At Utopia Nails & Spa, we take customer satisfaction as our foremost pride. We try our level best to make the customer experience simply the most exquisite.We make sure that every single product we use is of great quality and brand. Our salon’s hygiene is also taken seriously for the comfort of our customers. All of our staff is highly trained and quite experienced to deliver the perfect nail services. We also have a free beverage service; enjoy your nail appointment by sipping up on a cup of hot delicious coffee! A clean, warm and friendly place is welcoming you to enjoy a few hours of relaxation. Come join us!
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.
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
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’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.
Amazing! Customer service was very good! 5 stars for their professional.
The lady that did my sale even gave me a shoulder massage. Will definitely come back and use their services again.
Best nail salon I’ve ever been to!!
Staff was friendly and very professional. Was given 10% off at checkout, which I guess is a promo after grand opening. Loved the layout and look inside. Will definitely go back.
Their prices are a little higher than other places in town. Also, the language barrier is confusing at times. On a positive note, their spa facilities are fantastic. Everything is brand new and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
For now on ima only going To MARIA for my pedicure!!!! The first time I came when they 1st open up and some man did my pedi it was horrible!!!!!!! But i believe in 2nd chance and it’s so Close to my house,,, I tried them again but told them I wanted a lady to do my service, when I tell u no lie Maria did me the best pedi I ever had!!! She took her time on me not rushing me like everybody else, she cared about my health and gave me some suggestions,,, and when I tell u she is a true perfectionist … nobody and I mean NOBODY is ever doing my pedi or mani besides Maria.
Crystal Faith Brotemarkle Drayton
Did an awesome job so in love with my nails
She did a fantastic job on my eyebrows and nails! I’ll definitely be back.
Great customer service! Clean and professional environment. Hard to find a nail place that does a really great mani/pedi and gets you out the door in one hour but they did it!
I went to this place for the first time today because the nail shop I usually go to was not able to see me. I really needed them done today so I gave this place a shot. BEST NAIL DIP EVER! They’re fast and polite and the work was AWESOME! Price was great too. So happy to have found this place! I’ll be making the switch for good. Definitely a customer now.