Signature Services: Berry Cherry Manicure

by Tracy Rubert | March 1, 2015

Berry Cherry Manicure, Mint Nail Lounge, Fairfax, Va.

Berry Cherry Manicure, Mint Nail Lounge, Fairfax, Va.

Shopping List
o Cácee Soap Spa Refreshment Deodorizing Soak (Berry Scent), and Aloe Vera Massage Oil
o Keyano Aromatic Cranberry Scrub
o Q-Smart Qtica Vanilla Wild Plum Mask
o CND Scentsations Black Cherry and Nutmeg Lotion
o Zoya Natural Nail Base, Polish, Top Coat, and Fast Drops

1. Soak the client’s hands in warm water with two to three flowers petals of soap spa refreshment deodorizing soak.
2. Prep the finger nails by cutting, shaping, and cleaning the cuticles.
3. Exfoliate the hands and arms with warmed cranberry scrub. Start by massaging the scrub into each finger, gently circling until the entire hand and arm are exfoliated. Rinse and towel dry.
4. Apply an even layer of moisture mask to the hands and arms. Massage in for silky skin. Cover with warm towels to promote full penetration into the skin. Remove after about five minutes.

5. Apply warmed massage oil to the hands and arms, and massage using circular motions. Continue the massage with a hot basalt stone to penetrate heat into the hands and arms.

6. Using warmed Black Cherry & Nutmeg lotion, massage the client’s hands and arms using deeper stroking movements and light stroking to the top of the arm. Massage the fingers by wiggling, squeezing, and rolling each finger individually.

7. Apply base coat, two coats of polish, and top coat for a smooth, high-gloss, protective shine. Finish with fast drops to perfect the manicure.

Price: $37

Tweak this Recipe: Use an alternate name such as Juicy Fruit Manicure, and offer a small chilled bowl of fresh cherries, and/or a chilled cherry-pomegranate mimosa.

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