Hands & Feet

THE RIGHT NAILS FOR YOU

Your Choice – Our Knowledge

 

Bodylines can offer you a vast choice of hand and foot treatments that we can customise to suit your needs. By answering the following 3 questions, we can help you choose the correct treatment for you.

This is how you build your treatment:

  1. Do you need added length?
  2. Do you want to add Colour?
  3. Do you want to add a Pamper?
  4. If you need added length, we will use our knowledge to decide on the best system for you out of
    • Liquid and Powder (Acrylic)
    • Plexi Gel (Gel) If you do not need added length, you can move onto question 2
  5. If you require colour, depending on your nail type and the commitment that you want to make, we will help you choose from
    • Vinylux- Weekly wear, fashion forward colours
    • CND Shellac- 14+ day’s flawless wear, limitless possibilities.
    • “Art Attack” (embellishment, engraving; embossing).
  1. Lastly, you may decide to add some pamper to your treatment. The choice is between
    • Signature – Bodylines unique treatment for your hands and feet, designed for effectiveness and efficiency. Everything you need on a regular basis to keep your hands and feet healthy and looking great.
    • Luxury– “facial for the hands and feet” This is where everything is ramped up- more time, more pamper, more nourishment, more massage. Some clients choose this every month, but it can be a special treat for high days and holidays.

Check out our full treatment menu for all of your choices in these 3 categories. Not forgetting that it is us that will help you to choose.
Lastly, you can choose the atmosphere for your treatment. Our Nail area downstairs has a vibrant social feel to it, while upstairs in our Hand & Foot Spa, there is peace and quiet with tranquil music for our Spa Manicures and Pedicures.

NATURAL HANDS & FEET-

Natural Nail treatments have come a long way in the last 30 years.
At Bodylines, we offer as many different options for Natural Nails as we do Enhanced nails.
Flaunt your creativity and bring your Nails to life with CND® colour coating systems – find the one that suits you and your lifestyle best!
Before any of our treatments, you will be asked to fill out a Lifestyle and Nail heath questionnaire. This will enable us to suggest the correct treatment for your Nails.

WHICH MANICURE AND PEDICURE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

 

Our Signature treatments are everything that you would expect to maintain the health and beauty of your Hands and Feet on a regular basis.

The Signature Manicure includes a thorough cuticle treatment, shaping and painting of the natural nails and a relaxing hand massage. Prices start from £19.95

The Signature Pedicure includes smoothing of hard skin and callouses, thorough cuticle work, a relaxing foot massage and painting of your toenails. Prices start from £22.00

Our Luxury treatments are for treating yourself or others to the best of the best, even if it is every month, why not!

The Luxury manicure includes a deeply nourishing exfoliation of the hand and lower arm, a treatment mask, a soothing massage of the hand and lower arm, intense cuticle treatment, shaping and painting of your nails. Prices start from £34.00

The Luxury Pedicure includes a foot soak, a nourishing foot mask, deep exfoliation, and massage of the feet and lower leg, intensive cuticle work, trimming and shaping of your toenails and painting. Prices start from £42.00

WHICH FINISH SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR MY MANICURE AND PEDICURE?

 

Vinylux– This is a new generation of nail varnish. With care, you can get 7 days wear, but the commitment is low as you can remove it yourself. Very suited if you cannot or don’t want to wear colour on your nails all the time.

Shellac– This was the original gel polish and continues to be the 1st choice for experienced nail professionals and clients alike. The advantage is instant dryness and no smudging when you put your hands in your bag or your shoes back on! It will stay super shiny and with care you will get 14+ days wear. The commitment is that you must let us remove it for you, it takes 15 mins, and we only charge if you aren’t having it reapplied, or if we didn’t apply it in the 1st place. Shellac mani’s and pedi’s start from £32.00

 
 
 
 
Plexi Gel Shaper- Some nails struggle to keep shellac on for as long as others do. This may be because the nails are thin or weak, but also some lifestyles put more pressure on the nails, and they need this extra layer of support. Ever since we have introduced Plexi to our Shellac clients, they are over the moon with the results. Shaper is an add on priced at £8.00

Sport Finish- Not everyone wants to wear colour on their fingers or toes. Our sport mani and pedi will concentrate on health and nourishment of your nails and skin and advise you on home care to keep them healthy.

WHY SHELLAC?

 

  • 14 Day Wear
  • Mirror Finish that lasts the whole 2 weeks.
  • No Nail Damage (Really!)
HUNDREDS OF GELS – ONLY ONE SHELLAC!

CND’s power polish has literally taken over the industry since it was launched in May 2010. Shellac is applied just like a polish, is instantly dry and really does come off in minutes!

In the last 12 years, there have been hundreds of brands that have released gel polishes. Some are great and completely safe just as CND Shellac is. Sadly though, many (most) of the others are not manufactured to the UK, EU and US standards.

Some of these gel polishes will last for weeks and weeks without chipping and with little care required. This is a sign that there are harmful ingredients in the gel polish that are too strong for natural nails long term.

WHY SHELLAC?

 

  • 14 Day Wear
  • Mirror Finish that lasts the whole 2 weeks.
  • No Nail Damage (Really!)
HUNDREDS OF GELS – ONLY ONE SHELLAC!

CND’s power polish has literally taken over the industry since it was launched in May 2010. Shellac is applied just like a polish, is instantly dry and really does come off in minutes!

In the last 12 years, there have been hundreds of brands that have released gel polishes. Some are great and completely safe just as CND Shellac is. Sadly though, many (most) of the others are not manufactured to the UK, EU and US standards.

Some of these gel polishes will last for weeks and weeks without chipping and with little care required. This is a sign that there are harmful ingredients in the gel polish that are too strong for natural nails long term.

CND Shellac needs a little care to maintain 2-3 weeks wear, and we have 100’s of clients that manage to achieve this easily.

Do not be woo’d by long lasting gels. Also, the application and removal techniques with these gels will flag up worries.

With CND Shellac we do not need to buff the natural nail AT ALL.

We don’t need to file the topcoat before soak off, and depending on which top coat we use, removal is 5-15 mins, and doesn’t require metal tools to scrap it off.

Shellac acts like a pair of rubber gloves on your nails. It stays flexible yet tough, which makes it suitable for both brittle nails prone to splitting and breaking as well as weak nails that struggle to grow.

Shellac is designed for the natural nail client who simply can’t keep polish on for more than a few days or who ends smudging them even before they leave the salon!
With over 150 colours available (including French) there is something for everyone as the possibilities are endless using glitters, layering and special effects.
Shellac removal is quick and easy using a professional technique whilst causing no damage to the natural nail.

ENHANCED NAILS

 

ADDED LENGTH

We are experts in enhancing natural nails. Sometimes a little extra length is required, and we use the free form sculpting technique to extend either all or just a few of your nails.
Sometimes your nails are the length you love, but they need the added resilience that a thin coating of either L&P or Plexigel can offer. After completing a nail health and lifestyle questionnaire, we will help you decide if this is the coating that you need. Prices start from £47.00

NATURAL

For those of you who need length but enjoy wearing colour and regularly like to ring the changes, we can add length and strength in a custom blended coating that can be worn with just a high gloss topcoat or you can choose between Vinylux, Shellac or Art Attack to add the wow factor. This is also a good option for camouflaging inconsistencies on your natural nails. Prices start from £47.00

SCULPTED FRENCH GLITTER

This look requires no other coating. The chosen French or glitter tip is sculpted into the product and stays flawless in between appointments. Prices start from £60.00

2- STEP FRENCH/GLITTER

This is a technique that Liza started developing 20 years ago. The first step involves the extension of the nail bed to camouflage short or bitten nails, and the attachment of the “end” in the second step to add length. The 1st step uses a blend of opaque and translucent powders in colours to match your skin tone. The 2nd step can be any length or shape and can be as natural or extravagant as you like. The 2-step nails are created in either 1 colour mix which can include glitter or in a 3D cocktail of gorgeousness! This technique can take twice as long as our other enhancement options, which is reflected in the price. Prices start from £65.00

3D TRAPPED ENDS

These 3D “Haute Couture” nails are mixed up especially for you and are designed to go with an outfit or occasion. They involve the 2-Step technique, but also include the precise placement of 3D items into the 2nd step. These are the best of the best of nails, and only our most skilled nail professionals have been trained in this technique. The price reflects the time it can take to create these works of art. Prices on quotation.

LUXURY SPA TREATMENTS

 

Spa treatments aren’t just about the Face & Body.
Take a journey with us to find your “happy hands and feet!”
Our gorgeous hand and foot spa room is upstairs and is a place for relaxation and pampering.
We will customise the treatments to suit your mood on the day of your visit to us.
We will take care of all your senses.
Our Spa room is upstairs in a noise free area, only soothing music to keep you calm and as happy as your feet will be. We ask that phones are on silent when entering, and like most of the salon, we cannot have children in the spa rooms.

LUXURY SPA TREATMENTS

 

Spa treatments aren’t just about the Face & Body.
Take a journey with us to find your “happy hands and feet!”
Our gorgeous hand and foot spa room is upstairs and is a place for relaxation and pampering.
We will customise the treatments to suit your mood on the day of your visit to us.
We will take care of all your senses.
Our Spa room is upstairs in a noise free area, only soothing music to keep you calm and as happy as your feet will be. We ask that phones are on silent when entering, and like most of the salon, we cannot have children in the spa rooms.

PROBLEM NAILS

 
Here at Bodylines, we specialise in the treatment of problem nails. Over the years, we have encountered lots of different nail problems, and we have had success with many of them.
If you suffer from any problem with your nails, give us a call and we will be glad to help you find a solution.
Everyone deserves lovely nails; we can give them to you!

BITTEN NAILS

This is a difficult habit to break. People do notice your hands and nails and it can really boost someone’s confidence if their usually bitten nails are more presentable. Depending on the severity of the nails, we will offer one of two solutions.

  1. We will either apply very short and thin enhancements for immediate effect which would be rebalanced every 7 days until the natural nail has grown up a little.
  2. Or we would recommend a “recovery programme” until we could apply the enhancements.

In our experience, as soon as the enhancements are on, the habit of biting becomes less intense.

NAIL RECOVERY PROGRAM

 
Your 1st appointment will be a free 15 min consultation. We will carry out a full questionnaire and diagnose the cause and offer a choice of solutions. Each recovery program is designed individually to suit each client. There will be a choice of programs to suit financial and time commitments.

PSORIASIS

This disorder can sometimes affect the nail bed and plate. It makes the nail grow in a distorted manner with pitting and extreme ridges. After consultation and observation, a thin overlay will be applied and rebalanced every 7 days. If the psoriasis wasn’t too severe Shellac would be a better option as it self-levels into the unevenness of the nail plate for a pleasing effect
*For Toenail Rebuilding and Diagnostic Pedicure see Advanced pedicures page

SEVERE DEHYDRATION

There are many reasons why natural nails become severely dehydrated. Sometimes it could be ill health or medication, but the biggest reason for dehydration is external influences i.e., not wearing gloves when doing cleaning or gardening. If you are about to put your hands into something that you are not prepared to clean your face in, put your gloves on! Even though dehydrated nails struggle to keep nail enamel on, it can sometimes be a mistake to try something stronger. We would recommend our “recovery programme” until the nails showed enough improvement to move them onto something else.

ADVANCED PEDICURE SERVICES

 
Sometimes feet need a little help to look and feel great, and an average salon pedicure is fine for average feet. However, we offer an Advanced Pedicure alongside our traditional pedicures. When you are new to our Pedicure services, you will fill out a consultation form to determine whether you would benefit from one of our Advanced Pedicure services.
DIAGNOSTIC PEDICURE
This pedicure is similar to our signature pedicure but is carried out by our more qualified therapists. It leaves the feet healthy and smooth, but also addresses issues such as ingrown toenails; corns; extreme hard skin or calluses. Prices start from £32.00

TOENAIL REBUILDS

For a number of reasons, some people do not have a toenail, or they may have a damaged toenail. Whether because of fungal infections or loss of all or part of the toenail through injury, surgery or exercise, not having the full set can be frustrating. CND Plexi Gel’s flexibility and unique adhesive properties mean that good results can even be achieved even where there is virtually no toenail remaining. This process is also effective for correcting ridges and deformities, for hiding discolouration and for protecting toenails while they grow out. Once we have rebuilt your toenail, it can have a natural finish, especially suited to male clients; or we can apply Vinylux enamel or CND Shellac in French, colour or even some nail art. Prices start from £10.00

ADVANCED PEDICURE SERVICES

 
Sometimes feet need a little help to look and feel great, and an average salon pedicure is fine for average feet. However, we offer an Advanced Pedicure alongside our traditional pedicures. When you are new to our Pedicure services, you will fill out a consultation form to determine whether you would benefit from one of our Advanced Pedicure services.
DIAGNOSTIC PEDICURE
This pedicure is similar to our signature pedicure but is carried out by our more qualified therapists. It leaves the feet healthy and smooth, but also addresses issues such as ingrown toenails; corns; extreme hard skin or calluses. Prices start from £32.00

TOENAIL REBUILDS

For a number of reasons, some people do not have a toenail, or they may have a damaged toenail. Whether because of fungal infections or loss of all or part of the toenail through injury, surgery or exercise, not having the full set can be frustrating. CND Plexi Gel’s flexibility and unique adhesive properties mean that good results can even be achieved even where there is virtually no toenail remaining. This process is also effective for correcting ridges and deformities, for hiding discolouration and for protecting toenails while they grow out. Once we have rebuilt your toenail, it can have a natural finish, especially suited to male clients; or we can apply Vinylux enamel or CND Shellac in French, colour or even some nail art. Prices start from £10.00

MYTHS & TRUTHS

 

  • Don’t cut cuticles. The skin surrounding the nail should be intact. This skin protects the new nail growth and the use of a cuticle treatment like CND Cuticle Eraser will exfoliate this area, eradicating the need to trim the skin. It contains AHA fruit acids and botanicals that will, when used every night for 7 nights, reduce the thickness and soften and nourish the area. If you cut your cuticles, it’s like picking a scab, the scab will come back bigger and if you persist with picking it, it will scar. This is because the body thinks it’s under attack and it produces skin that you can’t pick off i.e., scar tissue!
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  • When removing dark nail enamel, apply a coat of Solar Oil first. This will stop the colour staining the surrounding skin. Use a plastic backed pad with remover on it and place it on top of the enamel to be removed. Apply pressure for a few seconds, this will soften the enamel and allow you to wipe it off toward the edge of the nail. Do not rub back and forth as this will spread the colour onto the skin. When you have removed the worst of it, use a clean pad and clean round all the nails.
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  • If your nails are showing signs of peeling and flaking, it is a sign that the nails need to be nourished and hydrated. The best product for this job is CND Solar Oil. Not only does it contain jojoba, sweet almond, and rice bran oils but also vitamin E. This blend is unique in that it is the ONLY nail oil or cream that will penetrate enamel or gel or L&P (acrylic). It should be applied and rubbed into the nails twice a day. You wouldn’t think twice about putting your facial moisturiser on twice a day now, or conditioning your hair? And your face and your hair don’t do the dishes or the gardening!

 
 

  • What is a rebalance? Much like having your roots maintained when you colour your hair, when you have enhancements on your nails you need to have regular rebalances. This will protect the health and beauty of the enhanced nail as the natural nail grows. Our product does not “age” so it is unnecessary to remove your enhancements every 2 or 3 appointments to have a “fresh” set.
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  • Aren’t stick on tips stronger than sculpted nails? This is a well-known myth, and it is only said by people that do not have the skill set to use free form sculpting forms! We are trained to use either method but will only usually use tips when the nail is extremely bitten.
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  • Can you get skin cancer from a UV gel lamp? NO, this has been researched heavily by independent scientists. Without blinding you with science, the bandwidth that is used to trigger the photo initiators in the gel products is miles away from the bandwidth used in tanning beds. There is a huge spectrum of UV light, and it has been stated that you would need to have a gel manicure once a week for 200 years to achieve the same amount of exposure to UV light in just ONE sunbed session!