nails compared to the tip system. However, this does take slightly longer and costs a few pounds more.
Can men have manicures or pedicures?
Absolutely. We’re a unisex brand and all treatments are available to you regardless of gender. We’ve noticed that most of our male clients book in for a classical manicure or classical pedicure without paint
Love this salon. It’s such a wonderful ambiance, the cucumber pedicure is the v best.
I highly recommend this nail salon PHOEBE did an amazing job she is kind and patient and made she did my nails just how I liked them
Exceptional attention to detail, adorable ambiance. Lots of colors to choose from and great service. Highly recommend!
Excellent experience, Lynn was awesome!!! Amazing staff and clean place! Worth every penny!!!
This place is a gem! I’m so glad I found them. David and Phoebe have both done an amazing job on my manicures. City Garden does quality work my last gel mani lasted a little over two weeks. So glad I found City Garden.
Their staff are all polite and make recommendations when you’re not sure what you want. They are also very reasonable with pricing and charge you what they quote, which is very nice. Competitive for the triangle.
I will definitely be returning. They are following COVID protocols and socially distance you from other clients (I’d suggest making an appt). My pedicure has lasted 3 weeks now and still going. Staff was very friendly!
A hidden gem! The nail bar was spacious providing lots of room for social distancing. Polish has lasted nearly a month now and other than nail growth it still looks brand new. Employees were friendly and took time for their services! 10/10 would recommend
I was very impressed with the amount of detail that Phoebe put into doing my nails. She was very friendly and aimed to please all my requests. I love my nails! The shape is perfect and the design is one of my favorites. I will be going back for a fill in before I leave town!!
Very clean and they are taking healthy precautions due to Covid which was nice to see. I got the green tea pedicure and it was so calming and refreshing on a hot day! My legs and feet felt tingly from the amazing pedicure. My gel manicure was very nice too that ended in a nice hand massage. Can’t wait to go back.