Beautiful nails make beautiful days. We at Luxury Nails believe that along with beautiful nails, it is also crucial to have healthy nails. No matter how much you try to cover up your nails with nail polishes and extensions, unhealthy nails will show itself. This is why we strive for 100% hygiene and cleanliness from our side so that our customers are not exposed to any infections and health risks. Our tools are sterilized and cleaned very well so as to provide the best manicures and pedicures. We make customer satisfaction our greatest priority and hence do not make any exceptions when it comes to healthy spa practices.
Will acrylic or gel extensions damage my nails?
If you have your extensions professionally applied and professionally maintained and removed by qualified nail technicians, there should only be minimal damage to your nail plate. However, constant acrylic application can make your nail plate weak so we advise a small break in between. Beware of nail technicians who leave your nails with white patches, damage and weakness.
It goes without saying that if you pick at your nails or pull them off yourself, the nail will be badly damaged. Professional technicians like those will use the correct, branded, high quality products to apply and remove your nail extensions.
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!
What is nail fungus and how can it be prevented?
If the natural nail is pulling away from the nail bed then it will possible that the nail fungus will show underneath. The right application and maintenance of the nail extension will help prevent a nail fungus, as well as using products such as a nail antiseptic or fungal nail treatment
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
What’s the difference between Acrylic, Gel Powder and UV Gel Nails?
For Acrylic nails the strong resin made of a powder and a liquid mixed together. It’s very hard wearing and we recommend it to people that bite their nails or use their hands a lot.
For Gel Powder Nails the resin is a lot like acrylic and the composition is very similar. However, the finish is more clear compared to acrylic nails and its slight better quality. We’d recommend this to anyone going for a pale/nude colour on their manicured nails.
UV Gel nails on the other hand is a hard gel that will allow you to make your nails longer without damaging your nail bed too much. It’s more flexible than acrylic and gel powder and not as hard wearing but it feels lighter on your hands. This needs to be cured by UV light, hence the name
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
Why should i use cuticle oil?
Cuticle oil is used to moisturize the cuticle, skin and nail area. It can protect the cuticle and nail against damage and improve the health and appearance of the cuticles and nails.
Nail plates can get very dehydrated easily, but cuticle oil application is such an easy way to avoid this, leaving beautiful nails! Cuticle oil should not be used as a first-line of defence against dryness, but rather to fix extremely dry, cracked nails. It’s usually of natural, rapidly absorbing vegetable oils; cuticle oil can also contains vitamins
What is a pedicure?
A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, analogous to a manicure. Pedicures are done for cosmetic, therapeutic purposes. They are popular throughout the world and especially among women but has recently grown in popularity by men. Pedicures include care not only for the toenails; dead skin cells are scrubbed off the bottom of the feet using a rough stone. Your foot will then be treated to granular exfoliation, moisturizing, and a massage
I have been to every place in the neighborhood, and none of them come close to the quality that these guys do. I won’t go anywhere else anymore.
I’ve been going to Luxury Nails for a few years now. I’ve been to other nails places around town, Luxury is the best!
This establishment is always busy but they are the most creative with artwork. You may have to wait but they get the job done.
I love this nail salon. I’ve been coming here to get my dip nail and pedicure for several years. This establishment is clean and friendly. I highly recommend Krystal.
Atmosphere was amazing even though they were busy. Friendly staff and their covid sanitization process was on point. My nails are amazing, what I asked for I got. Enjoyed getting my nails done and the lil extra they put into doing my nails. I will be returning.
I love Luxury Nails! I get my nails done every other week and have for years. I looked for a long time for a place to devote to in Albuquerque and I found it! I have been going there religiously for over a year now and I am never disappointed! Oscar’s talent is unreal! I will never go to another place again.
Luxurious nails is a friendly and efficient business! Every staff member seems to be an expert and enjoys working there! I have never walked away unsatisfied! I do wish they would post their prices and give you a price for each add on before you get to the register but honestly you can’t go wrong at Luxurious Nails as far an quality and cleanliness!
Diane T. Chavez
Krystal has been doing my Mani/Pedi’s for many years. I trust her implicitly and am always pleased with her caring work! Although I’ve never had a “bad” experience, Krystal will do whatever she can to make it right! I definitely recommend Luxury Nails!!!
Always great service at affordable prices. Friendly service makes this the only nail salon I come to for a Pedi. My Wife and Daughters love the Manicures here as well. It usually pretty busy, so I recommend calling ahead for an appt.
Was on this side of town and needed to get a pedicure. After calling a few other places close by this place had the best prices. Was able to schedule an appointment for 30 minutes after I called. When I arrived I was immediately placed in a chair and my pedicure was started immediately. Great pedicure with attention to detail. My new go to place whenever I’m in this area.