Welcome to Red Nail Spa! As our name suggests, we offer Red Nail Spa 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 Woodbridge. Walk in or make an appointment to learn more!
How long does normal polish take to dry?
When you have a classical manicure, your technician will leave your polish to dry for about 5 minutes before applying a quick-dry spray, which accelerates the drying process. They will then check to see if your manicure still needs drying – it is you’ll have to sit back just a little longer to avoid smudges!
In total, around 10-15 minutes after the last topcoat, your manicure should be touch dry and good to go. Just try to avoid knocking it (easily done by rummaging in your bag!) for about an hour until the polish has fully cured through all the coats.
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.
How do i care for my nails after my manicure?
To keep a manicure lasting to its full potential avoid getting your nails wet for too long (constant soaking in hot baths or not wearing rubber gloves when washing the dishes) and also avoid coming into contact for prolonged periods with chemicals like those in sunscreen, perfumed products and insect repellent.
Get someone else to do the DIY or tough chores that might cause your manicure to lift, and apply cuticle oil morning and night if you can. This will keep your nails super healthy throughout the duration of your manicure and it will help keep the polish intact.
Finally, don’t pick at your manicure under any circumstances. Instead Book in for a Nail repair if one or nails have damaged otherwise treat yourself to another treatment.
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.
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
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.
Under new management! This place is newly renovated and had a wonderful pedicure. The foot massage was fabulous. My nails are flawless. Love them and highly recommend.
Tracey has been doing my nails for 10 years. They are always beautiful and last a long time. The salon is clean and the people friendly. They make sure you are happy when you leave.
Nice and clean environment! Love Tracey! She always does my nails but all the ladies there are very good !
I highly recommend you get get your nails done. Ella is absolutely amazing. She is straight forward with saying yes I can do that or no I can’t. However there is not much she can’t do. Show her almost any pics of nails you want and I know she will make it happen. So affordable I won’t go anywhere else
Linda and the ladies always do a fantastic professional.job. Great prices!
New management is amazing. All of the ladies here do amazing work. My regular is Linda, she’s so friendly and understanding and my nails always look bomb. I’ve gone to Tracey and Monique in the past and their work is also gorgeous. Great customer service & they will always take care of you. The place looks amazing now thanks to them!
Red Nails is under new management, & the place looks amazing!! I’ve been going to Tracey for over 9 years, & I’ve always had amazing service!! They updated everything & gave the old dirty place a new look!!! I def would recommend making an appointment, because the new management brings their own clientele from many years of experience, these ladies do an amazing job, so yes there might be a wait, opposed to when it was under the old management & no one went there, so I can understand why there was no wait before! Definitely come check out the new place, everyone there is very skilled & professional, you won’t be disappointed!!
I never have a bad experience here and my girl, Monique, always makes time for me and listens to my design requests.
Great service, staff is friendly and kind. They either take appointments or walk-ins. But it’s best to make an appointment due to the shop constantly being busy. Right now the shop is getting ready to have a grand opening under new management 09/19/2019. It’s worth coming & the wait!
With the new management they have this place has turned out beautiful. Everyone is so nice and talented, monique does my nails for me and has been doing them for years now! Can’t wait to see how much they’ll grow here. I always get asked where my i get my nails done and would recommend any lady in the shop to them