Welcome to Valley Salon & Nail Spa! We are a group of nail care enthusiasts in the city of Valley Center, providing high-quality nail care procedures with passion and commitment. At Valley Salon & Nail Spa, we aim to combine nail procedures with relaxation, so that spa time is equally enjoyable for you. With a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff, you wouldn’t have to worry about anything. Our highly trained nail technicians will ensure that you will enjoy a calm and pleasurable experience while all the demands of your nails are met according to your preferences. Affordable prices coupled with charmin customer service makes us the right spot for all your nail care demands!
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 Valley Salon & Nail Spa.
This involves gentle hand filing, an acetone soak for a few minutes. Your (Name Salon) 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 Valley Salon & Nail Spa, 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.
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!
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.
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.
Kendra does great work. My hair always looks amazing when I leave.
Kim is the only person I trust to do my Eyelash Extensions! Takes her time and they beautifully natural and gorgeous every time.
Kim is the imbodiment of a professional manicurist. The spa is clean and also offers waxing,hair styling and massage
Finally a place in north county to get a great brazillian wax! Very nice and clean inside. The girls are very friendly! I recommend this place to everyone!
Great experience. They were very friendly, took me in a little bit early, and spent a lot of time. Suzanne was fantastic. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted, but she listened to me and was understanding. She did a great job! Would definitely go back.
I went in with my sister for a mani pedi before my wedding. I had an amazing experience with Kim, she was amazing! She was very in tune with what I wanted and gave relevant and kind suggestions. She was gentle with my broken nail where it ripped off. Loved her!!
Carrie Demetre French
Love it! Everyone is Friendly the minute you enter through the door. Prices are excellent for what ever service you are getting. Just love coming here!!! Thanks Valley Salon for your wonderful service
Dorinda Valenti Gonzales
Everyone at the salon is very nice and professional (no salon drama ever)!
I’m especially partial to Kendra Peters who does my hair. She is fantastic with color. However, if I couldn’t get in to see her, Tracey or Christina are fantastic as well!
Now if you want your eyelashes done, Kim is a true artist. My lashes have never looked better. I’m so grateful that I no longer need to put on mascara. They have even held up all summer while I’ve been at the river.
Amazing!!!!! Kendra is a magical hair princess, she waves her magic wand over your head and “poof” BEAUTIFUL and flawless. I have been getting my hair by Kendra for 4 years, she has done nothing but great and adventurous things to my hair! I’m set for life, as long as she doesn’t leave California. In that case, its going to be an expensive trip to get my hair done! Xo
Wow!! This is the first time I went to get a haircut and Suzanne made sure to listen to what I wanted and gave me exactly what I wanted! My hair looks amazing this is my new go to salon!