At T1 Nails, you will find an environment and quality services. Our goal is to leave each client experiences the comfortable and satisfied our best services. For your safety, our equipment is sanitized using a medical grade autoclave system after each use. All slipper, pedicure liners are discarded after each use. Sanitation is of utmost concern here at T1 Nails. A hospital-grade disinfectant is used to ensure the prevention of the transmission of nail fungi and other bacteria, thus assuring you of a clean and safe experience. Give yourself a little guilty pleasure by indulging in our relaxing services!
How to book an appointment online?
Book your appointment by sending a notice to the salon manager’s email. Please mention your name, phone number, and the service(s) required.
We will respond to you and confirm your appointment.
How is gel polish or Shellac polish removed?
Gel polish is very difficult to remove with standard nail polish remover and if you peel it off it can damage your nails so it is always advisable to book in for professional take off at T1 Nails
This involves gentle hand filing, an acetone soak for a few minutes. Your T1 Nails Technician will then use tools to remove the last of the polish and neaten up your nails ready to go!
How long does normal polish take to dry?
When you have a classical manicure at T1 Nails, 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.
Do you use MMA in your acrylic extensions?
Never! Our Acrylic powders are EMA (Ethyl Methacrylate) and T1 Nails is rigorously inspected by the local authority annually to ensure we uphold this.
Salons that offer acrylic extensions at cheap prices are often using MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) which is used in the dental industry. MMA bonds to your nails too harshly, leading to some really bad damage to your natural nail – as a chemical MMA was never designed to come into contact with skin and nails – it is too hard to be used for acrylic extensions and can tear the nail from the nail bed easily!
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. At T1 Nails 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.
Clean, professional and excellent prices! Henry is is best!
Lori Smith Fritz
Friendly staff, always clean and service is quick. They do a great job
Awesome place to relax after finals. Very quiet and they just updated their whole salon! Their dip manicure lasted me over a month and their hot stone pedicure is PHENOMENAL! The jelly pedi is also super fun
I’ve been going here since I was in the 8th grade religiously to get my nails done … (I’m 24 now) . T nails is the best and the only place to go to in Pittsburgh. Lisa and mike are the greatest and kindest !
Lisa is so good, she is professional and clean..I visited the place twice and definitely will make it again
Always a great experience here- very clean and treat me so nice. I recommend to everyone.
I love my nails always every time I go there thank you very friendly service great people
Very professional and super clean! All nail techs are good at what they do. I am never disappointed!!!!
T1 Nails has a wonderful staff, they are so kind, and very talented! My daughter, grandmother, and I all got our nails done yesterday. Victoria was my nail tech, and she did an AMAZING job!!! We will be going back. We traveled about 30 minutes to come here, so that should say a lot too. I would give them a hundred stars if I could! Thank you T1 Nails/staff for making our nails so beautiful! We are excited to come back next month!
We came here as my sisters bridal party to get our pedicures for her wedding. The staff was so nice to us. The salon was cute inside and not overly busy. They let us bring some snacks and beverages. It was a perfect day and I think we will all definitely be back!